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Episode 299 — Calling Mandela “Madiba”


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:53 PM

Sara Schaefer (co-host of the You Had To Be There podcast, Nikkie & Sara Live) joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they talk about politicians referring to Nelson Mandela by “Madiba.” Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is racist.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:46 PM

http://www.thedailyb...-apartheid.html

Mitch McConnell was against apartheid from the very first year he was elected, and defied the likes of Ronald Reagan and Strom Thurmond and the other Republicans that supported the SA regime, even voting with the Democrats where necessary. It's a straight-up asshole move to lie about his past on this podcast, just because you don't like him today.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:32 PM

View PostJoshie, on 23 December 2013 - 03:46 PM, said:

http://www.thedailyb...-apartheid.html
It's a straight-up asshole move to lie about his past on this podcast, just because you don't like him today.


Or maybe they were just slightly misinformed? The article that you posted has McConnell saying that he disagreed with the president about sanctions... that is also slightly misinformed if you take that as solid proof that he was against the concept of apartheid.

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 10:25 AM

View PosthugLife, on 24 December 2013 - 02:32 PM, said:


Or maybe they were just slightly misinformed? The article that you posted has McConnell saying that he disagreed with the president about sanctions... that is also slightly misinformed if you take that as solid proof that he was against the concept of apartheid.

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You can look at newspapers from that time and see what he was doing in the 80s. He was definitely against apartheid:
http://news.google.c...pg=6594,2585286

AP archive to back up that link since I've never heard of Sarasota Herald Tribune: http://www.apnewsarc...9912222fc6f70e1

Making speeches on the senate floor saying it was one of the worst examples of injustice in the world, other than sanctions and legislation, he was very clear about what he thought ideologically.

If you are trying to say McConnell was in favor of the racist South African regime, you are being intellectually dishonest. Short of getting in a time machine and going back to ask him, we have as much proof as is necessary to establish his position.