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Call it what you will, we’ll just call it delicious.
Democrat presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, are now squabbling over who was to blame, who initiated, and who ran with a joke about “colored people” in a skit the pair performed.
First a quick refresher …
At the NYC annual Inner Circle Show, an event where journalists gather to crack wise about the day’s politics, Clinton and de Blasio took part in a skit that made use of the phrase “colored people time.”
Clinton joked about the mayor taking so long to endorse her.
“Thanks for the endorsement, Bill,” Clinton quipped. “Took you long enough.”
De Blasio responded, “Sorry, Hillary, I was running on C.P. time,” a reference to the phrase “colored people time” which alludes to the stereotype that African-Americans are lazy, unreliable, and often late to things.
The exchange, which led to groans in the audience and an awkward exchange between the mayor and one of the actors, can be seen below …
As the controversy over the racist joke grew, Clinton responded by
apologizing and saying the buck stops with her blaming de Blasio.
Some people have been upset by a racially charged joke that you and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made over the weekend, especially in context of a recent altercation between Bill Clinton and Black Lives Matter supporters. Upon hearing the criticisms, do you think the joke was inappropriate or, as Mayor de Blasio said, are people “missing the point”?
Well, look, it was Mayor de Blasio’s skit. He has addressed it, and I will really defer to him because it is something that he’s already talked about.
De Blasio has since responded however, saying Clinton knew full well about the joke and was okay with it.
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— listen to VanderPod (@kath_krueger) April 12, 2016
You didn’t expect either one of them to take responsibility for a mistake, did you?