Racism 101
Bill Clinton's Comment
Didn't Sound Racist To Me
January 13, 2010


I don't believe that it was racism, when Bill Clinton said of Obama to Ted Kennedy, during the presidential primaries, "a few years ago, this guy would have been getting us our coffee."

Notice that, unlike Senator Reid, Clinton is not stepping forward to apologize. But, he is not stepping forward to tell what he meant, either.

Personally, I believe that they will not let Clinton say what he really meant by the comment. You see a racial comment always reflects onto the person who says it. But a comment about a person's "experience," could, and in this case would reflect on the person spoken of.

A racist comment, would have been, "a few years ago, this guy would have been 'shining our shoes.'" That reflects race. However, 'getting us our coffee," reflects a person who has not made it up the corporate  ladder yet. --Clinton was speaking of Obama's lack of experience.

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 Debra J.M. Smith