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MUHAMMAD: Worn-out White 'Backlash' Again in Richmond, Everywhere

Askia Muhammad | 8/14/2013, 3 p.m.
I guess I'll be saying this until I'm blue in the face: White people just aren't into us Black folks.
Askia Muhammad

So, who rides in on a white horse to defend White folks? Why Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only African American serving in the chamber. He called on Reid to apologize. “I hope Senator Reid will realize the offensive nature of his remarks and apologize to those who disagree with the president’s policies because of one thing – they are hurting hardworking American families,” said Sen. Scott, a.k.a. “Uncle Ruckus” in the TV cartoon series “The Boondocks.”

The last time the president was in Arizona, you may recall, during his meeting with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, she contemptuously wagged her finger in the president’s face while they spoke on an airport tarmac. Just recently the president was in Arizona again, and while Brewer minded her “Ps and Qs” there was a racist hazing incident. As the president spoke in Phoenix about responsible home ownership, hundreds of people stood outside protesting his policies, many shouting and carrying racially charged signs.

“Bye Bye Black Sheep,” some protestors shouted at one point, a reference to the president's skin color, according to the Arizona Republic. Another protestor carried a sign that said, “Impeach the Half-White Muslim!” Another protestor shouted: “He’s 47 percent Negro.”

Enough said. He’s the president of their country, they certainly can’t think any better of the rest of us. But that tired, racist, xenophobia is invalid in these modern times, when White folks will need Black folks to help save them, before Black folks will need White folks to “deliver” them.