Sunday, September 02, 2007

Whatever Happened to the Content of One's Character

The unfortunate quote of the week:

He's not black and he can't represent me, that's just the bottom line. I don't care how people try to dress is up, it always comes down to race and he can't know what it's like to be black.

-- Rev. Robert Poindexter of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, addressing U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) at a meeting organized by a group of black ministers in Memphis. The organizers later apologized to Cohen for the way that the meeting was conducted.

Mr. Cohen won a hotly contested race last year for the seat previously held by Harold Ford, Jr., who left the seat in order to run an ultimately unsuccessful campaign for election to the U.S. Senate.

Hat Tip: Adam Groves


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