I know a little more about him now because my man has been in the news of late--and is in some hot water-- for speaking honestly about how Stiff Romney's "angry black man" jabs at Obama made him feel:
“That really bothered me. You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.
I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization.’ You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
Of course, as is to be expected, the outrage from the right-and the majority population in general- was swift:
"Why, precisely, did this comment constitute “niggerization,” and what did that vile word mean? Why was Touré invoking one of the most egregious slurs ever to enter the language? .....
Touré didn’t just say that – he said that Romney was “using the playbook Republicans have been using for decades now.” In other words, Republicans have been involved in so-called “niggerization” for decades.
This is disgusting. It’s a lie, and what’s more, it waters down racism to the point where anything qualifies – and to the point that real racism isn’t taken seriously anymore. According to Touré, it’s racist to suggest that Obama is the “food stamp president,” even if he’s elevated food stamp usage to record levels; it’s racist to call him angry; but it’s not racist for Joe Biden to suggest that freeing Wall Street will put black people “back in chains.”
Only MSNBC would put a fool like Touré on the air every night. And only the racially extreme left would consider Touré an eloquent spokesperson for their perverse views." [Source]
I need a break. First, Touré doesn't speak for me, but he certainly has a right to speak his mind, just as the Rush and the clowns over at FOX NEWS do.
And where is the outrage when Rush -and people like him- are using racial code words and making racial jokes at the president's expense? Where is the outrage when one of their number one financial backers and spokesperson for the party, questions the very legitimacy of the person holding the office of president? *crickets*
Anyway, these folks are doing their best Captain Renault impression over Touré speaking his mind, while they no doubt use it among themselves in private. The Romney campaign even wanted to speak to the heads of MSNBC about Toure's job. Seriously?
Anyway, sadly, as you Negroes tend to do in America when you piss off the man; Touré is walking back his comments and is apologizing to America for honestly saying how he felt.
"MSNBC commentator Touré apologized Friday for using the N word during a political discussion on the cable news channel.
Touré, co-host of MSNBC’s "The Cycle," accused Mitt Romney of "using racial coding" to "other" President Barack Obama with "really deep stereotypes about the angry black man."
"I know it's a heavy thing," he said. "I don't say it lightly, but this is n----rization."
The following day, Touré apologized for using the controversial word: "On yesterday's show, in discussion about the presidential race, I used a word to make a point. In retrospect, I muddied the discussion by using the N word. I could've made my point without that word. I shouldn't have used it, and for that I'm sorry."
I understand Touré; you have a mortgage to pay.