I’m Not Saying Country Music Singer Toby Keith is a Racist, But He Has Racist Ways!
Written by: Kim Sawyer
I’m just going to jump right into this. There are two things that Mr. Keith has done in the last week or so to show he has racist tendencies. The first one involves Mr. Keith performing a song on the Colbert Report, a news-parody show, which is shown on the Comedy Central cable channel, advocating lynching. I just so happened to stumble on a blog discussing this. Why haven’t the major networks reported on this? Why isn’t this headline news? Where is the uproar about this? Just to give you a taste of what Mr. Keith performed on the show, here are some of the lyrics of his lynching song:
“We got too many gangsters
Doing dirty deeds
Too much corruption
And crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law
Put a few more in the ground
Send them all to their Maker
And he’ll set them on down
You can bet, He’ll set ‘em down”
“Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree
Round up all of them bad boys
And hang ‘em high in the street
For all the people to see”
WTH?!!! Lynching is one of the most despicable,racist acts that has occurred in America’s history! Why in the world would someone write a song advocating lynching if they didn’t have racist ways? Oh, before I forget, Mr. Keith is supposed to perform this same lynching song on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and other nationally televised talk shows. Again, I ask WTH?!!!!!!
The second racist tendency Mr. Keith has shown concerns his comments about Barack Obama. Now, I will be the first to say I’m still not totally sold on Obama, but these comments by Mr. Keith are ridiculous. It seems that on July 30, 2008, Mr. Keith appeared on radio jock Glenn Beck’s show. During a conversation about the presidential race, Mr. Keith said, “I think the Black people would say he [Obama] don’t talk, act or carry himself as a Black person.” Mr. Beck asked, “What does that even mean?” and Mr. Keith’s genius response was, “Well, I don’t know what that means, but I think that that’s what they would say. Even though the Black society would pull for him I still think that they think in the back of their mind that the only reason he is in [the general election] is because he talks, acts and carries himself as a Caucasian.”
Now, I know this is a lot to take in, but can you believe this?!!!! We’re talking about a man who advocates lynching! How would he know the mindset of a Black person? I am at a loss for words. You know what? Please help me to understand this type of thinking. I once again ask, WTH?!!!!!