*A Minnesota legislator sees nothing racist about his tweet suggesting that the NBA, (in which three-fourths of the players are black), is full of criminals.
Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, tweeted Sunday night: “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.”
His post has drawn hundreds of comments — some branding him a racist and others using statistics to rebut the idea of rampant violations in the NBA compared to American society in general — and been retweeted more than 1,100 times. Ken Martin, chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Party, took to his own Twitter account to call Garofalo’s post “incredibly racist.”
*Yeah, because dating black men means that a white woman CANNOT be racially insensitive specifically towards a black woman or an entire race for that matter.
That’s what Chelsea Handler believes because she’s dated black men including 50 Cent. However, she made what some think were racially insensitive comments about “12 Years A Slave” and Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.
“Congratulations #12yearsaslave Go to Africa or buy #ugandabekiddingme To pre order go to http://amzn.to/1pS4qpG #Oscars @chelseahandler pic.twitter.com/BurqtrFgEn.”
Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin
*Where is the justice, you may ask? Even when you are attempting to compliment police officers, your actions can be mistaken.
Just ask Nigerian-born, San Antonio resident Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin, who was sitting at a bus stop with her bike parked nearby.
As a former intern at the Bexar County district attorney’s office, she was spending her time filming speed traps – police officers stopping drivers for going too fast.
Chelsea Handler at Gwen Stefani’s baby shower held at the Bel Air Hotel
*Comedian Chelsea Handler was invited to take over the Twitter account for The Huffington Post during Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, and drew controversy over her tweets related to the film “12 Years a Slave.”
“Uganda Be Kidding Me,” she posted whenever the film received an award. It’s also the name of her new book, which she plugged repeatedly during her HuffPo takeover.
In one tweet, she wrote, “Congratulations #12yearsaslave Go to Africa or buy #ugandabekiddingme http://amzn.to/1de1ka9 #aheadofthecurve #Oscars.”
Brandon Bailey, singer and trumpeter for the Reprieve Band
*Well here’s one for those of us living fully in the year 2014.
A blues band at a bar in Beverly, IL claims their gig was cut short one night because there were “too many black people” in the audience.
This, according to the man who actually booked the group.