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September 25, 2010 03:57 AM UTC

At least she's not your racist Congresswoman

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  • by: cologeek

California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez on Univision:

Of course this isn’t a white Republican, it’s a Hispanic Democrat.  And the target is a Vietnamese immigrant, not exactly a target the left really cares about.  So it probably couldn’t be considered racism.

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9 thoughts on “At least she’s not your racist Congresswoman

  1. That was a racist statement.

    Not quite the manifesto that the guy in New York (that the Republican party is trying to get off the ballot) wrote comparing humans of different races to the mating behavior of finch species.

    But, yup. Loretta Sanchez is a crazypants. Ever seen the Christmas cards she sends out with her and her cats?

      1. Which is what cologeek apparently also believes, as he posted this to excuse his party against recent claims of racism (like the finch guy).

        An eye for an eye as it were.

  2. Have we learned nothing about context and deceptive editing?

    What was the question she was asked?

    Was this her entire answer?

    Were the words at the bottom an accurate translation taking into account nuance and subtlety of the Spanish language?

    I agree that at first look her words appear racist but obviously there’s a lot missing here…

  3. Not sure her comment was racist as much as it was a growing issue of “racial safe seats”.  Meaning since the 1970s certain political seats have been unofficially carved out for women, Blacks and Latinos.  We saw some of this in Colorado  when there was no Latino tapped for Ken Salazar’s seat.

    Do I think this is wrong, yes, I do.  More importantly, why do we not see more Blacks and Latino running for “White Seats”?  Why are there no Black and Latino elected officials from Cherry Creek? Or Pacific Palisades? or Park Avenue?

    Well, the same reason a white guy will never win in Compton or Harlem or East LA.  The racial divide is an issue. So, now we have a small minority group (I am guessing) of people of Vietnamese heritage challenging a Latino safe seat.

    What I see as the bigger issue is how convoluted are we getting in our society.  What is next? Seats for bi-racial accomplished Blacks that are accepted in West LA or Boulder?  How about seats carved out for Japanese Lesbians in San Francisco.  Or even better how about Middle Eastern Christians in NYC or the best… white, female, Christian right wing, tea party Witches in Delaware.

    There is such an issue with race in this country.  Perhaps we as instinctual animals will never find a comfort level with people that look different.  This makes me really sad for America.

    1. You have basically admitted to the possibility of this being a racist comment. Then attempted to justify it on the off chance it was.

      Thilly (hope I’m not assuming too much here) and I both would rather see the entire video, sans editing, and/or hear from the Congresswoman herself before applying, either outright or tacitly, the label “racist” to her.

      We’ve learned the lessons of Shirley Sherrod.

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