Facebook Postings Prompt Quick Exit of a City Politician’s Aide

Sewell Chan, New York Times, July 29, 2009

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{snip} On Monday, a young aide to a New York City politician resigned after posting comments on her Facebook page about the controversy.

The aide, Lee Landor, who had been the deputy press secretary to the Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer, since May, posted comments on her Facebook page criticizing Mr. Gates and the president, whom she referred to at one point as “O-dumb-a.”

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“Ms. Landor’s comments were totally inappropriate and in direct contradiction to the views of the borough president and his office,” Dick Riley, Mr. Stringer’s communications director, said in a statement on Monday evening. {snip}

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[The comments on Lee Landors’s Facebook page that got her in trouble have been taken down, but not before they were copied by readers who posted them to other sites. We cannot be certain that the text below is exact and accurate. –AR News]

“You know what, I am really getting SICK of hearing about how white people are evil racists. Black people, Hispanic people, Indian people, Asian people, whoever, are being over-the-top racists in recent weeks, as highlighted in the media since the Sotomayor-New Haven issue.

I get it–white men have dominated for hundreds of years and there’s a lot of anger there. But HOW MUCH MORE can a white person do to correct the past injustices of their ancestors? Is affirmative action not enough? Is Equal Opportunity Employment meaningless? At least they’re attempting to make the effort to right wrongs; give them a friggin’ break!”

Oh yeah, and what would happen if the arresting officer was black? Or, what if the Harvard professor was a working class black man? Would Obama get involved then?

If Mr. Big Shot Harvard would have kept his mouth shut, shown ID and not started yelling at a police officer, he never would have been arrested. So please, it’s time to get over this ‘it’s because I’m black’ bull–O-dumb-a, the situation got “out of hand” because Gates is a racist, not because the officer was DOING HIS JOB!

Is it any less stupid to start yelling at a police officer for asking you to step outside your home because he received a call that someone was potentially breaking into a house? Is it any less stupid to call that officer racist? What if someone broke in? I’m sure this asshole Gates would have wanted the “racist” cop to arrest the perp.

And racial profiling does exist, but for good reasons. Take a look at this country’s jails; who makes up a majority of the inmates? Exactly?

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