Rick Perry's "Niggerhead" Draws Split Opinions
1 year ago
One word has reopened American's race issues
Rick Perry's 'Niggerhead' fiasco isn't calming down anytime soon with supporters and opponents chiming in to keep the fire stoked.
Of course, it didn't take like to find those not to keen on Perry's explanation or the use of the N-word, so be it, a few years ago when Perry claims to have painted over the inflammatory sign. Finding people who supported Perry or downplayed the media's attention weren't so easy to locate. Both sides raise valid points. Which side are you on?
The N-Word Is Nothing to Play With
“Rick Perry went hunting in TX at a place called #niggerhead. He's also executed 240+ people, some innocent. Which is more offensive? - Baratunde, political commentator and comedian via Twitter
“So Rick Perry's hunting camp is called "Niggerhead." I'm thinking they'll applaud this at the next GOP debate too.” - Jelani Cobb, historian and Loop21 contributor
“Really Rick Perry? Niggerhead?" - Talib Kweli, rapper
“Has anyone suggested Perry campaign leaked "Niggerhead" to help him with his base?" - Greg Mitchell, The Nation blogger
"Back to Perry: Anyone who supports a man who hunted at a camp called "Niggerhead" his whole life can never bring up Rev. Wright again, ever." - Charles Blow, NYT Op-Ed columnist
“In 1962, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names changed more than a hundred such names, substituting “Negro.” - Washington Post