[StBernard] Proud White

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Thu Jan 8 00:40:32 EST 2009

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Proud to Be White
Claim: E-mail reproduces Michael Richards' defense speech in court after
he made racial comments in his comedy act.

Status: False.

Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2007]

Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TV's Seinfeld. This was his
defence speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act. He
makes some very interesting points.


Proud To Be White

Someone finally said it. How many are actually paying attention to this?

There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab
Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans.

You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You Call me "White
boy," "Cracker," "Honkey," "Whitey," "Caveman" ... and that's OK.

But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey,
Beaner, Gook, or Chink ... You call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you, so why are the
ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You
have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma'uled A l-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET. If we had WET
(White Entertainment Television) we'd be racists. If we had a White Pride
Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month , we'd be
racists. If we had any organization for only whites to "advance" OUR lives
we'd be racists.

We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and
then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that?

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color
can be in the Miss America pageant.

If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships you know
we'd be racists. There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the
US . Yet if there were "White colleges" THAT would be a racist college.

In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race
and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid
to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer
shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug-dealer running from the
law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

I am proud. But you call me a racist.

Why is it that only whites can be racists?


There is nothing improper about this e-mail. Let's see which of you are
proud enough to send it on.

Origins: This
bit of racial demagogy was not something offered as a defense in court by
comedian Michael Richards (best known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer in
the long-running Seinfeld television series) after he was caught on tape
engaging in a prolonged racial tirade
during a during a <no appearance at the Laugh Factory comedy club in West
Hollywood. This item is simply a version of an anonymous "Proud to Be White"
b1a5358b8c/f9640c42bb617b07> , to which Richards' name was added after he
gained infamy for his comedy club outburst. However, the item in question
had appeared on the Internet long before that incident, and Richards' name
was appended to it after the fact.

As far as we know, Richards did not offer any sort of testimony in a court
appearance related to his comedy club outburst. He was invited to attend a
mock trial <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17218953> held at Loyola Law School
in February 2007 but did not appear at that event.

Last updated: 3 November 2007

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