#1 Video: Illinois Democrat dismisses GOP colleague as “half” a black person by Cincinnatus 10.04.2014 18:31

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Yet another Democrat makes a racial slur. There simply aren't words to describe how offensive and hypocritical this is, and the MSM won't find ANY words with which to report it.

"The context for this little chestnut of racial nastiness was a heated floor debate in the Illinois legislature over a proposed education reform bill. The fireworks started when Democratic Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, who is Hispanic, delivered a speech criticizing charter schools. Ms. Chapa LaVia was no doubt casting aspersions on behalf of teachers unions — who’ve contributed heavily to her campaigns, are bankrupting the state, and don’t much care for competition. In defense of the status quo — which traps far too many children, especially children of color, in failing public schools — Chapa LaVia appealed to her fellow minorities within the chamber. In doing so, she took a racial shot at her Republican colleagues, pointedly noting that “we’re all over on this side [of the aisle], right?” That didn’t sit well with some people, including State Representative John Anthony, who is a black Republican (via Champion News):"

[Video of event]

LaVia: “Listen to me, minorities! I’m over here, because we’re all over on this side, right? What you’ll also find…

[Jeers and shouts from Republicans]

LaVia: “Wait, we have a half. We have a half.”


"A half. Is that how Rep. LaVia would refer to a certain former member of the legislature in Springfield? I suspect not. But in the heat of the moment, she needed a shortcut to denigrate the racial “authenticity” of one of her colleagues in order to rescue her inflammatory point. So she sneered “we have a half,” then continued her harangue. Stay classy, Linda."

"UPDATE – Republicans demanded an apology, and got one. Sort of. ”I apologize if offended anybody over there.” ["apology" linked]

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/10/vi...a-black-person/

#2 RE: Video: Illinois Democrat dismisses GOP colleague as “half” a black person by Eglman 10.04.2014 18:32

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