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Posted on 12/28/2005 7:43:51 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Philadelphia School District Lawyer Calls Jurors 'Crackers' Attorney Removed As Lead Councel After Racist Comments
POSTED: 10:17 am EST December 28, 2005 UPDATED: 10:25 am EST December 28, 2005
PHILADELPHIA -- Attorney Carl Singley has lost his role as lead counsel in a school district discrimination case after allegations that he called several white jurors "crackers" after their verdict.
The jury had awarded about $3 million in damages to four white plaintiffs who contended that their boss in the Philadelphia School District's purchasing department had fired them in 2003 for racial reasons.
Singley, who is black, was accused of making the comment to jurors in a courthouse elevator after last week's verdict. He soon found himself back in the courtroom before U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III.
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why do i find this event funny?
Nothing to see here folks. Just move along. Ignore the double-standard behind the curtain.
Wrong color of brother apparently
Better to be a Crack-er than a Crack-ho...........
I live 20 miles west of Philly. Believe me... this comes as no surprise considering the mayor. Of course, John Street would have started swinging at the jurors rather than call them names.
Do you mean ''bruh-thuh-ly''? :)
Liberal Democrats are so tolerant and intellectual, too!........
John Kerry was in Philly during the campaign last year. At the end of his speech, he gave the audience (mostly black) the "black power" sign - raisning his fist in the air.
How f-ing condescending can one party be to an entire race of people??? Do black people think he would have done the same thing to an audience of white people?
Cracka'! Cracka'-ass cracka'! You cracka'-ass cracka' don't make me put my foot up your cracka'-ass, cracka'!
probably the first time i have ever seen a black being disciplined for making racially insensitive remarks towards whites
...because the genius lawyer proved the point that those who were suing were trying to make. LOL
How did the word "cracker" as a derogatory word towards whites come out? Anyone know?
" he called several white jurors "crackers" after their verdict."
I love Saltine crackers with chili. Graham crackers are another favorite. I just love crackers of all kinds.
I would be honored to be called a cracker.
Cracker = Georgia white man.
Because if you're from the south, you're obviously a racist.
80% of all black's in America, racist hate for white America bump and 100% of all white liberals hate for white America.
Look in Wikipedia under "White cracker."
I prefer "Honkey".
"Honkey is a racial epithet used for white people. It was made popular by a man named George Jefferson in the 1970's. You see, he and his wife wheezy owned a dry-cleanin' business, and moved on up to the East Side to a de-luxe apartment in the sky. They finally got a piece of the pie." -Silky Johnson, 2004 Hater of the YearOwl_Eagle
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
i love this term.
...I will never understand Democrats.
Cracker refers to the whip cracker. The man who whipped the slaves.
The guy is obviously an idiot, but why was he in front of a judge after the comment? He has the right to say whatever he wants.
Hey I know that guy, he ruined my business suit. Never take your dry cleaning to that Jefferson guy.
Interestingly enough, the Negro League baseball team in Atlanta was called the Atlanta Black Crackers.
There's still a Negro League? We should have a white athlete try out and then sue for discrimination when he doesn't make the team.
He wasn't diciplined, he was taken off this appeal as the lead. His firm still has the School Board contract. Even though the Mayor doesn't run the Board this still fits in with his racial comments from last year when he said WE are in charge.
A lawyer is officially an "officer of the court." I suppose that makes his treatment of jurors the judge's business. Reckon what the judge woulda said to a white lawyer who'd used the N word with some black jurors!
City of Brothers on drugs...
There was also a team just called the Crackers made up of white players.
Thought you might find this entertaining.
Oyster crackers are awesome tomato soup... add a little cheese to the mix = heaven on a chilly day ;-)
Cracker, Southern U.S. derogatory term for "poor, white trash" (1766), is from c.1450 crack "to boast" (e.g. not what it's cracked up to be), originally a Scottish word. Especially of Georgians by 1808, though often extended to residents of northern Florida.
"I should explain to your Lordship what is meant by crackers; a name they have got from being great boasters; they are a lawless set of rascalls on the frontiers of Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas and Georgia, who often change their places of abode." [1766, G. Cochrane]
And from Phrasesonline.org.UK (a good source for such) is this...
Grady McWhiney, in "Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South," (The University of Alabama Press, 1988) makes a distinction concerning the term CRACKER and tries to reclaim the term that is now used as a slur. He says that "cracker," in Scotch-Irish dialect meant "a person who talked boastingly." Later the term Crackers came to mean a Scotch-Irishmen, a particular group of people. McWhiney says Cracker eventually became a disparaging term and Crackers were equated with "poor whites."
He quotes historian Lewis C. Gray, in "History of Agriculture in the Southern United States to 1860," as associating the term Cracker with other slurs: "The distinctive characteristics of poor whites were recognized in the various special appellations by which they were contemptuously known in different parts of the South, such as, 'piney-woods people,' 'dirt-eaters,' 'clay-eaters,' 'tallow-faced gentry,' 'sand-hillers,' and 'crackers.'"
McWhiney asserts that Crackers are a distinctive ethnic group - the Scotch-Irish - and is appalled that, ".in a nation in which slurs based upon race, ethnicity, or religion have become strictly taboo, it is still acceptable to lampoon Crackers as a group."
HAHAH ... he fired some white peeps in 2003 for racial reasons... then when the verdict awards to the plantiffs 3mil, he has an outburst calling the jurors crackers .. uhm sorry bub, but you just lost any and all chances of getting any appeals in this case... now cough up the 3 mil in bones..
"John Kerry was in Philly during the campaign last year. At the end of his speech, he gave the audience (mostly black) the "black power" sign - raisning his fist in the air."
That is truly, truly, one of the faggiest things I've ever heard of. What a fake phoney white boy he is. LOL! If I was black that would have lost him my vote right on the spot.
He's an officer of the court and he does not get to say "whatever he wants" to a jury. If the judge does not slap this clown hard, the judge needs slapped around too.
Cracker used to be the term of choice in Georgia for rural whites. The more generic 'redneck' has now largely displaced the term. Before the Braves moved from Milwaukee to play in the recently constructed (at that time) Atlanta Stadium, the facility was the home to the Atlanta Crackers of the AAA Southern League.
The joke is that you can call a native Georgian a 'Cracker' and he won't be insulted - just like a real redneck will laugh at a Jeff Foxworthy 'You may be a redneck...' joke.
Im a Craker,
He's a Cracker,
Wouldnt you like to be a Craker too?
Me too. I would not even think it was racist to call me cracker...I would just look at the person like they were from another planet. What does that mean anyway Cracker. The guy should still be part of the case. Why can't we all be adults.
Where did you get these stats??? Just kidding.
There is a new derogatory term for clueless white Georgians -- a "Rocker".
If it wasn't for the South we would not have any of this nonsense. LOL.
And does anyone think we could be having this discussion about any group other than southern white males?