Skip to comments.Schultz says 'break' is a 'southern racist term' (Special Ed Schultz of MessNBC)
Posted on 10/14/2011 2:40:19 PM PDT by MissesBush
Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC's the Ed Show, believes that Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is pandering to "white Republicans out there who don't like black folks" and accused Sen. Jim Demint, R-S.C., of using racist langauge in his opposition to Obamacare.
On his show last night, Schultz said that Demint, whom Cain has mentioned as a potential running mate, repeated an "old southern racist term when talking about defeating President Obama during the health care debate." Schultz's example? He quoted Demint saying that "If we are able to stop Obama on this [health care law], it will be his Waterloo. It will break him." For clarity, Schultz repeated the offending line, "It will break him."
Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, explained that "break" is a racist verb, "a term that was used to destroy, mentally and physically, slaves." Accordingly, the Demint line demonstrated "how dark some of these racial discourses can be in presidential politics." Peterson said that Cain, by naming Demint as a possible VP pick, "gives those folks a pass" on racism.
Peterson's claim echoed and extended Schultz's conclusion the previous evening that Cain, a black Republican, is appealing to white racists in order to win the Republican primary. "You think about white Republicans who don't like black folks," Schultz explained. "It's almost as if this guy is trying to warm up to them and tell them what they want to hear."
Schultz cited Cain's belief that education gaps, rather than racism, accounts for the poverty and unemployment among black Americans. Then, Schultz asked his guest if Cain "is doing a disservice to his race" by denying that "racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way."
Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson agreed with Schultz's suggestion and accused Cain of denying racism for the sake of his "great machinery of self-promotion." Dyson said that Cain should especially recognize "post-intentional racism" - racism that people don't intend to have or to act upon.
Below, you can watch video of Schultz talking with Dyson.
I haven’t heard a thing from or about Ed Shultz since his network threatened to fire him about six months ago. I didn’t know he was still around.
I vow never to break the pool balls again,but I will still break wind.
More incoherent babbling from the inmates at LSDNC.
Everyone knows the proper non-racist way to say something like that is to say "cut his nuts off" (thanks Rev. Jackson for that language tip!).
Ya just can’t make this stuff up.
This kind of talk is going to show the lefts agenda front and center.
The original “Ed Show”...and this Ed made more sense than Schultz:
Oh give ME a BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ed Schultz is an idiot.
My eyes have been opened by this article.
I now understand that CB radio was all a
racist plot......Break, Break 19...
Never heard that one.
However “He needed shootin’ “ is a valid legal defense.
Sorry, Ed, but methinks medieval torture chambers, Inquisition inquistors, and an entire history of battlefield captures has dibs on the word “break”.
So when the state of California passes a law saying workers must have two, 10 minute “breaks” a day, they are being racists?
“Hey Ed you fat freak, why don’t you go choke on a cheeseburger!”
Then you can blame Bush for your obesity AND your stupidity!
Gimme a break.
Give me a break.
Hey hey hey hey! One break, comin' up!
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