February 20, 2011

Well, it isn't racist when "progressives" do it

That's the unwritten rule, right?

A Broadview Heights woman is accusing state Rep. Robert F. Hagan of using a term that some believe has a racist connotation on a social networking site.

Hagan, D-60th, of Youngstown, used the term “buckwheat” in a Facebook posting Saturday.

He said the posting wasn’t racist, and the attack on him is the tea party’s attempt to make him look bad.

“I have a history of supporting equal rights and civil rights,” Hagan said.

The Facebook discussion started between Hagan and Maggi Cook, of Southwest Ohio, regarding Wisconsin Senate Democrats not showing up at their Statehouse because of their governor’s attempts to remove collective bargaining rights and cut benefits for public workers. (Link.)

Hagan went on to say he "has a lot of black friends;" indeed, he makes sure he has plenty of flavored soda, fried chicken, hot sauce and Dr. Dre records around when they stop by.

(h/t: Insty.)

Posted by Hube at February 20, 2011 09:51 AM | TrackBack

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