"Are you all that young? It is a quote from old movies where StepinFetchit (a very stereotypical black character) would be in a dark room in a spooky house and hear a strange noise or see some vague ghostly movement and his eyes would bug out and he's say, "Feets, don't fail me now!" And then he'd run like crazy."
I'm sure you are correct and I'm old enough to remember Stepin Fetchit, but I still don't see what is racist about the remark. I'm sure the actor, though now dead, would be quite upset if he knew that people were obliterating his lifes work due to some politically correct pinheads.
posted on 12/31/2005 6:50:40 PM PST
(Unless I start calling Peshawar using phrases like as "I want my 72 virgins now," I figure I'm safe.)
This has got to be the most bizarre and surreal thread I've seen on FR in a long, long time.
A white ESPN announcer says "feets don't fail me now" about a white NFL quarterback.
Somebody from the Hypersensitivity Police not only labels the phrase as "racist" but then goes on to complain about how Limbaugh could never say it and get away with it.
Then the Hypersensitivity Police Auxiliary jumps in to . . . what? Bowdlerize the phrase from the English language?
posted on 12/31/2005 6:57:48 PM PST
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