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SC State Senator Uses “Raghead” Slur for Obama and Others

| On 04, Jun 2010

If you're like me, you're looking at this picture wondering how Jake Knotts could EVER talk about someone else? *Freely insert your private jokes and snickers here*

The bar for nonsense in the state of South Carolina keeps getting lower and lower.

State Senator Jake Knotts, a Republican from Columbia, appeared on an Internet-based radio show called “Pub Politics” recently with some heavy opinions. During the interview he dished out slurs about both President Barack Obama and South Carolina gubernatorial candidate, Nikki Haley.  He said, “We’ve already got a raghead in the White House, we don’t need another raghead in the governor’s mansion.”  Really Jake?

Haley is of Indian descent.  Knotts somehow equated Barack Obama with being Indian or Muslim or some other UNTRUE variation of his biracial (Caucasian-African) heritage.

Responding to the slur, Knotts tried to clean it up and say that he was joking.  He attributed the joke to Saturday Night Live and said in his statement that the show has an anything-goes type of appeal.  I’m not buying it and I’m sure SNL isn’t either.  They dare not jump in this lava pit.

I’m not going to state the obvious link between his Republican political views and yet another racial outburst from that side of the aisle.  It’s too easy and not very fair to other Republicans who DON’T use language like that.

But, how in 2010 does Knotts think it’s ok to use slurs openly like this?! I’m totally lost.  I’m guessing for him, the White House and South Carolina would be better places if they were all just run by people that look like him.  That’s not hardly the case.

Knotts is on some Jim Crow / 1954 integration tip talking like this.  This goes well beyond him needing some sensitivity training.  He needs to cancel the urge to do further media interviews, take his foot out of his mouth and ass, and have a seat in the time machine to bring him back to the culturally-diverse 21st century!

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