AP Reporter Responds To Chris Hayes Panel Debate On Racism Of Droppin=?windows-1252?Q?=92_G=92s_?=From Obama Speech

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 29 17:20:17 UTC 2011

Bloomberg, the mayor of NYC, gets called 'El Bloombito' when he tries to
make public statements in Spanish, so mayors are not immune.

I think any politician who changes the way they speak based on their
audience runs the risk of accusations of pandering.


On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
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> > Isn't that the question being asked of the President, who, after all,
> > dropped his 'g's when talking to a Black sudience?
> I may be mistaken, but I don't recall that code-switching is regarded
> as notable and even questionable, when the mayor of Los Angeles speaks
> before Chicano groups in Spanish. Is that because he's only a mayor,
> whereas Obama is the President?
> Or is it because the mayor of Los Angeles, though ethnically Chicano,
> is racially white (enough), whereas Obama, though ethnically black, is
> racially black (PLEASE don't try to hand me that socially- and
> politically-meaningless "mixed" lie!), just another biggety nigger
> whose every thought, word, and deed can be challenged for any reason
> whatever by any white man who merely feels like having a little fun at
> that coon's expense?
> Surely, you can't pretend that it's otherwise, even to yourself.
> "Liberty and justice for _all_"?
> Don't make my cry. You simply have not the slightest idea of where it's at.
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