Tuesday, October 3, 2017

This day in WND history: 'Black' hurricane names brew swirl of dissent

 This story first appeared in World Net Daily

Aug. 3, 2003: Do devastating hurricanes need help from affirmative action?

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, apparently thought so and demanded the storms be given names that sound “black” and not so “lily white.”

“All racial groups should be represented,” Lee said, according to congressional newspaper the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials “would try to be inclusive of African-American names.”

A sampling of popular names that could be used include Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn, according to the paper.

“There’s discrimination and actually elected officials wandering around worried about the discrimination in the name of hurricanes,” said talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. “And hurricanes are destructive. You know nobody’s very excited when a hurricane’s heading their way, and yet here she is demanding that hurricanes be named after black people.”

Which raises the question: What if Hurricane Keisha, and not Hurricane Katrina, had leveled New Orleans?

Coach's Team contributor navypatriot sees it this way:

Black Hurricanes.  Really?

There's no end to stupidity of some United States elected officials.  Just when you think you have heard all of the stupid things that are going on in the U.S. -- this comes along...

Now it's Black hurricanes....

Well, it appears our African-American friends have found yet something else to be pissed about.  A black congresswoman,​ Sheila Jackson Lee, of Houston, reportedly complained that the names of hurricanes are all Caucasian sounding names. She would prefer some names that reflect African-American culture such as Chamiqua, Tanisha, Woeisha, Shaquille, and Jamal.  I am NOT making this up!

She would also like the weather reports to be broadcast in 'language' that street people can understand because one of the problems that happened in New Orleans was that black people couldn't understand the seriousness of the situation, due to the racially biased language of the weather report.  I guess if the weather person says that the winds are going to blow at 140 MPH, that's too hard to understand.

Can you hear it now:  A weatherman in New Orleans says...

"Wazzup, mutha-fukkas! Hehr-i-cane Chamiqua be headin' fo' yo ass like Leroy on a rocket! Bitch be a category fo'! So, turn off dem chitlins, grab yo' chirren, leave yo crib, and head fo' de nearest FEMA office fo yo FREE shit."


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