DEVELOPING STORY– Okay so Michael Richards went on the David Letterman Show on CBS, thanks to pal Jerry Seinfeld, to offer an apology to the “Afro Americans” he offended.
As far as I’m concerned, he could have saved his time as well as mine.
His apology as weak as it was is nowhere near enough to satisfy most Blacks who were extremely offended by his comments.
I am also disappointed in the Black leadership for the silence around Richards’ comments.
As I watched the original tape again, I noticed something that I hadn’t noticed before.
While Richards’ was hurling the N word, the people in the audience and whoever was taping it were actually laughing, like they thought it was part of his routine.
Since when is a lynching and calling someone a nigger acceptable routine material?
True audience members once they “got it,” left, but for awhile there, he had an audience of people who thought it was funny.
Even while Richards’ was on the Letterman show, people in the audience were laughing. Why? There isn’t anything funny about calling someone a nigger repeatedly.
And America doesn’t have a race issue. Please.
Anyway, tonight at 6 p.m. I will be on Los Angeles talk radio station KABC 790 AM discussing Michael Richards. I will be a guest on the Al Rantel Show. You can listen online outside of Los Angeles www.kabc.com. Should be interesting.