July 30, 2009

Fear of a Black President: Lee Landor Loses Job for her 'O-Dumb-a' Facebook Comment

Evidently, the fear of a Black president is now in full effect. It only took six months ... but there are many white folks who have simply lost their mind. For example, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer accepted the resignation of Lee Landor, his deputy press secretary, after she called Gates a racist and referred to President Barack Obama as “O-dumb-a.”

Landor wrote in one post, “O-dumb-a, the situation got ‘out of hand’ because Gates is a racist, not because the officer was DOING HIS JOB!”

In response to one Facebook user who voiced disagreement, Ms. Landor referred to Professor Gates using a vulgarity and added, “And racial profiling does exist, but for good reason. Take a look at this country’s jails: who makes up the majority of inmates? Exactly.”

Landor defended her entries, but added: “It is understandable that a Black man encountering police will be suspicious of racial profiling, based on the long history of racism in this country.”

16 comments:

Color Online said...

This woman was a press secretary and she didn't have the common sense to know the impact of putting your thoughts in print? Did she forget her position and career when she posted that crap?

She is free to think what she likes, but didn't anyone tell her she could lose her job?

I won't refute her comments because in this space we are not surprised by this attitude. What's different here for me, is her stupidity to commit her views in print given her profession and status.

Villager said...

Color Online - Aside from stupidity ... methinks that her age, 24, may explain alot. She will learn some of life's hard lessons with this incident. I doubt she will ever get another job as a press secretary again...

Malcolm said...

Some of the whites angry about us having a black president are really starting to show their true colors. I am thankful for sites like Facebook because it allows people like Ms. Landor to expose their idiocy for all the world to see.

Grampy said...

Yes it was all a little dumb. I support the president. I am white but could care less what color he is religion or anything else.
It seems that are a lot of people are over reacting for some reason.

teamowens313 said...

Hey Villager!

Well it does appear that great minds think alike, my brother. Take a peek over to the 'Spot' and you'll see.

But seriously, this Obama hatred that is being fanned by the Fox Right is really something to behold. I think we all knew it was coming (only a matter of time) but it's still...I dunno...

America. Yeah. That's it. Still America.

Villager said...

Malcolm - You're right about the growth of social networks making it harder for folks with racist keyboards to keep themselves from being outed. I just hope that these recent incidents don't continue to multiply...

Grampy - Any thoughts on why people are over-reacting to the Gates incident or the President's use of word "stupidly"? Do u sense that race is the main reason?

Keith - I'm heading over to your spot to see what you've written. Sorry to hear about the 17.5% unemployment figure... it's bad all over.

Symphony said...

I'm sure she has more black friends than anyone she knows.

OT: http://essentialpresence.blogspot.com/2009/07/moms-group-puts-up-billboard-to-give.html

MOMS (Missing or Murdered Sisters) put up a billboard to bring attention to missing and murdered Black women. Its in North Carolina.

Could you do a quick blog post on it when you get some time Villager?

msladydeborah said...

Villager,

So much for "post racial" America!

News Revolver said...

People had to have known that with the election of a black man as president was going to allow racism to resurface, only now, it has gone tech which allows peoples hatred to be seen and felt instantaneously.

Color Online said...

Ah, I didn't notice her age. I wasn't paying her that much attention. lol

Yes, when we're young we can be pretty arrogant and stupid.

If you don't burn all your bridges, you hope folks mature and think twice before saying what they think.

I think a lot of things I don't put in print. lol

Villager said...

Symphony - I got u covered on MOMS post...

Lady D & News Revolver - Do you remember how good we all felt on Nov 4, 2008 when the election results were announced? Will we ever get that feeling back again?

SjP said...

Post-racial society? Yeah! Right! It is amazing to me just how afraid some white folks are because there is a Black president. The "black-lash" of that fact have folks truly going off the deep end. I truly don't understand why they are so afraid. It ain't like people of color were taking over the world and the white race was becoming extinct. Hmmm... guess it IS like people of color are...

Villager said...

SjP - First time I've seen that term ... bLacklash ... that is a good one and accurate as well. I just hope that our president can keep his composure and guide our country thru the foolishness to the other side...

SjP said...

I heard that...bLacklash - just made that one up. Seemed to fit quite nicely LOL!

Deidra said...

I just don't understand why some whites are bold after the election and why they seem to think we care?

Villager said...

Deidra - Race makes things confusing for all of us...