Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Racism - Alive And Well In Pittsburgh's North Hills

Just in case you had doubts about Rep. John Murtha's comments about racism in Western Pennsylvania, consider the following example, reported in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Newspapers:

The A.W. Beattie Career Center has suspended an instructional aide for "unprofessional and unacceptable" comments about President-elect Barack Obama.

The aide, identified by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as Chris Skertich, told a 16-year-old biracial student that Mr. Obama was going to be shot and killed, the U.S. flag would be changed to the KFC flag, and the national anthem would be changed to "Moving On Up."

Another staff member of the McCandless vocational school was also reported to have heard the comments, and reported the aide to the school's administration.


At November 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its unfair to link one person to Murtha's comments about racism in Pittsburgh. There are plenty of people in Pittsburgh who are not racist and who supported Mr. Obama.

At November 12, 2008, Blogger Mark R. Ford said...

Chris is not Racist. He made a joke at the wrong time. He is not nearly racist, I will assure you of this.

I am amazed at how this gets billed as racism but comments about president bush never will. Even comments like and unnamed rapper saying "Bush hates black people"

Pastor Mark

At November 12, 2008, Blogger Scott said...

You are of course correct about there being plenty of people who are not racist and who supported Mr. Obama. But this incident is the tip of the iceberg.

At November 12, 2008, Blogger Scott said...

Pastor Mark,

Racist is as racist does. If Mr. Skertich made this joke at any time it was the wrong time. To do so in front of a school student, and a biracial one at that, underscores the fact that he is "not nearly" fit for that job.

At December 30, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone that knows him knows hes a racist and always has been


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