Racey Links: Brad Paisley, Ben Stein, Cornell Students, And Principals

Friday, November 07, 2014

Brooklyn Principal Sorry About That Racist Comment

A Brooklyn principal is in hot water this week after making a racist comment about Spanish-speakers in front of prospective parents, claiming, "If you don’t speak Spanish, you’re going to clean your own house." She has since apologized, so there's that.

Paisley CMA joke wasn't racist: Column

As an African-American Southerner, let me assure singer Brad Paisley that I'm not among those who were offended by his joke at the Country Music Association Awards. Not only was it not racist, it was actually a smart poke at the perception of country music as an all-white conclave of artists and fans. For those who missed the joke, here's what Paisley said: "If you were looking for Black-ish tonight, yeah, this ain't it. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy White-ish." Black-ish is the new ABC hit show that normally is broadcast on Wednesday nights. It's about an upper-middle-class African-American family and stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. The fact that Paisley, who co-hosted the CMAs with Carrie Underwood, told the joke before Darius Rucker, an African-American country star, took the stage may have amped up the Twitter controversy that ensued.

Ben Stein says Obama is 'the most racist president' ever in America

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" actor Ben Stein offered some harsh criticism of President Barack Obama before Tuesday's Election Day. The 69-year-old political commentator and economist told Fox News on Sunday that the White House is trying to "racialize all politics," making Obama "the most racist president there has ever been in America." He claimed POTUS and Democrats like Hillary Clinton are allegedly trying to convince African-American voters that "Republicans have policies against black people."

Cornell student group gets racist comments for weeklong event

A student group’s weeklong event aimed to bring people together, but instead some have made racist comments about it on social media [...] A few took to social media app Yik Yak and posted anonymously they felt Privilege Week was an effort to give white males a guilt trip. Comments went downhill from there. “Why can black people just get scholarships for just being black from school?” BACO member Brenda Mejia read from the app. “Why can there be all black colleges, but not all white? It would be considered racist if black people didn’t get in and they’d complain.”