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Michelle Burdo of CBS46 Apologizes for Saying ‘Colored Woman’
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/1

Posted on 07/03/2014 4:37:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway

CBS46 morning show host Michelle Burdo used the dated term “colored woman” during a segment about summer hair tips Monday morning during the 9 a.m. CBS Better Mornings Atlanta program.

“Let me tell you something,” Burdo said during a live segment to an African-American woman who appears to be the hair expert. “I’m not a colored woman but I have kinky hair just like her and when you straighten it every day, it’s…” She pauses.

The woman filled the empty air by saying, “healthier.” Here’s a 12-second portion of the segmen

On Tuesday’s show, at 9:57 a.m., Burdo apologized for her utterance. “Yesterday, I made a pretty insensitive remark during one of our segments here on Better Mornings Atlanta. I apologize… Once again, I truly want to say from the bottom of my heart that I really am sorry about that comment. I made that comment in reference to my hair color but I used an inappropriate term.” Someone posted the video on YouTube. Comments there and on Facebook include “what the hell,” “we are living in sad times” and “Her color is IGNORANT and UNINFORMED. Where did they find her…Mars?”

Camille Mahdi on Facebook was a bit more empathetic: “LOL, she probably meant to say one thing, but said what she was thinking. That’s honesty. She’s an idiot, but I am not offended in the least bit.”

Lane Michaelsen, the CBS46 news director, said in an email that he made sure she apologized on air but didn’t say if she was reprimanded in any tangible way. At least she was informed that the phrase “colored” isn’t considered politically correct in this day and age. “Women of color” is okay. “Colored woman”? Not so much.

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1 posted on 07/03/2014 4:37:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

What’s weird is if she’d said, “I’m not a woman of color”, that would have been fine to the PC police.


2 posted on 07/03/2014 4:39:13 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan
Seriously Not Guilty


3 posted on 07/03/2014 4:42:56 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: nickcarraway
"Woman" and "women" should match in the chosen example below from the article. The news director needs to apologize after the other apology. /sarc.

Lane Michaelsen, the CBS46 news director, said in an email that he made sure she apologized on air but didn’t say if she was reprimanded in any tangible way. At least she was informed that the phrase “colored” isn’t considered politically correct in this day and age. “Women of color” is okay. “Colored woman”? Not so much.

4 posted on 07/03/2014 4:43:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ifinnegan

Touche!

LOL


5 posted on 07/03/2014 4:43:29 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I miss Bloom County.


6 posted on 07/03/2014 4:44:47 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway

This is what we cry about in this country.

Meanwhile, black Italian citizens of African ancestry are completely flummoxed at being called “African-American”.


7 posted on 07/03/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Does that channel air old SNL skits?


8 posted on 07/03/2014 4:46:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ifinnegan

Exactly. A lot of stores even have sections for hair products marked “Women of Color”

What’s the difference between a “colored woman” and a “woman of color”? It’s all about people finding reasons to be offended and forcing apologies out of others so they can feel like they’re winning some battle the rest of us aren’t even interested in fighting. All I can say is the worst thing someone can do in these situations is apologize. Once they do, that’s when everyone starts to pile on and it never stops.


9 posted on 07/03/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: Larry Lucido
"Can I say United Negro College Fund?"

Now they're calling themselves UNCF.

Not to be confused with UNICEF.

10 posted on 07/03/2014 4:48:35 PM PDT by x
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To: nickcarraway

None of it matters, none of it is offensive.

None of it.

Offended people need to be told their feelings don’t matter.

Enough of this psychological abuse and domination crap.


11 posted on 07/03/2014 5:03:22 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: RightInJersey
A lot of stores even have sections for hair products marked “Women of Color”

I've never seen that. I've seen "Ethnic" at Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Is "Ethnic" also considered derogatory? I can't keep up.

12 posted on 07/03/2014 5:07:24 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: RightInJersey
It’s all about people finding reasons to be offended and forcing apologies out of others so they can feel like they’re winning some battle the rest of us aren’t even interested in fighting. All I can say is the worst thing someone can do in these situations is apologize. Once they do, that’s when everyone starts to pile on and it never stops.

Exactly. Right on the nose. And in fact, I am convinced they change it every few years specifically so they can pounce on everyone who doesn't keep up. Literally, it's a set-up. The underlying goal is to make white people afraid to talk about any of it at all because if we do, the Offended League isn't going to listen to what we say but HOW WE SAY IT. That's how they hijack the discourse, and make everyone forget the topic and focus on whether the speaker is Holy enough to have an opinion.

And the loudest accusers are often white themselves! There's nothing a liberal white loves more than lighting into other white people. It's called playing Lefter Than Thou and it's the verbal version of the Knockout game.

13 posted on 07/03/2014 5:14:14 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: nickcarraway
so colored woman is racist, but woman of color is politically correct... wait, wut???
14 posted on 07/03/2014 5:14:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nickcarraway

I figured it out.

Of course, they object to “colored woman”.
They would now object to “negro”.
Or “black”.

As soon as you find a term to describe them, they will object to it.

Because they don’t want to be pointed out. They don’t want there to be anything that identifies them.


15 posted on 07/03/2014 5:15:06 PM PDT by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: nickcarraway
Walk on the Wild Side
16 posted on 07/03/2014 5:39:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: nickcarraway

I’m still waiting for an apology for “creepy a$$ cracker”


17 posted on 07/03/2014 5:48:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: ifinnegan
It's like the time that Tom opened a laundromat.
18 posted on 07/03/2014 6:13:03 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps the news babe had just read a story on the National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People, a PC accepted title, and then used the same phraseology in an unapproved, nonPC phrase. The leftist language police are very stict on this point.

Now, unless she can grovel to the satisfaction of the “Rev.” Sharpton, her career is probably on as thin ice as if she had used the word “niggardly.”


19 posted on 07/03/2014 6:13:52 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: nickcarraway

So “person of color” : good, but “colored woman” : bad?? Who are the idiots who make up these “rules” anyway?


20 posted on 07/03/2014 6:14:44 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: nickcarraway
Rev. Al is a colored poverty pimp of color.
21 posted on 07/03/2014 6:19:11 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

She says, “Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side.”
Said, “Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side.”
And the colored girls go
“Doo do doo do doo do do doo...”

(Lou Reed - “Walk on the Wild Side”)


22 posted on 07/03/2014 6:19:37 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Still Thinking
People need to quit apologizing for this nonsense. The end result of this stuff is people will more and more disassociate from each other and stay within their own “safe” groups. Which in to days politically correct society might not be a bad idea.

Oddly enough the demorats demand diversity yet do all they can to curtail it.

23 posted on 07/03/2014 6:20:44 PM PDT by caww
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To: RightInJersey
It’s all about people finding reasons to be offended and forcing apologies out of others so they can feel like they’re winning some battle the rest of us aren’t even interested in fighting.

Well said. It's an attempt to control others thru intimidation and guilt. Today's society is dominated by the conflict between the perpetually offended and eternally guilty.

24 posted on 07/03/2014 6:25:06 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Chode

Geesh, I must be getting old. When I was growing up Woman of Color was any female dating the Sherwin-Williams guy...


25 posted on 07/03/2014 6:29:17 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn
and She's a Rainbow...
26 posted on 07/03/2014 6:32:52 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Regulator

Hoo boy. Hang that pic on the wall in January and you won’t need to turn on the heat for sure.


27 posted on 07/03/2014 7:27:36 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Not getting it from me...


28 posted on 07/03/2014 7:44:26 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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