Texas Candidate Accused of Racist Crack January 9, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, Hurricane Katrina, racially offensive, Racism, Racist.
Gubernatorial candidate and professional wiseacre Kinky Friedman was accused Wednesday of making another racially offensive remark _ this time in a year-old interview in which he said sexual predators should be thrown in prison and forced to”listen to a Negro talking to himself.”
The independent candidate already was under fire for referring to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Texas”crackheads and thugs.”Some black politicians from Houston took that remark as a slap at black victims of the storm.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Houston Chronicle have reported on an interview with Friedman that aired on CNBC last year in which the country singer and comedian was asked what to do with sexual predators.
“Throw them in prison and throw away the key and make them listen to a Negro talking to himself,”Friedman said. He also called”Negro”a”charming word.”
State Rep. Garnet Coleman, former chairman of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, said the remarks are unacceptable from a candidate for governor, and sound more like something uttered by someone running for”class clown or the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.”
Friedman’s spokeswoman, Laura Stromberg, said Wednesday:”Texans who know anything about Kinky know that he’s not a racist, and they’re going to see through all of this political correctness very soon. This is what they’ve got? Bring it on. Texans can see right through.”