Meanwhile, Michael Jackson Somehow Gets Away With It
After John Kerry's (admittedly ill-advised) statement of racial harmony last week -- "President Clinton was often known as the first black president. I wouldn't be upset if I could earn the right to be the second" -- blacks are, understandably, eager to clarify the situation. Today, Paula Diane Harris, founder of the Andrew Young National Center for Social Change, reminded reporters that "John Kerry is not a black man."
You can see why this made Drudge. . . ANDREW YOUNG NATIONAL CENTER FOR SOCIAL CHANGE EXCLUSIVE! MUST CREDIT ANDREW YOUNG NATIONAL CENTER FOR SOCIAL CHANGE! . . . JOHN KERRY NOT BLACK! . . . DEVELOPING. . .
UPDATE: We're pleased to see AP extend the definition of "civil rights group" to a "web-based for-profit corporation." We've worked for a lot of civil rights groups!
Civil Rights Group Seeks Kerry Apology [AP/Yahoo]
Andrew Young National Center for Social Change [AYNCSC.com]