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Chris Rock's Tweet Beyond the Pale

mary anne24 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 9:01 AM
This is just more of the same. This is what we are teaching the kids - to hate whites. It's been going on in the schools forever. Slavery and racism has been around thousands of years, America corrected it in less than 100 years. It's time to more along. Be proud of what you are. I say this because I think some people, maybe like Rock, don't seem happy to be what they are.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 4:45 PM
We, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania "corrected" the problem by making an end of slavery in 1780, before we were even free from Great Britain. In fact, we PA Dutch (really, PA Deusch, or PA Germans) were against slavery from the beginning; as an affront to God, and as a breach of two, possibly three, of the Commandments.

So Chris, my hands and my family's hands are clean. But blacks were sold into slavery by other blacks. And any white blood in today's African Americans is likely slaveowners' blood.

How clean are your hands, Chris?
itriedthemall Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 10:45 AM
You hit the nail on the head. Instead of despising America for having been a slave-owning country, be thankful that we no longer are!
Manny41 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 9:39 AM
Where is the hue and cry for slavery that is being practiced TODAY in Africa?

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

Comedian Chris Rock has stoked the flames of controversy with this Fourth of July tweet. The Hollywood comic wrote: "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." Rock's tweet sparked plenty of day-after fireworks. What he wrote went beyond the pale, responded many online, hurt and enraged at Rock's bitter humor.

Chris Rock's tweet was beyond the pale. It was doubtless his effort to capitalize on the 160th anniversary of that great Fifth of July speech delivered by black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Douglass addressed...