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January 11, 2010

DNC Head Tim Kaine: Reid Was Totally Praising Obama, Because Saying Someone is "Light Skinned" and Has "No Negro Dialect" Is Like the Highest Compliment to a Black Person

That seems to be the take-away, here.

KAINE: Well, I think if you look at the remarks, as I have, it was all in the context of saying positive things about Senator Obama and why he —

WALLACE: Negro dialect?

KAINE: — might be a wonderful —

WALLACE: Light-skinned?

KAINE: Positive things about his candidacy and why his candidacy would be strong. And so I think, you know, again, while he said the choice of words was unfortunate, he stepped right up to it, acknowledged it and said, "Look, I said things that I shouldn't have or I should have said differently."

It definitely was in the context of recognizing in Sen. Obama a great candidate and future president. And that's why they're working so well. …

And... um... the darker-skinned black folks who have a "Negro accent"? I guess they're... well, not good, like Obama is.

The column's by Ken "Medium-Shade" Blackwell, all about the Democrats' free pass on race. Worth reading.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.


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