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Monday, September 08, 2008

Uppity What?

So I'm reading the Angry Indian and discover that Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland said of the Obamas:

Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity,

Uppity? Really?

And there are people who think that using the term "uppity" in reference to black people is not "racist." Before we even go there, let us consider that this fellow is from the great state of Georgia. He was born in 1950 meaning this man was at the age of "understanding" when black folk were still being hung up on trees and before voting rights acts were passed, among other things. In other words he is a damn liar to claim that:

"I’ve never heard that term used in a racially derogatory sense. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of ‘uppity’ is ‘affecting an air of inflated self-esteem -- snobbish.’ That’s what we meant by uppity when we used it in the mill village where I grew up."

That is absolute bullshit. I bet he never heard of a Dixiecrat either. What he's saying is he never listened to the radio. Never was around any people who had a dislike for people like Dr. King. Really? Now mind you if he was say 20 I would be willing to believe he had never heard the term in a racially derogatory manner since the phrase (properly: Uppity nigger) is not in common use in most parts of the US today. But someone 50 years old from the South claiming to have no knowledge of the typical souther use of the word in reference to black people? Total BS.

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