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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:44 PM

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin facing criticism over tone-deaf comment he made on social media

Source: ABC News


By JULIA JACOBO
Jul 11, 2018, 8:17 PM ET

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is facing criticism for language he used in a promotional video posted to social media Tuesday, in which he suggested that it's unexpected for a chess club to be meeting at a school in West Louisville.

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"I'm going to go in and meet the members of the West Louisville Chess Club -- not something you necessarily would have thought of when you think of this section of town," he said. "And, yet, some incredible young minds, some incredible teachers, people pouring into these young people. Come along and let's check it out."

The Nativity Academy's student population is 86 percent black and 13 percent Hispanic, according to Greatschools.org.

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Last year, Bevin proposed a plan to combat rising violence in Louisville's West End neighborhood by using prayer patrols in certain areas around town, offending residents and community leaders, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.



Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/kentucky-gov-matt-bevin-facing-criticism-tone-deaf/story?id=56520417

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Reply Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin facing criticism over tone-deaf comment he made on social media (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 2018 OP
kimbutgar Jul 2018 #1
iluvtennis Jul 2018 #13
LisaM Jul 2018 #2
FailureToCommunicate Jul 2018 #9
JohnnyRingo Jul 2018 #14
calimary Jul 2018 #3
The_REAL_Ecumenist Jul 2018 #11
calimary Jul 2018 #12
keithbvadu2 Jul 2018 #4
Roy Rolling Jul 2018 #5
BumRushDaShow Jul 2018 #6
paleotn Jul 2018 #7
Ohiogal Jul 2018 #8
FailureToCommunicate Jul 2018 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:48 PM

1. Surprise surprise he's a racist!

If you’re a Twitler rebuke you’re a racist.

Twitler is the antichrist who is fulfilling the evangelical dream of end times. That is why he is destabilizing our country and international relations. If you ever go in the sewer swamp they are talking about this now.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:40 PM

13. + agree

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:49 PM

2. It's tone deaf, and he shouldn't have said it, but at least he went and met them.

Sometimes you have to break down stereotypes one event at a time. I hope this helps him progress.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:55 PM

9. +1

"...hope this helps him progress."

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Response to LisaM (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:43 PM

14. Very nice.

The comment may have been racially tinged, but he wasn't overt or hateful. Someone could explain that kids not on the chess club could use encouragement as well. He's probably more dumb ass than Klansman.

I's refreshing to find a positive post among the venom here these days.

Having said that, Kentucky deserves better.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:53 PM

3. Prayer patrols???

Oh for Pete's sake...

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Response to calimary (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:06 PM

11. "....

... AND I'm a BELIEVER!

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Response to The_REAL_Ecumenist (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:43 PM

12. So am I.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:58 PM

4. Who plays chess?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:36 PM

5. Forgot to Ask Donald

He should know the brain is more important than the mouth. He doesn't want his mouth to say racist things his brain doesn't . . . hey!

That's exactly why the mouth says those things!

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:48 PM

6. But it's an instrument or an organ or a musical or something....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:01 PM

7. Ugh......

speechless.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:23 PM

8. What the hell is a "prayer patrol"?

Sounds like something Pence would have come up with.

Bevin is an asswipe. I hope KY has learned their lesson on this one.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:59 PM

10. Time for Matt to watch this amazing movie...

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