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Deejay won't apologize for calling Condi Rice an "Aunt Jemima"
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Edited on Fri Nov-19-04 09:22 AM by matcom

An unrepentant Sly explained why he called the nominee to be secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, an "Aunt Jemima" and outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell an "Uncle Tom" on the radio Wednesday.

Sly, the on-air name for John Sylvester, told WTDY-AM (1670) morning show listeners that Rice, who is black, bought her way into the White House with obedience to President Bush.

"I'm not apologizing for what I said," Sylvester said Thursday in an interview. "I stand by it.

"I was aiming that directly at a black person that is letting himself (and herself) be used by an administration that has been extremely hostile to minorities," he said.

"Being subservient and being a black role model are two different things. I think (Rice) has not only been bad for the country and for national security, but I think she's been a bad black role model.
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  -Deejay won't apologize for calling Condi Rice an "Aunt Jemima" matcom  Nov-19-04 09:22 AM   #0 
  - Here here!  Politicub   Nov-19-04 09:23 AM   #1 
  - Anyone who defends  cali   Nov-19-04 09:54 AM   #18 
     - It's tragic that not everyone can live up to your standards  Politicub   Nov-19-04 10:02 AM   #21 
        - Nothing like defending  cali   Nov-19-04 11:09 AM   #34 
           - This is NOT racism....argh!  hollywood926   Nov-19-04 11:55 AM   #38 
           - I don't defend racist remarks  Politicub   Nov-19-04 12:25 PM   #43 
              - Thanks  cali   Nov-19-04 02:10 PM   #44 
  - Some day maybe we'll get beyond color  molly   Nov-19-04 09:23 AM   #2 
  - fat chance  sniffa   Nov-19-04 09:26 AM   #4 
  - Maybe the Asshats will have  cubsfan forever   Nov-19-04 09:26 AM   #3 
  - kick  PROGRESSIVE1   Nov-19-04 09:27 AM   #5 
  - Aunt Jemima  koopie57   Nov-19-04 09:28 AM   #6 
  - While I don't care for the AJ reference I do believe Condi is quite  peekaloo   Nov-19-04 09:38 AM   #16 
  - He shouldn't apologize --  ArthurDent   Nov-19-04 09:28 AM   #7 
  - I hate to admit I think it matters  notmypresident   Nov-19-04 09:29 AM   #8 
  - uncLe tom  sniffa   Nov-19-04 09:29 AM   #9 
  - unfortunately I have to agree that they are being used  sui generis   Nov-19-04 09:30 AM   #10 
  - Except sui, That One Of Best SoS Ever Was A General  ProfessorGAC   Nov-19-04 10:22 AM   #25 
  - insulting to Aunt Jemima  slappypan   Nov-19-04 09:31 AM   #11 
  - OH YEAH! Pour some sugar on Meeeee in the name of love..  underpants   Nov-19-04 09:32 AM   #12 
  - Right idea, wrong words....  Missy M   Nov-19-04 09:36 AM   #13 
  - What does he want a black role model to do  The Straight Story   Nov-19-04 09:38 AM   #14 
  - He didn't say "Aunt Jemima"...  tjwash   Nov-19-04 09:38 AM   #15 
  - no need to bring race into it when there are so many other things to  Zuni   Nov-19-04 09:42 AM   #17 
  - Oh, dear.  janesez   Nov-19-04 10:19 AM   #23 
  - She's got Betty Crocker hair.  trogdor   Nov-19-04 09:54 AM   #19 
  - I don't know which is more loathsome  Liberal Classic   Nov-19-04 09:57 AM   #20 
  - Would you prefer "pustulous traitor to Black people?"  David__77   Nov-19-04 10:12 AM   #22 
  - Powell and Rice guilty of race treason?  Liberal Classic   Nov-19-04 10:38 AM   #32 
  - Your Derision Is Duly Noted  ProfessorGAC   Nov-19-04 10:23 AM   #26 
  - Superb riposte, Professor!  cubsfan forever   Nov-19-04 10:27 AM   #28 
  - here here  ArthurDent   Nov-19-04 10:26 AM   #27 
  - Thank god some one will stand behind what they believe to be true.  Catfight   Nov-19-04 10:21 AM   #24 
  - I hate when people are pressured into apologising for telling the truth  mlle_chatte   Nov-19-04 10:27 AM   #29 
  - I wish you olde time liberals just stop criticizing the DJ.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-19-04 10:28 AM   #30 
  - Is that sarcasm?  ArthurDent   Nov-19-04 11:18 AM   #35 
     - Oh. You can criticize, but I thought you were expecting results?  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-19-04 11:37 AM   #36 
     - Let's all smash our Dixie Chicks CDs!!!!!  hollywood926   Nov-19-04 12:02 PM   #41 
        - I wouldn't want a bigotry spewed on my radio station.  ArthurDent   Nov-19-04 02:30 PM   #45 
  - I weigh in only to make an observation on the DU reactions:  hlthe2b   Nov-19-04 10:28 AM   #31 
  - Double standards  JeffInRick   Nov-19-04 10:45 AM   #33 
  - Freepers are taking a fit over this  hyphenate   Nov-19-04 11:41 AM   #37 
  - Why'd he have to go and  huskerlaw   Nov-19-04 11:57 AM   #39 
  - I checked another article  hyphenate   Nov-19-04 11:58 AM   #40 
  - Wasn't it Harry Belafonte who called Powell  RetroLounge   Nov-19-04 12:20 PM   #42 

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