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Chris Rock's Tweet Beyond the Pale

Storm13 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 9:17 AM
I am so sick of Americans of African descent playing the race card. As if Chris Rock, as well as any other member of the black community born after 1980 has ever been discriminated against. I mean, lets face it, anyone who is white in America today would be a pariah if they displayed racism against any race. Americans of African descent are racist against each other. It isn't the white man calling them the N word. It isn't the white man committing 93%* of the murders in this country against them. This none sense of both white guilt and phony "boy who cried wolf" race card playing must cease. *2007 Bureau of Justice statistics

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...