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Old 03-24-2008, 09:18 AM #1
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Talk about racism...

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Do devastating hurricanes need help from affirmative action?

A member of Congress apparently thinks so, and is demanding the storms be given names that sound "black."

The congressional newspaper the Hill reported this week that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, feels that the current names are too "lily white," and is seeking to have better representation for names reflecting African-Americans and other ethnic groups.


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas

"All racial groups should be represented," Lee said, according to the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials "would try to be inclusive of African-American names."

A sampling of popular names that could be used include Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn, according to the paper.

Jackson Lee's call is brewing its own storm of response across America.

A WorldNetDaily reader wrote:

"You can be sure if there were too many 'black' names assigned to hurricanes, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee would instead be complaining that this practice unfairly stereotypes blacks as violent. Let's hope this silly storm blows over!"

Another, Greg Cook, says, "This is ridiculous. How about naming the storms after gang members, or infamous criminals? How about not having any name at all associated with hurricanes?"

Regina Roberston writes: "We should only name hurricanes for foreign officials who are in hiding or considered to be terrorists, or assisting terrorists. We could name the hurricanes after known illegal immigrants, since they are both unwanted and unwelcome anyway. Or how about we only choose French names, so the fear of hurricanes will be put to rest?"

Radio talk-show giant Rush Limbaugh says he was having dinner with his wife when he first learned of the proposal.

"I just threw up my hands. I said, 'Has it come to this now?'" Limbaugh recounted on his show.

"There's discrimination and actually elected officials wandering around worried about the discrimination in the name of hurricanes. And hurricanes are destructive. You know nobody's very excited when a hurricane's heading their way, and yet here she is demanding that hurricanes be named after black people.

"You know it used to be that hurricanes were named only after women because they were destructive and unpredictable. And that's the reason. The feminists grew upset about that, demanded that hurricanes be named after men, and so now, the civil rights leaders are demanding black names for hurricanes.

Limbaugh continued his analysis, saying it was not the mainstream populace responsible for what he called the "Balkanization" of race relations in America.

"It is these elected black leaders, the civil-rights coalitions – they're the ones that keep causing all this racial divide, they're the ones that keep calling attention to all this," said Limbaugh. "They're the ones that keep stirring this pot. They're the ones who don't want there to be any colorblind society. They're the ones who keep being agitated and trying to agitate others over all this, and now it's descended into the meaningless element of the names of hurricanes."

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hurricanes were for centuries named after the Catholic saints' days on which the storms fell.

In 1953, the United States abandoned as confusing a two-year-old plan to name storms by a phonetic alphabet (Able, Baker, Charlie) when a new, international phonetic alphabet was introduced. That year, weather services began using female names for storms.

The practice of naming hurricanes solely after women came to an end in 1978 when men's and women's names were included in the Eastern North Pacific storm lists. In 1979, male and female names were included in lists for the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
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A black congresswoman (Sheila Jackson Lee) reportedly complained
that the names of hurricanes are all Caucasian sounding
names. She would prefer some names that reflect
African-American culture such as: Chamiqua, Tanisha,
Woeisha, Shaqueal, and Jamal. She would also like the
weather reports to be broadcast in Language that street
people can understand because one of the problems in New
Orleans is that regular folks couldn't understand the
seriousness of the situation due to the racially biased
language of the weather report.

I can hear it now: A weatherman in Houston reports...

"Wazzup, mutha-fukkas! Hehr-i-cane Chamiqua be headin' fo'
yo *** like Leroy on a crotch rocket! ***** be a category
fo'! So grab yo' chirren, yo' Ho, be leavin yo crib, and
head fo' da nearest guv'ment office fo yo FREE ****!"
I lol'd hard at the "weather report" in the second one.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:33 AM #2
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Wow.

And people wonder why racism still exists.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:39 AM #3
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This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:41 AM #4
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Got banned on another forum I'm a member off for saying "What the eff?"

That's gay.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:04 AM #5
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I don't like the inherent lack of representation of Japanese, Chinese, Mongol names among Hurricanes here in the US. Just goes to show that amount of racism and bigotry that still exists among the elite inner circles of the meteorologist community.

Honestly though, I guess the only way to solve this would be to change over to numbers so it's fair for everybody, eh?
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:22 AM #6
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Wow.

And people wonder why racism still exists.
Because black people bring it on themselves right? We still have racists because we still have ignorant, intolerant people, not because we have stupid stupid people that might occasionally fit a stereotype.
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Next thing you know homosexuals will want hurricanes named after them. Hurricane Bruce just doesn't sound threatening enough to me.

But seriously, give hurricanes african-american names, I simply don't care enough.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:47 AM #8
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lol at the newspaper quoting Rush Limbaugh as if his opinion on any matter is important.

But seriously, that's just ****ing dumb. That is inciting even more stereotypes. Suggesting that there are "black names" is stereotypical in and of itself. Well done Congresswoman
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"A sampling of popular names that could be used include Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn, according to the paper"

You know, I've never met a person with a name like that. About every black person in my school has "white names" except for a handful
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lol at the newspaper quoting Rush Limbaugh as if his opinion on any matter is important.

But seriously, that's just ****ing dumb. That is inciting even more stereotypes. Suggesting that there are "black names" is stereotypical in and of itself. Well done Congresswoman
Do you know anyone in the states by the name of Bantu or Bimdogo?
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"A sampling of popular names that could be used include Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn, according to the paper"

You know, I've never met a person with a name like that. About every black person in my school has "white names" except for a handful
You've never met a Keisha, Jamal, or Deshawn? I actually know people with all those names.
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I know a really hot Hawaiian girl named Keisha. I should have married her.
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Wow.

And people wonder why racism still exists.
I know.

I wish women would shape up and quit being raped these days too.
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I know.

I wish women would shape up and quit being raped these days too.
Technically, if women don't want to be raped, they need to shape DOWN.

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Do you know anyone in the states by the name of Bantu or Bimdogo?
Names that "sound black" and names that originate in Africa are two different things. They aren't talking about using truly African names (and if that were the case, it would still be a dumb idea), they are talking about names that "sound black". That is inherently promoting stereotypes.
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yo *** like Leroy on a crotch rocket! ***** be a category
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head fo' da nearest guv'ment office fo yo FREE ****!"
I was ROLLING reading that.
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Ha, I had/have the chance to intern at Mrs. Lee's office here in Houston. My classmate that got the internship instead of me said that she is just as bigoted towards him (he is here from India on a student Visa) as she feels white people are to her.

You would think based on historical precedence that she WOULDN'T be fighting for this, since women had to fight not to long ago to have every other hurricane named with a male name because they felt it was demeaning to have such destructive forces of nature named only with female names.

And honestly, I think this is just a ploy to get her average constituent (she represents an overwhelmingly black and liberal district) to feel like she is doing more for black people than she really is (that's definitely not to say she hasn't done anything). When I met her she seemed much smarter than she is getting credit for because of this issue.
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I was ROLLING reading that.
Racial stereotypes are hilarious.
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Racial stereotypes are hilarious.
They are perpetuated because of something. Probably because some people do speak like that.

Don't get all high and mighty on me. Start first with the people that refuse to speak english properly, then hit the TV for showing that they don't.
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They are perpetuated because of something. Probably because some people do speak like that.
Of course they are, I'm just saying for all you people who claim so righteously to be colorblind and only look at the individual and not the group. It is a tad bit hypocritical to then make jokes about racial stereotypes, that's all.

edit: and I'm aware that I'm being high and mighty, but it's in response to all the posts in recent days about how we aren't racist anymore.
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