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Reference to Kamala Harris as
‘colored’ costs Cleveland radio
anchor, 26, his job: reports

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Posted By: Harlowe, 8/22/2020 1:15:06 PM

A radio station in Cleveland fired a news anchor this week after he referred to Democrat Kamala Harris as the nation’s “first colored vice presidential candidate,” according to reports. Anchor Kyle Cornell, 26, used the description of Harris in a news promo spot that aired during WTAM radio’s broadcast of a Cleveland Indians baseball game, reported.(Snip)“The U.S. officially has its first colored vice presidential candidate. More coming up after the game on Newsradio WTAM 1100 Cleveland,” Cornell announced, according to the news site.


Yet again an innocent person is victimized by “political correctness” for a word commonly used in the past, but now deemed “offensive and racist” by today’s leftists even though the civil rights organization NAACP continues to use “Colored” for its organization’s identification. The young man’s explanation reveals his innocence in having used the word, but the damage has been done, and this young man’s future appears to be uncertain as a result of this wanton disregard for freedom of speech that has resulted in harassment and intimidation of people and/or businesses not conforming to “political correctness.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC 8/22/2020 1:25:00 PM (No. 517595)
What the H3!! Are we supposed to say? She was pick for color of skin and gender... #biteme
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 8/22/2020 1:26:30 PM (No. 517600)
“People of color “ is a used all the time in this era. Harris’s mother of Tamil descent.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: raspberry 8/22/2020 1:44:31 PM (No. 517621)
When I was young they were colored people. As in the National Association of Colored People today. That was a respectful term, I thought, so no one was offended by some offensive term. Negro was used respectfully, and then black. Why am I confused as an old man today? Can someone clarify this for me so I don't offend anyone. O yes, there is the Hyphenated America who was born here like me. I forgot.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/22/2020 1:45:17 PM (No. 517624)
Morons. I'm PINK PINK is a color.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: StrikingViking 8/22/2020 1:45:59 PM (No. 517625)
He left out that all-mportant word "of". Had he said "of color" instead of "colored" he would still be among the blessed. Now he has been cast into outer darkness. Don't question the Fascist Thought Police. They'll be coming for all of us if the Fascists win in November. BTW, somebody ought to warn the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Also the United Negro College Fund (a mind is a terrible thing to waste). "Negro" is also unforgivably racist now.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 8/22/2020 1:47:38 PM (No. 517629)
A real Station needs to hire him.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 8/22/2020 1:49:48 PM (No. 517631)
Most of these guys use stage names. Change it and go to upstate Idaho. I wouldn't use the Harris spot as an audition tape, though.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hammondb3 8/22/2020 1:54:11 PM (No. 517637)
Here's the problem with ANY term used to describe anyone of sub-Saharan African descent. And I am shooting straight from the hip on this. No matter WHAT term you use to describe blacks, colored, negroes or even the current 'people of color', until that group of people IMPROVES their communities and individual lives, the term 'du jour' eventually falls out of favor because it is associated with failure. You could call them "Most high kings of the purest ideals" and in 10 years they would complain about that unless they have turned it around as a community. Ie, the reality of crime-infested neighborhoods, misogynistic entertainment, dissolving family units and "most high kings of the purest ideals" on "most high kings of the highest ideals" murders eventually catches up to the name and makes it a bad thing. That's the facts. Me? I'm a smart ass white boy polar bear. You can call me whatever you want.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 8/22/2020 1:56:56 PM (No. 517640)
The word police need to be stifled! Immediately!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Northcross 8/22/2020 2:03:08 PM (No. 517644)
The idiot anchor said "colored person" instead of "person of color". Did he not know the vast difference between the two?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MissGrits 8/22/2020 2:06:53 PM (No. 517649)
I’m old myself and from the south, and I can recall my grandfather referring to blacks as “darkies.” The world was very small then, so unless you were Native American, in terms of color, it was basically them and us ... whites and those darker than whites.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: dmzrn 8/22/2020 2:09:04 PM (No. 517651)
Nuckin' futs
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mathman 8/22/2020 2:14:51 PM (No. 517656)
Where is the list? The list of words which we must not say? Didn't Carlin do a post 20 years ago of the 7 unforgivable words? Where is that list now? what are we forbidden to think, believe, or say? Who is in charge of this? Is this the SF story about paying royalties for certain trademarked names? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird 8/22/2020 2:17:09 PM (No. 517658)
She’s not black. She’s not African-American. She considers herself to be non-white. Doesn’t leave much, does it? How about “colored”?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 8/22/2020 2:24:46 PM (No. 517664)
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People seem to be unoffended by the term.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: HotRod 8/22/2020 2:34:32 PM (No. 517669)
And media people think they are safe from the mob too! The mob will come for them all. It is just waiting for the right trigger...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: MFM 8/22/2020 2:58:35 PM (No. 517686)
How bout" Bedspring?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TLCary 8/22/2020 3:01:34 PM (No. 517690)
#3 I believe the term that Black Americans want White Americans to use when referring to them is: "Master"
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/22/2020 3:20:32 PM (No. 517697)
Heck, we are ALL colored now.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: snakeoil 8/22/2020 4:34:29 PM (No. 517739)
The proper term is Red Dot No Feather. Back before color TV if you called a black person Black it was considered offensive and the preferred term was Colored. Now they have flipped. Who makes up these rules and how to find out what we are supposed to use?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: worried 8/22/2020 4:50:24 PM (No. 517754)
Does the station have a list of "offensive" words? Or do they just arbitrarily decide what you can say and what is banned? I would think there is a possibility of a law suit in here somewhere.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: 1976Ag 8/22/2020 5:13:46 PM (No. 517775)
What does NAACP stand for?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 8/22/2020 6:02:39 PM (No. 517812)
But I thought that they were all celebrating that "A Woman of Color" was picked ??? Although ever since Kamala went to Michael Jackson's Plastic Surgeon a month or two ago for some facial rearrangement and skin bleaching, she is even paler than she was before . I hope her nose doesn't fall off like Michael's did. (Actually, I'm fibbing... I kinda hope it does fall off.)
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Grounded 8/22/2020 7:02:50 PM (No. 517849)
Try WOG. Ask a Brit if you are unfamiliar with the term.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Jennie C. 8/22/2020 7:54:55 PM (No. 517887)
Excuse me, isn't she running as a "person of color"?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: chumley 8/22/2020 7:56:07 PM (No. 517890)
Since any sort of descriptive phrase is offensive to someone with no life, I've just decided to bring back the old terms and damn the social justice warriors. My living room sounds like a flashback to the 1950's, but there is far less stress now.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: MOAB 8/22/2020 8:46:22 PM (No. 517923)
Well how about the N......word then? I guess that''s out of the question unless you are a black liberal thug. But are what you are.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Safari Man 8/22/2020 9:18:46 PM (No. 517946)
how about "colorful"?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: cor-vet 8/22/2020 9:27:43 PM (No. 517949)
Does this mean that she wasn't that poor little colored girl on the bus?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: rytwng 8/22/2020 10:31:09 PM (No. 517990)
A colored ho.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/23/2020 1:01:29 AM (No. 518055)
#15 It's not offensive as long as they receive your money. I think they should publish a yearly list of acceptable terms since it seems to be "fluid"
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