Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gubernatorial Hopeful Sends Racist Emails

By GARY BAUMGARTEN
Paltalk News Network

NEW YORK - He wants to be governor of New York. But Carl Paladino is under attack today for sending racist emails.

Among the missives Paladino, who seeks the Republican nomination for governor and who has the support of the Tea Party, emailed was a video mocking President Obama - one that's popular among white supremacists. It depicted an African tribal dance and is described as an "Obama inauguration dress rehearsal."  Another email contains the "n" word.

He also emailed porn - including one that involves bestiality.

He's lost the support of his own party. The state Republican party has joined the Democratic party in condemning Paladino, a millionaire, who maintains he is not a racist.

Paladino has shown no indication that he will withdraw from the race. It won't be particularly shocking if he continues his run. What will be shocking is that, in this day and age, anyone would actually vote for him.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If we are going to continue claiming that we are a civilized nation, then I believe we need to choose only the politicians that set a good example in our society; those that exhibit a civil behaviour, and not one of a racial discrimination, because in the end this politician is acting as our representative in the government. If he or she is taking a leadership role, then we are his/her followers that share similar beliefs. If we accept a racist governor, then we are allowing for the development of a culture that accepts the dehumanization of African-Americans, and other minority groups, as well as tolerating racial discrimination and racism. In a sense, we become extremists, and such a culture can only lead to disastrous and violent results in the long run!
It follows, then, that where our country stands today on issues like racism and discrimination, is where we stand. We are the agents of change that can ultimately stop the hate! As Ghandi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world."

Sara