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A lot of good Lott's apology did

Ramesh C. Reddy
Editor in Chief

I have been utterly disgusted with all the media reports I heard about a select population who have wanted to see Republican Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi resign as majority leader because of his remarks made during Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party.

In a nutshell, Lott made the remark that the U.S. would have been better of if Thurmond was president.

People can read all they want between the lines but what has this nation come to when Lott’s remark brings his resignation and former President Clinton services himself with his intern Monica Lewinski and stays in office?

At least Lott apologized numerous times for his remarks but Clinton did not even apologize until he was cornered with the truth of his fluids being found on Lewinsky’s dress.

It is utterly saddening how most of the media loves to crucify any conservative Republican over liberal Democrats.

If a segment of the population was so upset with Lott’s remarks they should have been as upset with the remarks of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd who openly used the word ‘Nigger’ to talk about African American’s in an interview.

Yet, I heard no cries of resignation for Byrd. If any Republican had used that word, they would have been crucified 100 fold.

Is this justice?

The bottom line is people want in office who they feel will benefit them. My opinion is that even if every liberal democrat addresses black people as Niggers, they would stick with them because blacks know if they don’t have democrats, they may not have anyone else.

In closing, what it shows me is that black are at the mercy of people like Byrd who can refer to them as Nigger and get away with it.

It is so sad when double standards are used. When resignation came into the picture, I was for the resignation of Clinton, Byrd, and Lott.