Instead of the over 600 words…

February 28th, 2008

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel community columnist Geraud Blanks used to explain why African-Americans are still willing to vote for jailed Milwaukee aldermen Mike McGee, cialis generic doctor he could have used just three:

Because he’s black.

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  • 1. Rustmeister  |  February 28th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Remedial diversity flogging training for you!

  • 2. Chris  |  February 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Yes you are going to be sent to one of Mayor Barretts reeducation camps for that comment.

    or worse yet they may chose to make you an unperson ;)

  • 3. grumps  |  February 29th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    That’s just as silly as saying that Charlie won’t vote for Lena Taylor because she IS black. Oh, nevermind

  • 4. elliot  |  February 29th, 2008 at 2:37 pm


    I’d like to point out, btw, that it’s not me saying that it’s “because he’s black.” I’m just cutting out all the stuff the columnist said around that…which was basically “because he’s black.”

  • 5. Geraud Blanks  |  March 3rd, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Funny thing is, “because he is Black” is the only thing many White people read in “over 600 words”. They don’t see any other of words like “history”, or “distrust for law enforcement”, or even the fact that Mike McGee has yet to be convicted of any crimes. All you see is Blacks blindly supporting another “Black Criminal”. Here is something to think about, Whites often support their imbattled leaders, but you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone now do you.

    My column wasn’t in support of, nor was it condemning Mike McGee and his supporters. It merely pointed out that many Black Americans do not feel as though the law and it’s enforcers always support them as vigorously as their white counterparts.

    None of that seems to be of interest to you though, we’re just a bunch of whining, complaining, charlatans and demagogues who support anyone who happens to be Black.

  • 6. elliot  |  March 3rd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    The point you made in your column about the historic bias in the justice system is a fair and reasonable one, but I stand by what I wrote: your column boils down to, “because he’s black.”

    You did an admirable job of explaining WHY “because he’s black” matters, but that doesn’t change the fact that it does.

    By the way, welcome to From Where I Sit. Feel free to drop in and express your opinion any time you’d like!

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