Bill O'Reilly had the "audacity of hope" to say this about California Representative Maxine Waters after he watched a video of her speaking on the House floor:
"I didn't hear a word [Waters] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James, it's the same wig."
I've already written a letter to O'Reilly expressing my disgust when he attempted to rationalize that slaves built the White House by saying:
"Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well. Got it all? There will be a quiz."
Remember when Don Imus called Rutger's University women's basketball team "nappy headed hos"? The team had 8 Black women and 2 White women on the team.
IMUS: So, I watched the basketball game last night between -- a little bit of Rutgers and Tennessee, the women's final.
ROSENBERG: Yeah, Tennessee won last night -- seventh championship for [Tennessee coach] Pat Summitt, I-Man. They beat Rutgers by 13 points.
IMUS: That's some rough girls from Rutgers. Man, they got tattoos and --
McGUIRK: Some hard-core hos.
IMUS: That's some nappy-headed hos there. I'm gonna tell you that now, man, that's some -- woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, so, like -- kinda like -- I don't know.
Remember that? Remember how after he said it CBS fired him for his racial slurs?
I would love to see Fox news fire O'Reilly for his racial slurs. Of course they never will because the platform they provide him feeds their audience and all Fox cares about is ratings or they agree with him.
Here's another letter:
Dear Mr. O'Reilly,
Keep your opinions to yourself.
- Ms. Waters has been a public servant for 37 years. Show some respect.
- Don't diminish a woman's ideas by criticizing her appearance.
- Don't comment on a woman's hair.
- Don't comment on a Black woman's hair. It's sensitive territory. Back off.
The 2009 documentary "Good Hair" delved into the history and evolution of matters of hair among African American women. It's an issue that continues to be so culturally relevant that comedian Phoebe Robinson titled her 2016 memoir "You Can't Touch My Hair," and Solange Knowles included a track on her 2016 album, "A Seat at the Table," called "Don't Touch My Hair."
~Los Angeles Times
- Don't call out whether a woman is wearing a wig. It's rude. You have no idea what she may be going through. For all you know she is undergoing chemotherapy.
- Don't call out whether a Black woman is wearing a wig. It's sensitive territory. Did I mention? Back. Off.
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