Saturday, June 18, 2011

GOP State Senator Refers To Blacks As "Aborigines"

Political candidate 101: don't use racially charged and offensive language while wearing a mic.

Alabama state Senator Scott Beason, who helped sponsor a tough immigration bill in that state, was wearing a microphone as part of an FBI investigation targeting individuals accused of buysing and selling votes for pro-gambling legislation when someone referred to the black customers of a casino in Greene County, a predominately black area.

"In one transcript, Beason and two other Republican legislators were talking about economic development in predominantly black Greene County and the customers at one of the county's largest employers, the Greenetrack casino in Eutaw.

"'That's y'all's Indians,' one Republican said.

"'They're aborigines, but they're not Indians,' Beason replied."

Come on, guys, this is too easy.  While your constituents would probably not care in the slightest if you slight the LGBTs with offensive statements, racism is just so gauche!  What, is this the 1950s?  

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