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Roger Stone calls Black radio host 'Negro' in interview

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The latest Roger Stone -- worthy of his mentees Nixon and Trump:

I didn't say it.

Because of the crosstalk, you can't prove that I said it.

There is nothing wrong that I said it.
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In a statement, Stone defended himself by saying that anyone familiar with him “knows I despise racism!”

A male who's spent his career pushing lies and who prides himself on the 'dirty tricks' he's used to get like-minded Republicans elected and while making himself richer. A male who's spent his career pushing the agenda of Republican white nationalists.

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"Mo'Kelly" is an offense nickname. His name is Morris. "Mo" was used in the South and implied "boy" another offensive name now. Mr. Kelly needs to use Morris Kelly. Yes, "Big Mo" is the nickname for the US battleship Missouri, an affectionate nickname given to the ship by sailors who served on it. Stone should be old enough to know that the word "negro" is the original word used to describe human beings (slaves to today) whose ancestral history is in Africa and has gone through several changes, finally ending with "Black." However, in the USA today there is the "United Negro College Fund which provides scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically black colleges and universities." It should change its name and use "Black students" and "Black colleges and universities" to whom scholarships are provided. That begs the question, is the UNCF a discriminatory organization?

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Stone is probably trolling at this point. He's got the President of the United States in his back pocket, and he knows it.

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Again, much ado about nothing.

We live in a strange world where Black folk use the word ‘Nigga’ to describe white people when they punch them in the face as was in a recent case in a Macy’s department store.

Or where the word is constantly used in rap or films glorifying a violent subset of American life.

The word ‘negro’ is derived from classical European languages and then widened in use by Spanish and Portuguese.

Mr O’Kelly seems confused himself when he uses an Irish surname to define himself and seems confused when Stone remarks on the color of his skin?

Had he been called it by a black man, would he be making so much fuss?

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Offensive comment.

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That White man, bad. He is clearly confusing 2020 with 1960.

The UNCF does not discriminate by race in the scholarships it awards.

Does UNCF help only African Americans?

Not at all. UNCF’s member HBCUs admit students without reference to race or ethnicity.

https://uncf.org/pages/facts-and-questions

Found 2012-2013 data that showed scholarship recipients overall:

39% were black students,

44% were Hispanic,

11% were Asian/Pacific Islanders, and

6% didn't answer.

When I looked through the total funds and numbers of students helped along with the graduation rates, it really seems they are doing much more than just giving money. UNCF is being selective and finding very capable recipients. Their GPAs are strong.

UNCF has an emergency scholarship fund for students hit by unexpected expenses who would otherwise have to drop out of college. 96% are Black or African Americans, the other 4% are from other ethnic groups. The average emergency scholarship was just $1776. That little bit can completely change a life.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is a 20-year, $1.6 billion collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This scholarship program provides assistance annually to 5,000 low-income, high-achieving minority students at over 900 colleges and universities. Gates Millennium Scholars have six-year graduation rates of 86.9 percent and an overall graduation rate of 90.3 percent.

Warms my heart. Have a good friend who was able to attend University thanks to a UNCF scholarship. His mother has always been and still is on welfare, but that cycle was broken for him and 3 siblings.

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A male who's spent his career pushing lies and who prides himself on the 'dirty tricks' he's used to get like-minded Republicans elected and while making himself richer.

He’s a Washington politician, that’s what they all do. Nothing new.

A male who's spent his career pushing the agenda of Republican white nationalists.

Utter nonsense.

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Roger Stone has never been a politician. He was a conservative political consultant.

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Roger Stone has never been a politician. He was a conservative political consultant.

Working in “politics” which makes you a politician by default.

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Mr O’Kelly seems confused himself when he uses an Irish surname to define himself...

kurisupisu, many slaves were obliged to take the surnames of their owners. Some renamed themselves when freed; others, for whatever reason, did not. My guess is his name comes from his ancestors' slaveowner.

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Working in “politics” which makes you a politician by default.

No it does not. Politicians are elected representatives which Stone was never one. A journo should know that.

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trump's fines!!!

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trump will defend stone , saying there is nothing offensive in that word, since everyone used it in the 'Good Ol' Days.

His followers on the site will follow.....

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Stone remains a convicted criminal with a record and a has been.

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No it does not.

Yes, it does, this is the reason why when you go on a TV network and you work as a political consultant or contributor you are financially compensated for your political advice. Work with people everyday that do this, of course you’re a political operative. Stone is not a plumber or a baker, of course he’s a politician.

Politicians are elected representatives

For a “full time” career, yes that’s the other route you can professionally pursue.

which Stone was never one. A journo should know that

Yes, that is why I said that exactly for that reason.

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Stone remains a convicted criminal with a record and a has been.

To his haters, he could be, but he’s free and Dems lost again on this one.

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To be clear, you've said that Trump, an elected official, is not a politician. But Stone, someone whose job is to advise politicians, is a politician, on the basis that he isn't a baker. Is that right?

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There are political commenters. There are political scientists. There are political consultants like Stone. There are political lobbyists. There are political analysts. They all get paid for their work.

Politicians on the other hand are elected by the people they represent. They don't all get paid. Politicians hold a political office.

Stone called himself a political consultant. Not all politicians have full time careers. Some have other jobs like in a small town somewhere.

His sentence was pardoned but his convictions will remain for the rest of his life.

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To his haters, he could be

No, it's a matter of factual record.

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“My life was in imminent danger,” Stone said, saying he was at risk of being infected by the coronavirus in prison. “I think the president did this as an act of compassion. He did it as an act of mercy.”

So the President can and should be merciful, but only to his "friends". Other prisoners, no matter what their age and/or vulnerability, can just take their chances with the coronavirus. And the President - and certainly Roger Stone - really don't give a damn.

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What a disgusting piece of human filth - a creature from the Nixon cesspool - I though they were all dead...

But heck, I say get out there Rog - do those interviews for your BFF Donald....

Show the world what a complete Moron you are - anyone that has you for a friend must be nuts or deep into Alzheimer's...

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CORRECTION: 39% were black students 39% were Black students, 44% were Hispanic,

11% were Asian/Pacific Islanders

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saying that anyone familiar with him “knows I despise racism!”

It is not racist if all your redneck white mates think it is not racist.

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Did he say it, and is there verifiable proof he said it? Yes.

Did he deny saying it, and is there verifiable proof he denied saying it? Yes.

Looks like he's a liar and won't own up to being called out on it.

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There are political commenters. There are political scientists. There are political consultants like Stone. There are political lobbyists. There are political analysts. They all get paid for their work.

Exactly.

Politicians on the other hand are elected by the people they represent. They don't all get paid. Politicians hold a political office.

Put Stone works in the field as a political consultant...which is in politics.

Stone called himself a political consultant.

Exactly.

His sentence was pardoned but his convictions will remain for the rest of his life.

But he has his life back and it won’t impede him from making money, so he’ll be ok. Sooner or later he’ll get a book deal from someone and he’ll be back on top financially, record or not.

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