Rick Perry Racial Slur
October 4, 2011 by staff
Rick Perry Racial Slur, The presidential campaign of Rick Perry took a shot on Sunday when it was revealed that the hunting grounds used by the family of the governor of Texas for many years was known as “N —- rhead”.
The field of 1,000 acres in West Texas had the racial slur painted in large letters on a rock at the entrance to the property. Perry’s father first leased the ranch in 1980, Perry claims he had painted the name offensive.
However, an exhibition at the Washington Post suggested that the name is still visible and is still used by many neighbors.
Fellow presidential candidate Herman Cain, the only African American running for the Republican nomination, was incensed by the news.
“My reaction is that it is very insensitive,” Cain said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Since Governor Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think it’s a lack of sensitivity for a long time not to speak of that rock and change the place name. It’s just basically a case of lack of sensitivity. ”
“[There] is not a more vile, a bad word to the N-word, and leave it so long as he did, even before, I’ve heard, they finally painted over it, is simply insensitive to a lot of people in this country black, “Cain added on” Fox News Sunday. ”
Despite the harsh rhetoric, some say that Cain – who got in trouble recently for Black Democrats call “brainwashed” – took it easy in Perry, perhaps not inflate racial controversy between parties.
After the publication of the article, Perry was quick to the defense, claiming that the name had been in rock for many years before his father never visited the ranch. On the other hand, a family spokesman said Perry never “owned, controlled or managed” N —- rhead.
“A number of statements in the story is inaccurate, inconsistent and anonymous, including the implication that Rick Perry brought groups to the lease when the word on the rock was still visible,” said Ray Sullivan, director of communications Perry, in a statement. “The fact of a constant in history is that the word in the rock was painted over and hidden for many years.”
Perry also referred to allegations racial slur himself, saying that he convinced his parents to paint on the rock at some point in mid-1980.
“My mother and my father went to the lease and painted the rock, either in 1983 or 1984,” Perry wrote in the post. “This came after a visit to the property with a friend and saw the rock with the offending word. After my visit, I called my people and mentioned it to them, and they painted over during your next visit “.
But is that enough?
The Post article attests that Perry took visitors to stay over at the beginning of his political career, but stopped in 2006. David IBTimes “Magee suggests that the fact that Perry has stopped using the field or around the rock, is not blameless.
“We do not believe for a minute that in those years, Perry made no reference to the field with that name?” Magee wrote Monday.
The Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out against Perry on Monday as well, saying there is no possible way to justify the name.
“The worst, or thought it was something I could identify with, and some bit of irony,” Sharpton said POLITICO. “At best, insensitive. How can someone who would seek the highest office in the land be so insensitive to the consequences of that name?”
The N —- rhead hacienda has been renamed “Rancho grasslands of the North” and the Perry family has been out of the lease for four years.
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