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Opinion: Ignore racism? Fat chance, Rush
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh, who upbraided Roland Martin on his radio show for comments on racism
May 7th, 2012
10:30 AM ET

Opinion: Ignore racism? Fat chance, Rush

Editor's note: Roland S. Martin is a syndicated columnist and author of "The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House." He is a commentator for the TV One cable network and host/managing editor of its Sunday morning news show, "Washington Watch with Roland Martin."

(CNN) - It's always funny to get tweets and e-mails from followers of radio entertainer Rush Limbaugh. None of them ever actually think of checking the facts out before they begin their ignorant, vile and rambling rants. I suppose that's to be expected because all they are doing is following their feckless leader, Limbaugh.

Last week I took to Twitter to express my disgust with the racist tweets sent to Joel Ward, the Washington Capitals forward who scored the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins in the pivotal Game 7 of their first round matchup.

Ward, who is black, should have been praised for great play. Instead, he was insulted, ridiculed and called the N-word.

As a result, I sent out the following tweets:

- "It's no shock that a black hockey player is being called nasty vicious things for a game winning goal. Only folks in denial about racism are.

- "The reality is that weak-minded punks hide behind anonymous comments on message boards AND social media.

Read Martin's full column

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Pete

    You see the racial card played all the time,in sports,in politics,in life with everything.It's nothing new to me growing up in the south,down here its an everyday thing ,just the same old rant.I questioned what ,"we the peopule "meant ,but that's the case because its under the surface on almost everybody and don't say,NOT ME,because those types are the worst,the ones in denile are the most racist,they don't show it till angered,then it blurts out,oops!!But then the cats out of the bag,no take backs,game over.Most people are quilty of one or more racial thoughts in their lives,I included,but because of me getting older,I'm wiser and realize that color is only skin deep and everyone is of color,so who's to point ,not me!!!Remember we all have different views,and are free to express them,that's what America is all about indiviguals ideas and rights,they're God given ,remember that...

    May 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hamsta

    oops i meant to say two white journalist got attacked by a black mob. wheres the outrage on that one? ROLAND S. MARTIN is not reporting on that because only white people can be racist.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    Weak minded punks put white paint on a mexican stirring up the race baiters and lay back silent when two white journalists get attacked by a white mob. you may think only white people can be racist but for not reporting on it ROLAND S. MARTIN is a racist.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |