Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Milwaukee Independent candidates slogan... "Not the Whiteman's Bitch"


Leshuh Griffin's frank, self description will not be allowed to "inform" voters. Go figure.

An independent candidate running for the state Assembly in Milwaukee won't be able to describe herself on the ballot using the statement "NOT the 'whiteman's bitch.'"

State law allows independent candidates to have five words describing them placed after their name on the ballot. Ieshuh Griffin argued that the phrase was protected free speech. But the state Government Accountability Board said Wednesday that the statement was pejorative and not allowed.

But believe it or not, it was close…
The board is composed of white, retired judges. Three of them voted to allow the description but two did not. She needed four votes. Griffin says she will seek an injunction in federal court.
AP wrote the slogan this way: "NOT the 'whiteman's b----.'" Are they kidding? Still the panel of white judges appeared to appreciate Ieshuh's originality.

(One board member and) a retired state appeals court judge, said he didn't find the wording to be "particularly offensive." (Another agreed.) "She says a lot in five words. It wasn't pornographic, it wasn't obscene and I didn't interpret it as racial."

(Still another, the board chairman, said) "Isn't she saying, 'I'm not under the white man's direction? I'm independent of that.' Isn't that what she's saying?"

Yes, that's exactly what she was saying.
Ieshuh: "I'm not making a derogatory statement to a group of people or an
ethnic group," she told the board. "I'm saying what I am not. It's a term the constituents identify with."
I'm just saying... Check out how she pleads her case based on historical references, at Wisconsin Eye

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This should be protected speech.

Anonymous said...

Griffin's comment is not only racial, it is also profane. I'm sick of hearing words like these from black people against white people. The words she wanted to use could never be said by any white person. If that is not a racial slur, nor profane, our country, and the rest of the world have sunk to an all-time low.

Leshuh Griffin needs to stop portraying all blacks as ignorant and using only profanity, and all whites as wanting to breed her (since a "b..." is used as a denagrative term for all women).

It seems that many blacks running for office seek only to gain black peoples' votes. Too bad! She just lost my vote.

MosesZD said...

Concern troll is concerned....

MosesZD said...

Oh, and good for her. Better to go out a lion than be an Obama-lamb, and be everybody's bitch...

Anonymous said...

Just another bitter, unemployed member of the indigenous populi who now seeks to have her bile subsidized at the public trough. How's that "hope and change" working out for you, Leshuh?