White People Bashing: Rex Johnson

Monday, October 13, 2008

How do you lose a 200K a year job as head of the Hawaii Tourism Authority?


Just send out a bunch of e-mails from your corporate account calling U.S. Sen. Barack Obama a "coon" and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton a "beaver."

And while it's great to see that all of his supporters backed away from him, I have one simple question of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Senior Vice President Keith Vieira who said he doesn't believe Johnson is a racist (but who seems to be more worried more about the negative impact of the e-mail controversy on the tourism industry versus Johnson's e-mail):

If calling Barack Obama a "coon" doesn't make Rex Johnson a racist, what does?