Reader: If Dave Chappelle said senator's line about black people and chicken, we'd laugh
Our post about Senator Vicki Marble, who stirred up controversy by complimenting barbecue and chicken in the South after talking about "problems in the black race," inspired plenty of comments. Most of them ripped on Marble, but not all.
Here's one of the less critical takes.
Jason Romaniec writes:
Who cares, it's a free country, say what you want.... it's not racist by the way. She's stereotyping... which is not racism.... just so you know. If Dave Chipelle said it, or said something similar about white people, you would all be laughing. I agree, it's not an avenue a senator should be going down, or anybody in public service, but we're all human. So suck it up buttercup, and stop trying to feel good about yourself by pointing out others' flaws and calling people racist.
For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.