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Indian Leaders Condemn Maine Commissioner for Reported Racist Remarks


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Cal
- 1209 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
Indian country leaders reacted swiftly to the latest outbreak of "the language of savagery"--racist and offensive remarks made by prominent people. This time it occurred in Maine.



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Dandelion G. (386)
Friday April 29, 2011, 7:48 pm
I just moved from Maine last summer after having lived there for 4 years. What I do know, is the Indians in Maine have been in the forefront of some sweeping changes. Wrong place to say what he did, not that he should of said it anywhere.

I'm not sure why he was also bringing in the African-Americans into the topic up in Aroostook County, if there is one African-American living there I'd be surprised. Maine has the least amount of African-Americans of all 50 States and the few that live in Maine tend to live around Portland, Me. not way up in northern Maine. There are not that many people living in Aroorstook County let alone African-Americans so this man is not at all with the program.

What an idiot, goes to an economically depressed County, berates the people who live there, insults the First Nation people, and shows what a racist he is towards African-Americans. Good going, not. Glad you did resign, you needed to.
 

Mike S. (86)
Friday April 29, 2011, 7:53 pm
Noted and shared. Thank you Cal.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday April 29, 2011, 9:24 pm
This wave of racial slurs , at least bring these "blanks" out of the closet, so we know who they are and stand up to them!!!AAAUURRRGGGHHH!!!!!
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 12:47 am
SEEMS HE DID THE PROPER THING AND RESIGNED. THERE IS NO PLACE IN OUR SOCIETIES FOR JERKS LIKE THIS.
 

Carlene V. (203)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 7:19 am
When intereviewed for his position, he admitted he didn't know much about the job and hadn't thought much about rural Maine, but they hired him anyway? Really? Glad he "came out of the closet" with his racism, good riddance!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 8:26 am
Carlene, people that I personally know in Maine, as I had lived there, are telling me that the Tea Bag Governor and his buddies are placing in every position they can friends of theirs, relatives, whether or not they know how to do the job as long as they are marching to the same tune. These are serious and dangerous times for our Country, dirty deeds are going on all over the place.
 

Raluca Anghel (84)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 10:43 am
noted, thanks!
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 6:48 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Jerry t. (13)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 10:59 pm
We Have to be so careful of who we elect.
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 12:12 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 12:40 pm
No mention of his breed, but, my bet is he is another ignorant REPUBLICAN.
 

Carol Vale (1)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 1:54 pm
It seems that more and more people in the public eye believe that expressing their personal intolerence, prejudice, hate and bigotry will find or already have enough support from others to make it acceptable for them to speak out. Our nation as we knew it was flawed, but I am afraid we are well on the way to its destruction now.
 

John D. (45)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 1:54 pm
Just another person who is permenantly stuck on stupid...!!!
 

Carol Reins (99)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 3:22 pm
"get off the reservation" ?????Get out of government and keep your racist comments to yourself!
 

Tamie R. (2)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 4:22 pm
I agree with John D......Just another person permanently stuck on STUPID......
 

Edward Catterton (14)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 5:08 pm
I must agree with you Dandelion as to what your friends here in Maine are telling you, I have been here well over twenty years and never have I witnessed such ignorence as this govenor has shown to his people, I pray his reign of terror is limited to one term. aho.
 

William Y. (54)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 5:59 pm
What do you expect with so many fascists in the public eye.
 

Edward M. (8)
Monday May 2, 2011, 2:46 am
Who brought these people here, to America, against their will and who put these people, Native Americans, onto reservations in the first place?
 

. (0)
Monday May 2, 2011, 6:08 am
Noted, thank you Cal.
 

. (0)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:38 am
Having lived in Maine, I know the people are as horrified as the rest of us as to what is going on....noted with thanks
 

ewoud k. (73)
Monday May 2, 2011, 9:44 am
No place for him in public life and/or a public function.

Good that he resigned, would have been better though if he'd been fired, and even better still if these kind of remarks were no longer made -nor in public, nor tin private.
 

Eileen Novak (444)
Monday May 2, 2011, 9:53 am
Good riddens to him. Glad he resigned. However, the big issue is the moron elected governor giving appointments to like-minded idiots. Think about it next election.
 
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