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Judge Richard Cebull Racist Obama Email.

March 3, 2012 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) Richard Cebull, chief judge for the U.S. District of Montana, took the nation aback this week by forwarding a set of shared remarks about President Obama.  The judge passed on a racially offensive e-mail message that made jokes inferring that President Barack Obama’s mother had sex with dogs.  The e-mail features a “touching” story of Barack asking his mother why he’s half-White and half-Black.  It concludes with her telling her son that “from all she can remember from that party,” he should be glad that he doesn’t bark.

So, this federal judge who has made decisions impacting the lives of countless people of color, had no problem forwarding an e-mail implying that the President of the United States is of mixed race because his mother was a drunken, sexually promiscuous woman who had sex with dogs.

How convenient.

This e-mail is disturbing for a multitude of reasons, one of which is the fact that the judge’s sentiments are shared by millions of Americans who can’t quite understand why this joke is a sad and telling reflection of America’s long-held perceptions of Black people.  African Americans  have long been compared with monkeys, perceived as being less than human, and given extraordinarily long prison sentences by judges like Richard Cebull who care nothing for us or our families.

Part of the reason that allegedly God-fearing Americans had no problem enslaving Black people for 400 years is because they believed that we were subhuman and not deserving of basic dignity or human rights.

So as much as Judge Richard Cebull wants to apologize and characterize this mishap as a simple error in judgment (this is what Black people always hear), the fact remains that this issue goes far deeper than any racist would like to admit.  There is no way, with any clear conscience, that any of us can maintain our faith in a justice system that empowers leaders who joke about Black people having sex with animals.

The sickness is beyond comprehension.

The Code of conduct for U.S. Judges, published by the U.S. Judicial Conference, calls for judges “to act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.”

Judge Richard Cebull’s actions do not inspire confidence in his integrity or his impartiality.  Richard Cebull’s colleagues and fellow judges should be first in line to ask him to step down, since his actions reflect poorly on the entire judiciary, and not just him.  Also, his fellow Republicans must realize that overlooking this kind of behavior does nothing to fight the perception that the party works to harbor America’s racial terrorists.

I can’t imagine Judge Richard Cebull sharing a similar joke about Jews or the gay community and being allowed to keep his power.  I also can’t imagine anyone feeling comfortable trying to defend this kind of activity by a man in his position.  Even Richard Cebull’s friends and allies should speak up, admit that he is wrong, and ask him to resign.  America is a nation that is trying to move forward, and none of us benefit when we are still comparing Black people to dogs.

Staff Writer; Dr. Boyce Watkins
 
Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition. For more information, please visit http://BoyceWatkins.com.
 
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2 Responses to “Judge Richard Cebull Racist Obama Email.”
  1. BooRian says:

    What happened to freedom of speech? Or does that only apply if you are saying something tat people like? I don’t think it mattered what this guy said it would be taken as “racist”. If he is racist that is how he feels. You have the right to feel how you do. Big deal. Blacks are WAY more racist that any white person I have ever met! I bet he feels the way he does because of what he sees in his courtroom.

  2. Milagros says:

    March 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Sadly, as much as I have disagree with some of pres O’s policys i have never even thought that i would read words as hostile vicious and savage as those of the judge. However, it happens because it can..in other words many of our people are too busy thinking of ways to TAKE from our own vs make a way for OUR own that they oftenread nothing further than the sports page? Okay okay maybe I am a bit too harsh so lets get back to the reasons why this poor excuse for a man can say what he has said and still sit on the bench.

    Number one Look at the state he is in?
    2. If one could count the conscious Afrikans or others in the state what can they do if they are outnumbered and outgunned? (oh i have an answer)
    3. Again, he said what he said because he can. Suffice that perhaps because many do not even know/or have never heard of MONTANA? therefore its not urban amerikkka, so what? Are there any Afrikans there? lol do the research..most are married to ghosts of one gender or another

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