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Herman Cain, Rick Perry Niggerhead saga…

October 6, 2011 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) I was beginning to think there was hope for Herman Cain. In recent weeks his campaign had begun to take flight as he doubled down on his conservative values. Cain isn’t a man of nuance. If he was against it yesterday, he’s against it today. If he says it, he believes it.

Yesterday, Cain responded to a Washington Post that claimed Governor Rick Perry’s family held political events at a hunting parcel known as “Ni**erhead.” Without batting an eye, Cain rightly called it “insensitive.”

Perry’s father, according to reports, leased the land in the mid-80s. That’s  where things get foggy. If Perry is to be believed, he urged his father to remove the racial epithet and that his father did so shortly there after. If sources (and many of them anonymous) can be trusted, then the rock bearing the name was still visible as late as 1991. Either way, the hunt club is still known informally as “Ni**erhead”. Presumably, no African-Americans participated in the events held there. It all sounds like an inside joke among good ole boys.

Well, yesterday the joke was on Cain if he believed his Republican compatriots would follow him in condemning what is at the very least a case of cultural insensitivity and, at most, evidence of deeply rooted racial intolerance.

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6 Responses to “Herman Cain, Rick Perry Niggerhead saga…”
  1. cornel says:

    Did anyone happen to catch the Herman CainFish interview with Lawrence Donnell on MSNBC last night (10/06/11)? He said that he and his family never took part in the civil rights movement. He said that he was “too busy” doing other things. Herman CainFish said that when he and his daddy were told to go to the back of the bus in Atlanta while growing up, he never felt insulted by that and just obeyed them, he and his daddy. Can you believe that? This vicious Uncle Remus admitted, more or less, what he was. Where is the Black fedback on this? Did anybody see this other than me??? Was this a dream? Donnell, if you don’t look at the news, has a nightly talk show on MSNBC

  2. Besides, we all know Rick Perry is racist anyway. What’s the big deal?

    Operation: Human Shield FTW!

  3. Niggerface says:

    Niggerhead: The term was once widely used for all sorts of things, including products such as soap and chewing tobacco, but most often for geographic features such as hills and rocks and geological objects (usually geodes).[1][2] In the U.S., more than a hundred “Niggerheads” and other place names now considered racially offensive were changed in 1962 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, but many local names remained unchanged.

  4. Tom says:

    Governor Perry’s dad leased this land. When Governor Perry first visited it, he saw the rock and told his father that he should do something about it. His father painted over the rock. There is nothing to dispute this account. Instead of critizing Governor Perry, he should be praised for taking positive action against racial prejudice.

  5. Richard Garyson says:

    As repugnant as the camp name is/was, it sounds like Perry addressed it a very long time ago. The only “issue” is how long it took him to deal with it. That this even being brought up as a means to repudiate Perry is an insult to the intelligence of voters. Has anyone’s opinion on Perry’s abilities changed one way or another due to how long it might have taken him to paint over some stone? Make no mistake, I have no dog in this race, and I am no paticular fan of Perry,I only want to judge him and other candidates on their qualifications, policies, political philosophies, and how I think they would respond to the crises that presidents face.

  6. BIGG ROME says:

    man u trippin.

    herman cain is the kind of black man i respect.

    not some lying community organizer who past as shady as nino brown

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