Representative Corrine Brown made some incredibly racist remarks yesterday, and her apology today shows that her understanding of racial and ethnic issues is only skin deep.
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (search) apologized Thursday for remarks she made a day earlier when she said Hispanics and whites "all look alike to me."Rather than really apologize, she uses the word "apology" but then tries to justify her earlier epithets.
Brown made the statement during a Wednesday briefing on Haiti with Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega (search), a Mexican-American, and the Florida congressional delegation. During the meeting, attended by about 30 people, Brown sat across the table from Noriega and launched an attack on President Bush's policy on Haiti (search).
"The State Department delegation that came to meet with us did not include any females or people of color. Given the racial makeup of the people of Haiti, who are 95 percent of African descent, I felt the delegation and the delegation's position were callous and out of touch with the needs (cultural and otherwise) of the Haitian people," she wrote.So... black Americans will be more "in touch" with the needs of Haitians than white Americans simply because of their skin color? That's totally absurd. It's as if the US didn't want to deal with the UN because Kofi Annan is black. Ludicrous.
It's sad to see that racism is alive and well in America.