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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bill O'Reilly and Harlem

Bill O'Reilly went to Sylvia's Restaurant with Al Sharpton. This is what he had to say. (Notice I put his photo on the right.)

"I had a great time, and all the people up there are tremendously respectful. ... And I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship. It was the same, and that's really what this society's all about now here in the U.S.A. There's no difference."

"I went to the concert by Anita Baker at Radio City Music Hall ... and the blacks were well-dressed," O'Reilly said. "The band was excellent, but they were dressed in tuxedoes, and this is what white America doesn't know, particularly people who don't have a lot of interaction with black Americans." Then he went back to Sylvia's, where he said, "There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.' ... It was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn't any kind of craziness at all."

So, I though a poll was in order. Please respond and comment too.

1 comment:

LadyBeth said...

I think I am going to be sick...what a shame he assumes such sentiments and sterotypes of African Americans. And yes there is a vast chasm that seperates minorities from the whites. The continued cultivation of ignorance and hatred only feeds further into the disparity between whites and people of colour. This administration has help to contribute to the great void between whites and people of colour. With Bush trying to demolish Affirmative Action, having little or no help for the victims of Katrinia, vetoing the Health Care Act for Poor Children, the list goes on and on....the chasm will only become wider and wider...Ann E. Bush aka LadyBeth