Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tea Party Leader's Tweet Suggests Blacks Should Stop "Bitching And Moaning" About Slavery

A woman belonging to the Lincoln County Tea Party Patriots of New Mexico county named Glynis Racine has sparked controversy with (what else) a racially insensitive picture she tweeted. Making matters worse is the fact that she sent out the post on the day that marked what many consider to be the 148th anniversary of the end of slavery.

Tea Party "patriot" Glynis Racine
On her Twitter account Racine describers herself as a "Constitutional libertarian fed up with the madness" and also asks "Please let me out of the asylum!". This self explanation may explain the content of the post in question

In the repellent Tweet Racine suggests that blacks people should stop using slavery as an excuse for "bitching and moaning about how the world owes them a living."

Here is the picture Racine tweeted and then deleted shortly thereafter:
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The tweet references the "white" Irish who were enslaved in the 17th and 18th centuries, claiming they were "treated worse than any other race" in what appears to be an attempt to minimize the horror of African people's enslavement at the hands of white Americans.

After the post was made known to the public the internets understandably blew her up. Many took to their social media of choice to express their feelings. For good measure the comments left were followed by the hashtag #YesYoureRacist.

Though she deleted the tweet Racine decided to defend herself with this tweet...

"Slavery is a black mark on American history, but it's time to move on. http://t.co/VKvDlACpCa"

"Move on" black people says Glynis Racine of the Lincoln County Tea Party Patriots of New Mexico county.

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