Carol Platt Liebau: A Sorry Spectacle

Thursday, February 09, 2006

A Sorry Spectacle

Columnist Mary Mitchell offers some home truths about the disgraceful behavior at Coretta King's funeral.


Blogger Greg said...

Very good article.

9:44 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

The whole idea that Katrina's shortcomings were a racist problem because 80% of the people in NO happen to be black is lunacy.

Because black people happen to like NO and black people happen to like to be around other black people, does not make it racist to have a city of 80% black people. And vice versa. I visited NO two times (well before Katrina) and I enjoyed that I could go and see the culture there. Culture largly the way it is because it happens to have a lot of black people. Jazz, chicory coffee, and especially spicy fattening food!

Oh yeah, there's also a reason that the most popular bar's most popular drink is called a "Hurricane". Because everyone knows, Hurricanes are racist.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

"They are the martyred heroines of a holy crusade for freedom and human dignity. And so this afternoon in a real sense they have something to say to each of us in their death. They have something to say to every minister of the gospel who has remained silent behind the safe security of stained-glass windows. They have something to say to every politician who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. They have something to say to a federal government that has compromised with the undemocratic practices of southern Dixiecrats and the blatant hypocrisy of right-wing northern Republicans." -- Martin Luther King Jr. Sept. 18, 1963 Eulogy for Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, and Cynthia Diane Wesley.

Too bad the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. couldn't lean on the collective wisdom of Carol Platt Liebau, Kate O'Beirne, and Mary Mitchell to clue him into the gaucheness of political speech at a funeral.

9:06 PM  

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