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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:37 AM

KS. governor calls for resignation of county official who made 'master race' comment to black woman

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Source: The Hill


Kansas governor calls for resignation of county official who made 'master race' comment to black woman

BY AVERY ANAPOL - 11/18/18 08:24 AM EST

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) is calling for the resignation of a white county official who made a comment about being part of the “master race.”

Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp sparked backlash last week after making the comment, directed at a black woman during a public hearing.

“Racial and discriminative language have no place in our society, and most especially when spoken by someone holding a public office,” Colyer said in a statement.

“The inappropriate remarks made by Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp are unacceptable and do not reflect the values of the county which he represents,” the statement read. “As such, I call on him to step down as County Commissioner.”




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Reply KS. governor calls for resignation of county official who made 'master race' comment to black woman (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2018 OP
Mr. Ected Nov 2018 #1
yardwork Nov 2018 #8
beachbum bob Nov 2018 #2
brush Nov 2018 #3
beachbum bob Nov 2018 #5
The Genealogist Nov 2018 #6
Honeycombe8 Nov 2018 #4
knightmaar Nov 2018 #7
calimary Nov 2018 #9
WA-03 Democrat Nov 2018 #11
PatrickforO Nov 2018 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:06 AM

1. This is a feature, not a bug, in GOP politics

They're only sorry when they get caught.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:50 AM

8. He gave it away. They're not supposed to be this obvious.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:11 AM

2. republicans hate it when their "inside words", thoughts and beliefs are exposed in the public domain

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:27 AM

3. Funny how they are the ones themselves doing the exposing.

As I always say, being racist is dumb/racists are dumb.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:33 AM

5. this happens in settings they "feel safe" and seem to forget about smart phones able to record stuff

 

and sometimes it happens in front of all to see as most racists believe they are not racists but stating beliefs as facts they expect the rest of us to accept

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:41 AM

6. They like dog whistles, not bullhorns

So true. 50+ years they have spent honing their skills on the dog whistle, only to have people like this county commissioner wreck it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:32 AM

4. I think that's the only thing to do.

Maybe it started out as a bad taste joke, in his mind. But he added to it, which took it out of the "joke" category and accidentally belied his beliefs. And even if it was a joke, I would not have someone in govt who makes jokes like that. Someone w/o a filter of what is racist and insulting and harmful to others doesn't belong in govt.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:49 AM

7. It's the same with rape "jokes"

The person speaking might be "joking", but there are people who hear it and don't think it's a joke.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:52 AM

9. This is the out-going governor, correct?

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:28 PM

11. Correct

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:59 AM

10. Interesting...I read the comments on the tweet. An alarming observation.

A few right-wingers made the spurious argument that when Klemp made the comment, he didn't 'mean' it to be racist. It was, they said, only him noting a common physical feature, a gap between the front teeth, and then saying that it made both of them members of the 'master race.' So, their argument goes, he was accepting her as equal.

But...it WAS racist. The allusion to a 'master race' is in itself racist. And they don't see that. That is what is alarming.

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