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For years, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has shown a callous insensitivity on race issues that embarrasses the newspaper and only exacerbates racial tensions.

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Kit B. (276)
Friday November 15, 2013, 9:33 am
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Tell the Washington Post: Fire Richard Cohen for his deeply insensitive column - Please Sign!

For years, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has shown a callous insensitivity on race issues that embarrasses the newspaper and only exacerbates racial tensions.

He has expressed sympathy for George Zimmerman, and has only just realized that slavery was not a “benign institution in which mostly benevolent whites owned innocent and grateful blacks.” But now, he has offended all interracial couples by saying those with “conventional” views would “gag” at the sight of New York City Mayor-elect Bill deBlasio’s interracial family.

Sign our petition telling the Washington Post that there is no place for Richard Cohen’s ignorant and deeply insensitive column in their newspaper.

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Our Message to Jeff Bezos, owner and publisher of the Washington Post

To Jeff Bezos, publisher of the Washington Post:

Richard Cohen’s ignorant columns do nothing but further exacerbate racial tensions in this country, and legitimize views that are offensive. He has no place in a reputable newspaper such as yours, and must be dismissed.

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**Please sign and share - with freedom of speech comes responsibility and an even higher bar is set for those who would be journalists. Richard Cohen shows no level of decency or responsibility.


Natasha Salgado (672)
Friday November 15, 2013, 9:45 am
Gladly signed-thx Kit

Pat B. (356)
Friday November 15, 2013, 10:22 am
Absolutely.!!! Thanks, Kit, signed.

Terrie Williams (790)
Friday November 15, 2013, 11:27 am
Damn Skippy! Signed, shared and noted.

Robert B. (60)
Friday November 15, 2013, 11:37 am
Newspapers can't afford idiots like this!

JL A. (287)
Friday November 15, 2013, 12:11 pm
signed via email, noted now--his op-eds gag me, by the way

Nicole W. (649)
Friday November 15, 2013, 12:32 pm
definitely done, ty dear Kit

SuSanne P. (185)
Friday November 15, 2013, 12:39 pm
DONE! TY Kit. RACIST comments have NO PLACE IN PRINT to begin with, furthering RACISM among the masses.

PeaceGoodwill to All (80)
Friday November 15, 2013, 1:54 pm
Thanks Kit..signed with pleasure..

AniMae C. (480)
Friday November 15, 2013, 2:36 pm
You've signed - thanks!

pam w. (138)
Friday November 15, 2013, 3:35 pm
I believe in freedom of speech. Mr. Cohen has revealed himself to be an ASS!

Angelika R. (145)
Friday November 15, 2013, 3:53 pm
Signed, this one as well, thx Kit. there are more out:

Rose Becke (287)
Friday November 15, 2013, 4:06 pm
Bloody oath I signed Kit

Esther Z. (96)
Friday November 15, 2013, 6:36 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit.

Kit B. (276)
Friday November 15, 2013, 6:55 pm

I think most of us believe in the right to freedom of speech however, with each freedom comes a responsibility. Richard Cohen presents himself as journalist and it is proper to hold those who have the public attention to be held to a even higher bar of responsibility.

Kathy B. (104)
Friday November 15, 2013, 7:20 pm
I. Don't. Get. Racism. Does anyone besides Cohen care?

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 12:24 am
noted and signed

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:10 am
Done. Thanks Kit. Yes with each freedom comes a responsibility.

. (0)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:39 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Kit. It's a shame racism like this is still going on.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:08 am
Already S&S, thanks Kit

Emma S. (238)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 1:37 pm
Done! Thanks, Kit.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:40 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

Lois Jordan (61)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:48 pm
"You've signed." Noted. Thank you, Kit!

Barbara K. (69)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:11 pm
S & N, thanks, my friend. We need to get them to stop feeding the hate in this country, especially those with audiences and should be neutral.

Giana Peranio-Paz (406)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:28 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Kit.

jess b (24)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:28 pm

Diane K. (135)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:32 pm
Signed. thanks

Beverly M. (88)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 6:36 am
We have enough problems in this country without these racists/sexists dirtying up journalism. Thank you Kit ~ happily noted and signed1

Monica T. (278)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 7:19 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit!

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 8:56 am
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