SC judge banned from bench after racial comment

A South Carolina judge who admitted calling crack cocaine addiction "black man's disease" can never serve on the bench again without the state Supreme Court's permission. Read more
Wondering

Columbia, SC

#1 Jul 28, 2008
Yep.give a little authority to some people and they think that all the problems can be solved by their wisdom,how ever shallow it may be.
interesting

Myrtle Beach, SC

#2 Jul 28, 2008
Interesting that he got in trouble for the racial comment but not his innapropriate behavior towards women!
WHITEBOY ROY

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jul 28, 2008
You can only hide the racism for so long! It will cost you your life or your job sooner or later! I'm glad my parents raised me Godly and not the teachings of the Devil! They need to do more to people who are appointed to important positions and act this way!
Common Sense

Columbia, SC

#5 Jul 28, 2008
From Myrtle Beach - Anyone who is appointed to be a judge should know that they have a responsibility to act and speak appropriately. The comment was NOT appropriate. He should lose his job!!!!!!!
joaquin varela jr

Laurinburg, NC

#6 Jul 28, 2008
aaaahhhh,bulls--t
old dude

United States

#7 Jul 28, 2008
I don't understand the problem. Most health professionals agree that crack cocaine addiction is indeed a disease.

Must public health researchers have reached the conclusion that crack cocaine use is much more prevalent in the black community than in any other.

To refer to crack cocaine addition as a "black man's disease" is to state the empirical truth. What's wrong with telling the truth?

Oh yeah, I forgot. This is America and we can't be bothered by facts that might hurt someone's feelings. Just because all of the research shows that crack cocaine is a major problem in the black community - let's look over in the old folks home for the crack dealers. After all, everyone is the same.

Freakin' ignorant, bleeding heart, poli-correct retards!
wilson was right

Pawleys Island, SC

#8 Jul 28, 2008
hate to break it to you, old dude, but the ignoramus is staring you back in the mirror.(I refuse to use such offensive language as "retard.")

It is NOT an empirical truth - it is a prejudgment based on race, and that's the definition of racism. Statistics can be manipulated to prove any number of "creative" points you want to make, and that IS an empirical truth. But the use of statistics in masking racism is equally well known. It's a tired, but common and favored trick among your ilk. And it's how segregation and miscegeny laws stayed around so long.
WHITEBOY ROY

Charlotte, NC

#9 Jul 28, 2008
Is your mind that F'd up or are you just stupid! Statistics are a matter of opinion and not fact! There's no true number unless every person doing crack is counted for. If they are using arrest documents to come up with these numbers then, it's still incorrect. A lot of white crime get pushed under the rug and never hit the press or state records! It's a fact that 10th ave. in Myrtle Beach, white crack users out number the blacks 3 to 1! This is something I've seen withe my own 2 eyes! Business men and women on down to school kids!

We know you don't have to watch what you say working at a gas station pumping gas but in the professional world you have to keep that red neck covered!
old dude wrote:
I don't understand the problem. Most health professionals agree that crack cocaine addiction is indeed a disease.
Must public health researchers have reached the conclusion that crack cocaine use is much more prevalent in the black community than in any other.
To refer to crack cocaine addition as a "black man's disease" is to state the empirical truth. What's wrong with telling the truth?
Oh yeah, I forgot. This is America and we can't be bothered by facts that might hurt someone's feelings. Just because all of the research shows that crack cocaine is a major problem in the black community - let's look over in the old folks home for the crack dealers. After all, everyone is the same.
Freakin' ignorant, bleeding heart, poli-correct retards!
Dee

United States

#10 Jul 30, 2008
It is very interesting that crack addiction, a medical condition that can incur criminal penalty elicits such heated response. In light of the fact that crack addiction is viewed as a passive event in many communities, it is not surprising that the judge might have it appropriate to pass judgement. When this country takes a more proactive response to actually ridding communities of rampant drug use, then one will undoubtedly see a less cavalier response by a judge. The judge was reprimanded, now lets be proactive and honestly try to get a grip on drug use in this country.
Another observation. The media judges sometimes take great license in reprimanding complainants and defendents on television. Most people view these responses as entertaining and humorous. I have observed media judges exprese both contempt and conpassion to those who acknowledge drug involvement and addictions. Rest assured, however, that one only has to visit the many prisons and jails across this nation to understand that drug use and addiction is not funny.
old dude

United States

#11 Jul 30, 2008
WHITEBOY ROY wrote:
Is your mind that F'd up or are you just stupid! Statistics are a matter of opinion and not fact! There's no true number unless every person doing crack is counted for. If they are using arrest documents to come up with these numbers then, it's still incorrect. A lot of white crime get pushed under the rug and never hit the press or state records! It's a fact that 10th ave. in Myrtle Beach, white crack users out number the blacks 3 to 1! This is something I've seen withe my own 2 eyes! Business men and women on down to school kids!
We know you don't have to watch what you say working at a gas station pumping gas but in the professional world you have to keep that red neck covered!
<quoted text>
1) statistics are facts. Opinions are opinions. The numbers don't lie, bleeding heart liberals adjusting the meaning of the numbers lie.

2) If white crack users outnumber the blacks 3:1 - isn't that to be expected? If that's true then in your example 25% of crack users are black. Is 25% of the population of Myrtle Beach black? No, it's not. So, as a percentage of population (using your own example)- there is an issue here. Will it go away if we just ignore it? Probably not.

See, I'm not being racist. I'm saying there's a freaking problem and if you ignore the problem or find an excuse for it - it won't go away. Shoot the messenger if you will, that doesn't solve the problem either.

