The moderator of Thursday's Democrat presidential debate said he did not ask the mostly black audience to refrain from applauding candidates' answers, because blacks are too "emotional" to obey such a rule.Reminds me of that moron of a college professor who I mentioned in a previous post, who said that black students shouldn't be expected to sit in their seats and be quiet at school because it is in their "culture" to disrupt.
Asked by C-Span host Brian Lamb why he didn't enforce a no-applause rule for his PBS-sponsored debate like other debate formats, moderator Tavis Smiley explained: "Because black people are an emotional people. I know it wouldn't have worked."
Smiley says the black audience attending the 90-minute session at Howard University would not have listened or complied with such a request for silence, suggesting African-Americans are unable to control themselves.
He made the remarks on Friday morning's Washington Journal program aired on C-Span.
The nationally televised debate featured eight Democrat candidates, including Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois.
Smiley, a black talk show host and liberal political activist, made the observation in the wake of widespread violence during Juneteenth celebrations across the nation.
Police reported stabbings, shootings and beatings – including the fatal mob beating of a Hispanic man – at festivals commemorating the black holiday in Milwaukee, Wis.; Austin, Texas; Syracuse, N.Y.; and other cities.
When people say stuff like this, do they even listen to themselves? I'm sure Mr. Smiley thought he was paying the black race a compliment, when in reality, he was insulting and degrading them instead.
Good Day to You, Sir