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Touré apologizes for “power of whiteness” Holocaust survivor tweet

Touré apologizes for “power of whiteness” Holocaust survivor tweet

“I am very sorry and will make sure this doesn’t happen again”

Touré! Touré! Touré! did this:

And now he’s apologized:


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NC Mountain Girl | May 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm

It was a dumb idea by me to debate serious and nuanced topics.

Fixed it.

casualobserver | May 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

That’s an apology??

It reads more like: “I’m sorry I didn’t take an hour on MSNBC or 24 paragraphs in the NYT to explain how survivors have white privilege. 140 characters isn’t enough. My bad….”

He is obsessed with his own warped view of the world that he thought that no matter what he said he wouldn’t offend anyone because his speech gets more protection than it should.

    Observer in reply to showtime8. | May 27, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Yep, if this tool wants to see an example of unearned — and undeserved — racial privilege, all he needs to do is get a mirror. A fool as clueless as this guy would never have been hired, by MSNBC or any other network, but for the fact that he is black.

Huh. Another MSNBC idiot forced to apologize. But I just do not understand why MSNBC doesn’t seem to want to make money. MSNBC has a pretty low viewership and it’s commentators are pretty bad. Isn’t it a business? Why haven’t they tried airing a show with a conservative leaning to see if they can pick up some more viewers?

stevewhitemd | May 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I’m modestly surprised he apologized. But perhaps he was sufficiently butt-hurt by what Ace did to him over at Ace of Spades today that he was compelled to do so.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to stevewhitemd. | May 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    He was probably forced to apologize by the people that write his ridiculous check. He can’t risk being fired from MSLSD, no one else would give him air time.

He’s not even remotely sorry and was most likely forced to apologize. I guarantee he still agrees with his tweet.

Henry Hawkins | May 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Tweets are typically sent impulsively, without editor input or screening (and probably against network rules for on-air ‘talent’). I’ll bet that’s the motivation of his ‘apology’ – he got called upstairs at MSNBC.

I’m sure Toure will soon get back to praising the 590,000 or so privileged white men who were killed, wounded, captured, or went and stayed missing while fighting to secure the union and end slavery during the Civil War.

“It was a dumb idea by me to debate serious and nuanced topics in 140 characters or less”
There is nothing nuanced about the topic. It’s pretty straight forward, actually: The Holocaust = bad.

So, now he’s a sorry, despicable human being. I’ll buy that.

While we’re being insensitive, take a look at that photo Touré … he looks like Eddie Murphy doing “Buckwheat”

“I’m sorry…

it’s so complicated.”

(Except, 2Ray, it isn’t really “complicated” at all. And you’re not really sorry, you’re post-modern sorry.)

Translation: “I’m sorry that you were not able to understand my deep and subtle meaning.”

OK, now can we get the cable operators to drop MSNBC and NBC, given that they are still employing a Klansman named Al Sharpton (several deaths in issues he was involved in).

Otherwise it would be difficult to deny the Klan/Nazis (basically the same thing today) their own channel.

“I’m dumb as a box of rocks and love, love, love the attention I’ve sucked outta the air cuz of my Tweety.”