Why does everything have to be about racism. Sometimes it's true and not bigotry at all. The truth is what it is whether we like it or not. Will I get flamed here too if I happen to mention that black folk have a higher rate of S. Cell Anemia than whites? Is that racist too? How about if I mention that black folk are black? It's not all about racism.
Music Girl

Myrtle Beach, SC

#12 Jul 30, 2008
wilson was right wrote:
hate to break it to you, old dude, but the ignoramus is staring you back in the mirror.(I refuse to use such offensive language as "retard.")
It is NOT an empirical truth - it is a prejudgment based on race, and that's the definition of racism. Statistics can be manipulated to prove any number of "creative" points you want to make, and that IS an empirical truth. But the use of statistics in masking racism is equally well known. It's a tired, but common and favored trick among your ilk. And it's how segregation and miscegeny laws stayed around so long.
Actually I would say that the statistics are the cold hard facts. People may lie, but numbers do not. Poor numbers, they didn't know they were racist.
you must be old

Laurinburg, NC

#13 Jul 30, 2008
old dude wrote:
I don't understand the problem. Most health professionals agree that crack cocaine addiction is indeed a disease.
Must public health researchers have reached the conclusion that crack cocaine use is much more prevalent in the black community than in any other.
To refer to crack cocaine addition as a "black man's disease" is to state the empirical truth. What's wrong with telling the truth?
Oh yeah, I forgot. This is America and we can't be bothered by facts that might hurt someone's feelings. Just because all of the research shows that crack cocaine is a major problem in the black community - let's look over in the old folks home for the crack dealers. After all, everyone is the same.
Freakin' ignorant, bleeding heart, poli-correct retards!
But it is not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. You must take in account the entire young white, crack loving little darling daughter that smokes it to. And then theirs Ravenel or what ever you call that white drug distributing politician. Am I to under stand that you would support, condone, or advocate this kind of behavior on the bench? I for one think that it cheapens and weakens the whole legal system.
Truth

Myrtle Beach, SC

#14 Jul 30, 2008
you must be old wrote:
<quoted text>
But it is not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. You must take in account the entire young white, crack loving little darling daughter that smokes it to. And then theirs Ravenel or what ever you call that white drug distributing politician. Am I to under stand that you would support, condone, or advocate this kind of behavior on the bench? I for one think that it cheapens and weakens the whole legal system.
Actually I think its about time people say whats really on their minds. When the rest of the world is terrified to say. What more could one ask for in a judge than to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
old dude

United States

#15 Jul 30, 2008
He didn't say "only" so he never said it was the complete truth. He identified a problem that really exists. Anyone that says it's not a huge problem in the black community has his head in the sand. That "little white Suzie does it to" doesn't change the fact that it's a huge problem in the black community.

Is "entire young white, crack loving little darling daughter that smokes it to." a racist comment? you don't include anyone else in that statement. But it is true in addition to all other groups. You've simply stated the truth.

So what we come to is that you can say whatever you'd like in observation of facts about anyone except black people. There are no problems in the black community that need to be brought up. And if you do bring one up, you're a racist. Is that it?
you must be less old

Laurinburg, NC

#16 Jul 30, 2008
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually I think its about time people say whats really on their minds. When the rest of the world is terrified to say. What more could one ask for in a judge than to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
I hear what you are saying. The problem is that he is now on the record as having a certain predisposition. This means he can no longer serve. He would have to recused him self from many cases. And it will also be used for many appeals. He is going to be responsible for lots of scumblags getting off. A good politician knows when to keep his mouth shut and he should have known better.
O Bam YoMama

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#17 Jul 30, 2008
old dude wrote:
I don't understand the problem. Most health professionals agree that crack cocaine addiction is indeed a disease.
Must public health researchers have reached the conclusion that crack cocaine use is much more prevalent in the black community than in any other.
To refer to crack cocaine addition as a "black man's disease" is to state the empirical truth. What's wrong with telling the truth?
Oh yeah, I forgot. This is America and we can't be bothered by facts that might hurt someone's feelings. Just because all of the research shows that crack cocaine is a major problem in the black community - let's look over in the old folks home for the crack dealers. After all, everyone is the same.
Freakin' ignorant, bleeding heart, poli-correct retards!
Yo be rite Dude! Ever since we got da word n I gg r removed from yo mout but not rs we b ona roll.
O Bam YoMama

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#18 Jul 30, 2008
wilson was right wrote:
hate to break it to you, old dude, but the ignoramus is staring you back in the mirror.(I refuse to use such offensive language as "retard.")
It is NOT an empirical truth - it is a prejudgment based on race, and that's the definition of racism. Statistics can be manipulated to prove any number of "creative" points you want to make, and that IS an empirical truth. But the use of statistics in masking racism is equally well known. It's a tired, but common and favored trick among your ilk. And it's how segregation and miscegeny laws stayed around so long.
Betcha yo beleavs most colored kids no der daddy two.
CONSERVATIVE CITY DUMP

Myrtle Beach, SC

#19 Jul 30, 2008
Yes crack is a problem in most black communities, but the idea of crack being worse than powder cocaine makes me think people don't want to stop this. You can make crack out of cocaine but you can't make cocaine out of crack let's get the cocaine gone so we can make some real changes in peoples lives.
CONSERVATIVE CITY DUMP

Myrtle Beach, SC

#20 Jul 30, 2008
Ravenel could afford his high you think he wanted Crack or Cocaine? Smart money would say Cocaine!
wilson was right

Pawleys Island, SC

#21 Aug 2, 2008
Holy crap you just really don't mind showing your racist, hateful true self on the boards at all, do you, YoMama? Wow. At least most racists have the good sense to be ashamed of their evil. You just really throw it out there for the world to see.

Hmm - anything to do with the fact that you're hiding behind a board name? Would you say those things to a stranger on the street?

Methinks ... not. Most of your ilk end up being cowards of the highest (or lowest, depending on your perspective) order.

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