Baltimoron: don’t call them ‘thugs’, call them n*99ers

‘Just call them n*****s’: Baltimore city councilman lashes out at CNN anchor for referring to rioters as thugs
  • Erin Burnett was speaking to Carl Stokes on Tuesday about the word thug
  • Stokes told her not to call protesters thugs and said wryly ‘call them n*****s’ instead
  • Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake criticized for using the word
  • President Barack Obama also said thug during his speech on Tuesday

A Baltimore city councilman has lashed out furiously against an CNN anchor who called rioters ‘thugs.’

‘Just call them n*****s,’ Carl Stoke wryly told CNN’s Erin Bernett live on air.

Before asking Stokes what he thought about the word, Burnett pointed out that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Barack Obama had both chosen to use the word.

A Baltimore city councilman has lashed out furiously against an CNN anchor who called rioters ‘thugs.’

‘Just call them n*****s,’ Carl Stoke wryly told CNN’s Erin Bernett live on air.

Before asking Stokes what he thought about the word, Burnett pointed out that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Barack Obama had both chosen to use the word.

Baltimore city councilman Carl Stokes initially said that 'It’s not the right word to call our children thugs'

Stokes went on to tell CNN's Erin Burnett (pictured) instead of saying thugs she might as well just say 'n*****s'

Stokes went on to tell CNN’s Erin Burnett (pictured) instead of saying thugs she might as well just say ‘n*****s’

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Barack Obama both chose to use the word thugs

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Barack Obama both chose to use the word thugs

Here, the truth at last:

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After mentioning the mayor had been criticized, Burnett asked, ‘Isn’t it the right word?’

Stokes first responded: ‘No, of course it’s not the right word to call our children thugs.

‘These are children who have been set aside, marginalized, who have not been engaged by us.

(This a$$hole blames himself and the people who empowered him? Don’t wait for it. He represents 3 generations of failed policies.)

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the looters should be treated as 'criminals' and 'thugs'

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the looters should be treated as ‘criminals’ and ‘thugs’

‘No. We don’t have to call them thugs.’

The CNN anchor questioned how his explanation would justify stealing from a CVS or burning down an old persons’ home.

Stokes, who serves the city’s 12th District, said: ‘So calling them thugs? Just call them n*****s.

‘Just call them n*****s.

‘No. We don’t have to call them by names such as that. We don’t have to do that.

‘You wouldn’t call your child a thug if they should do something that would not be what you would expect them to do.’

The host held her ground and said she hoped ‘I would call my son a thug if he ever did such a thing’.

Obama said on Tuesday the looters should be treated as ‘criminals’ and ‘thugs.’

‘There is no excuse for the kind of violence we saw yesterday,’ Obama said. ‘It is counter-productive when individuals get crow bars and start prying open doors to loot.

‘They’re not protesting. They’re not making a statement. They’re stealing.

‘When they burn down a building they’re committing arson.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3060084/Carl-Stokes-tells-CNN-s-Erin-Burnett-Just-call-n-s.html#ixzz3YjbZZGwP
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2 thoughts on “Baltimoron: don’t call them ‘thugs’, call them n*99ers”

  1. I watch and see so many similarities with gaza…, and the ‘freedom fighters’ there…
    Same nice , peace loving kind of people

  2. I do not understand how people are not calling out Carl Stoke for this racism!

    I understand his statement to be implicitly equating “thug” with “that N word”. However, in the bad old days, that taboo “N word” was used to describe ANY human with dark skin! It did not describe their behaviour, but their appearance. Isn’t Stoke saying that any dark-skinned person can be thought of as a “thug”?

    When I read or hear “thug” I do not think “dark” or “black” etc. I think: rude, violent, male (sorry guys, but I do!), criminal, evil, gang, weapons…

    To imply that “thug” refers to a race is RACIST (IMO FWIW etc.)

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