Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Series of Off-Color Remarks

"Anything is possible if you set your sights low enough."
- Cornel West, on the election of a merely black President

"And, it is said, Chappelle replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that one more such victory would utterly undo him."
- Plutarch

"Fear and paranoia. Vicarious Semitophilia. Glenn Beck wants more than anything else to be a victim, covets more than anything a victim's right of infinite retribution. Who are we to deny him?"
- Sonia Sotomayor

"Why are so many American Indians obese?"
"Because they live in poverty."
- Sanjay Gupta, Larry EchoHawk

"Most devious of all is the notion that the sounds 'nigga' and 'nigger' are two different words, when they are so clearly just different pronunciations of the same word. It's just a damn trap to demean white people by making them feel ignorant and then forcing them to affect some black-sounding accent. For godsake, just let me say what comes naturally--and what could come more naturally out of a white man's mouth than 'nigger'?"
"I don't know, I don't have these kinds of hangups. Black people are the only people I still trust."
- Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton

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