Don Harris, the president of the Maricopa County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, had just finished an event at Tempe Union High School District to discuss an incident at the school in which several girls wore black t-shirts bearing the letters “N-I-*-*-E-R” on them.
The outrage was instantaneous.
“The six students in question pulled ranks to spell out NI**ER on their own, smiling gleefully to pose for an Instagram picture. Their punishment was 5-days suspension,” a petition demanding their expulsion reads, EAG news reports.
“This hurtful use of a racial slur is a complete disregard for the dignity of the black community in Arizona and across the nation and the punishment does not fit the total ignorance and cruelty of the crime.”
Harris was on hand to accept apologizes and demand action.
But after the meeting, while participants were speaking with the media, he was caught on camera saying Channel 12 reporter Monique Griego had “nice tits.”
[C] ontacted after that incident … the NAACP leader said, “I apologize if anyone was offended. I could have said nothing . . . I’m really fucking sorry.” [emphasis added. When someone adds “if” to an apology, he’s really saying, “only an over-sensitive moron would be offended by what I said, but hell, if that’s how they feel, then I’m sorry – sort of”.]
He argued that the meeting was over when he complimented the reporter’s rack: “I’m going to slash my wrists,” he spews. “Better yet, I’m going to throw myself out of a fucking window, except I’m on the first floor . . . I’m one of the best goddamned people in the state.”
People criticized him when he first took over the NAACP chief post from the Reverend Oscar Tillman, who retired in 2014 after 22 years in the position, he says, because “I was the wrong flavor.
“They’ve seen me now, they’ve seen what I’ve done. I’ve given up my law practice. I’m down here six, seven days a week. That’s what my commitment is. I support NOW, the women’s organization — goddamn! — are you shitting me? Are you going to write this up?”
Give Harris this, he’s an equal opportunity pig; usually, liberals reserve their racist, homophobic and sexist comments for conservative targets. Tea Baggers, anyone? House Nigger Clarence Thomas? House whore Condoleeza Rice? Harris claims that his liberalism entitles him to throw offensive terms at anyone, and isn’t that a refreshing difference?