uses slideshow to teach White people about African-Americans
Metro World News - 09/19/03
NORTH ANDOVER -- On Wednesday, Democratic
front-runner Howard Dean was on John Kerry's home turf
going after the Senator on the race issue.
NewsCenter 5's Shanaynay Johnson reported that Dean
isn't flinching from the controversial statement he
made during the September 9th Black Caucus debate. During
the contest Dean said, “"I'm the only White
politician that ever talks about race in front of White
While visiting Massachusetts Dean explained that he
is the “only candidate who takes the time to show
predominantly Whites audiences what Black people look
like.” During the event he presented a slide show
depicting African-Americans of various shapes and sizes.
He also displayed a full size, anatomically correct
African American model.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” said
Nancy Davis of West Bridgewater.
Apparently after seeing an African-American for the
first time, Davis had more questions than answers. “Where
do they come from? How do they get so big? And where
can I get one,” she asked.
During his speech, the former Vermont governor slammed
Kerry for not having an African American to show during
the campaign. Dean asked, “How can you teach White
people about African-Americans when you don’t
even have an example to show on the campaign trail?”
Dean's planning a major rally at Boston's Copley Square
next week titled "Democracy, Freedom and Affirmative
Action. During the event, Dean is expected to unveil
the very first African-American to endorse his campaign.
The unknown Black man has been specially ordered for
this event and is expected to give his endorsement through
the aid of a special interpreter.
When asked why the man would not be allowed speak for
himself Dean replied, “I wasn’t aware that
African-Americans could speak for themselves.”