My Brief Opinion: Gov. Paul LePage

Saturday, January 9, 2016

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Paul LePage the Governor of Maine was speaking in Bridgton, ME about drug trafficking and a drug problem in the state and he said:

“These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothy, Shifty, these type of guys, they come from Connecticut, New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time, they impregnate a young white girl before they leave, which is real sad because now we have another issue that we gotta deal with down the road.”

Now, Gov. LePage mentioning those nicknames is not what made him sound racist because in my opinion those names could be used by a man of any race.  When he specifically said "white girls" he was bringing race into a situation that didn't call for it.

Making one race the target of his talking point was the racist act not the nicknames although one would not be wrong in arguing the point that he was being racist there too.  Honestly, if Gov. LePage had not brought up "white girls" then no one would have given his comments a second thought.

Just my opinion.

Thanks for reading!
(John 3:16)

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