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White congressional candidate wants to participate in forum, she can’t because she’s not black
dailycaller.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 06/02/2010 7:39:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Because Liz Carter is white, she’s banned from debating Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson and the other black candidates running for his Georgia congressional seat at a candidate forum in Atlanta tonight.

The forum, moderated by Newsmakers Live, is solely for the black Republicans and Democrats running for Johnson’s 4th Congressional District seat, Carter took to the Internet to say.

Carter, a Republican, expressed her disappointment on Twitter Wednesday, asking, “What happened to diversity?”

“We called them, we asked to participate,” said Carter’s campaign manager, Cheryl Prater. But she said Newsmaker Live’s event moderator, Maynard Eaton, told the campaign that because Carter is white, she’s only allowed to sit in the audience and not participate.

Newsmakers Live is a black media organization, which according to its website has a “global urbane perspective” and publishes a weekly journal and video show that “embodies a unique ‘infotainment’ concept that specializes in intense interviewing of prominent personalities and political figures.” Its website includes videos titled, “Are Black Babies An Endangered Species,” and “Moving African-American Businesses to the Next Level.”

Maynard, the editor-in-chief of Newsmakers Live, did not immediately respond to a request for comment by e-mail. But a flier advertising the event’s guests only shows the photos of the three black Democrats and one black Republican running for the seat: Hank Johnson,Vernon Jones and Connie Stokes, all Democrats, and Republican candidate Cory Ruth.

“By inviting this black Republican, they’ve made it racial,” said Prater. There are a couple other white candidates who were not invited to the program, Prater said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2sick4words; blatantracism; racism

1 posted on 06/02/2010 7:39:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What happened to “diversity”?

Don’t you understand? Just like “civil rights” it was NEVER expected to apply to white rights.


2 posted on 06/02/2010 7:40:48 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow! and these people represent who?


3 posted on 06/02/2010 7:40:53 PM PDT by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like racial discrimination to me.


4 posted on 06/02/2010 7:41:44 PM PDT by caper gal 1 (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. Vote Conservative.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

White people are the new n*****s.


5 posted on 06/02/2010 7:42:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Back of the bus, baby!!"
6 posted on 06/02/2010 7:42:26 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When will white people finally be able to sue for discrimination?


7 posted on 06/02/2010 7:43:12 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The good news is that Hank Johnson will not have to defend the overturned Guam.


8 posted on 06/02/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT by wac3rd (Gulf oil spews...Obama sues.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s racism straight up


9 posted on 06/02/2010 7:44:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She ain’t got the complexion for the protection.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 7:44:56 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is news?Its always been this way but just try to have an all white miss america or something along those lines and watch all hell break loose.


11 posted on 06/02/2010 7:45:20 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We don’t want your kind around here.”


12 posted on 06/02/2010 7:45:25 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

TrueRac


13 posted on 06/02/2010 7:46:05 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

14 posted on 06/02/2010 7:47:03 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does the FEC cover this type of activity?


15 posted on 06/02/2010 7:48:11 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Diversity? This dim bulb thinks her white skin and her American-American culture is a part of the Left’s “diversity”? Where has she been? Did she notice that everyone has a tribal race structure of power but her? Did she notice that everyone has civil rights but her?


16 posted on 06/02/2010 7:50:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY
RACISTS!
17 posted on 06/02/2010 7:52:43 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It is widely programed in the urban area the only Blacks can Represent Blacks.(Whoa, betide anyone that says “Whites can only represent Whites”)

I have had other races represent me and my family and many did quite well. Too bad Dr. King isn't around to straighten some people out.

18 posted on 06/02/2010 7:53:42 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Only Blacks are allowed to discriminate.


19 posted on 06/02/2010 7:54:34 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

True story.

A friend of mine worked at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.

http://www.freedomcenter.org/

This center hosts many black events. On one occasion an event organizer asked the center for BLACK ONLY wait staff for a specific event. Essentially they didn’t want white people anywhere near the place.

The Freedom Center declined their request as it went against the spirit of the facility.


20 posted on 06/02/2010 7:54:47 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo this pisses me off so damned bad I’m going to stop this reply right here.......


21 posted on 06/02/2010 8:02:24 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo this pisses me off so damned bad I’m going to stop this reply right here.......


22 posted on 06/02/2010 8:04:33 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Doesn’t she know that the people who scream “diversity” the loudest are the ones who practice it the least?


23 posted on 06/02/2010 8:11:02 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: RightOnline

Sorry for the double post. Guess I’m doubly pissed.


24 posted on 06/02/2010 8:15:15 PM PDT by RightOnline
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