Tuesday, September 27, 2011
About as Tasteless as Telling Someone with Depression "Snap Out of It!"
Yahoo.com's The Cutline reports the inevitable fallout from President Obama's speech to the Congressional Black Caucus last Saturday.
By most accounts, President Obama gave a fiery speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, telling blacks to "quit crying and complaining" and support him in the fight for jobs, according to the Associated Press. But was the AP transcription of Obama's remarks racist?
That's the subject currently being debated after the issue was raised on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show on Sunday.
On MSNBC, the African-American author Karen Hunter complained the news service transcribed Obama's speech without cleaning it up as other outlets did--specifically including the "dropped g's...."