Thursday, September 4, 2008

Good Ol' Boy Georgia Congressman Calls Obama "Uppity"

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a Republican who represents Georgia's Third Congressional District, has described Barack Obama as uppity.


During the period of overt racial oppression in the South that followed the collapse of the Confederacy and the emancipation of the slaves, poor whites often called well-spoken and well-dressed African Americans "uppity." It is unequivocally a racial slur, and John McCain needs to call on Rep. Westmoreland to issue a public apology.


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