Quote of the Day

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Barack Obama wants Justice Department official John Tanner fired for the following comments:

“Our society is such that minorities don’t become elderly the way white people do; they die first,” Tanner said. “There are inequities in health care,” Tanner continued. “There are a variety of inequities in this country. And so anything that disproportionately impacts the elderly has the opposite impact on minorities; just the math is such as that.”



  • http://www.myspace.com/plasticxbarbi3 Raven

    Wow. I dont know what to say, America is increasing in prejudice and ignorance each day. When black people age, they get older in age;numbers. As with white people they age in apperance and actual age. If you see a black 50 year old women you would think she’s 30, but if you were to see a white 50 year old you would think she is 80. Black women and men age gracefully and beautifully.

  • http://whoseamerica.blogspot.com/ daria

    Um, the first part of that statement is somewhat true but the fact that homicide is the leading killer of young black people matters too. Also, there are plenty of elderly black people. Just not as many as there should be.

    The latter part of his statement makes no sense. Wouldn’t call it racist probably if it came out of the mouth of a less educated person. I’d call it stupidity, but I’m not really sure what the context was or how senile this man is

  • moxpoe1

    daria – I agree with you.

    I’m not so sure his statement is racist as it is stupid.

    Seems like the comment wasn’t necessary for his speech in the first place.

  • rikyrah

    This statement was made at The Supreme Court, as he tries to defend the Voter ID Laws that were put in place, SPECIFICALLY, to depress minority voter turnout.

  • rikyrah

    The ‘Justice Department’ supporting and defending practices designed to SUPPRESS MINORITY VOTER TURNOUT. For those of you who don’t vote, please tell me this…if your vote didn’t count for much, then WHY DO THEY SPEND SO MUCH TIME FINDING NEW WAYS TO TRY AND TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU?

    Riddle me that.

  • John

    The old racist F— should be fired!!!!!!

  • illllll

    i second rikyrah x10

  • http://greatmindsthinklikemerainlillie.blogspot.com/ rainlillie

    The Bush administration has politicized every branch of our government. From the Justice department , to the EPA.

    Those crooks in the White House, have shown the American people a level of incompetence and corruption that is unfathomable!

    This is what happens when people who are unqualified are put into high level positions.

  • kit

    Most blacks don’t retire with stockS and bonds. Blacks retire with poor health and poorer pockets

  • Help Please

    Someone please explain what he was trying to say. I’m not usually this slow!

  • lolo

    And by the way i’m not white i’m latino baby.

  • jade

    Honestly, I have read this at least five times, and I cannot understand his point, can someone explain what he was trying to say.?!

  • Help Please


    And I thought I was slow. You are truly an idiot and you made no sense.

    Sad attempt to degrade black women with the stretch mark comment. 26 was such a random age as well, LMAO.

    You always have a position at the Justice Department. It seems your stupidity qualifies.

  • Knoxus

    KKK? Racist? I dont know you tell me. What I read was that anything that heavily disfavors the elderly, will benefit minorities. As a DOJ official I’m sure he’s read more than one paper by an analyst on whose going to jail. He’s read about the jail deaths. He’s read about homicide rates. I expect him to be an expert on who makes it into adult hood. Healthcare-wise. As of 2001 statistics, mortality rates for African-American women are higher than any other racial/ethnic group for nearly every major cause of death including heart disease, lung cancer, cerebrovascular disease, breast cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Death rates from cancer have been declining among both African American men and women, according to Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2007-2008. Yet the cancer death rate is still 35% higher for African American men compared to white men and 18% higher in African American women compared to white women. In fact, African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival rate of any other racial or ethnic group for most cancers, the report says. You want this man to be president. He won’t even take the time to study the facts and figures before he calls for someone being fired. Everything the man said was true. I really dont have a problem with photo id…I use one when I vote what’s the big deal.

  • molk

    @ Knoxus

    I’m happy to see sombody like you around here. FINALY somebody with common sense. A white guy saying something about black folks, and all these poeples claim he’s a racist and they dont even have the intelligence to understand what he said. (as usual) How pathetic!!!

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