‘Duck Dynasty’s ‘ Comments About Blacks People Did Not Know
Phil Robertson has not only offended the gay community but he has stated some offensive comments about African Americans. For a man who grew up in the 1950’s during the Civil Rights era and allegedly worked side by side with Blacks picking cotton, we can never believe that he never saw mistreatment of them. If we remember correctly, slavery was mistreatment and everyone involved in it knew it as well.
Here are his comments:
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once,” he said. “Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
This is a ludicrous remark about Blacks and to be very honest, its a racist comment. He’s really no different than Paula Deen and we believe his comments may put him in her shoes, literally.
We believe he can have his own opinions and beliefs and should be able to voice them. The issue with some comments is how you state them; on what venue; and your position in the public eye. Phil Robertson is someone who doesn’t appear to hold back what he feels but we all are responsible for not what we believe but how we relay our views and how they effect others. It may be wrong to be gay but can a person go into such vile remarks to prove that point? How can we get people to accept Christ if we bully others with their sin? As for Blacks, we are black and we born that way. That is not a sin and to lie and to imply that Blacks were ‘happy’ during slavery is absolutely ridiculous.
We hope he has branding expert to help him with his career because he will need it.