The Washington Times reports racism deemed acceptable by black democrats because the receiver was a conservative republican. Steele, the current Lt. Governor of Maryland, is making bids for the US senate and has been the center of numerous racial attacks. Black democrats have called him Uncle Tom and even threw Oreo’s at him during campaign rallies. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, a black Baltimore Democrat, said Mr. Steele invites comparisons to a slave who loves his cruel master or a cookie that is black on the outside and white inside because his conservative political philosophy is, in her view, anti-black.
"Because he is a conservative, he is different than most public blacks, and he is different than most people in our community," she said. "His politics are not in the best interest of the masses of black people."
During the 2002 campaign, Democratic supporters pelted Mr. Steele with Oreo cookies during a gubernatorial debate at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
In 2001, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. called Mr. Steele an "Uncle Tom," when Mr. Steele headed the state Republican Party. Mr. Miller, Prince George's County Democrat, later apologized for the remark.
"That's not racial. If they call him the "N' word, that's racial," Mrs. Marriott said. "Just because he's black, everything bad you say about him isn't racial."
When I read that quote from Marriott, I almost had an aneurysm. If that isn’t the most unintelligent thing you’ve heard, I don’t know what would be.
Now, let me do it. I wonder what would happen if I threw an Oreo or two…