Michael Steele called a ‘Slavish Follower’

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said that Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Michael Steele has had “a career of slavishly supporting the Republican Party.” The reason this is a story is because Michael Steele is Black. I have written about Steele, specifically some of his supporters, before. What is bad here is that Democrat Steny H. Hoyer would be so d@mn stupid and irresponsible to use any form of the word slave when referring to a Black person. I don’t know anything about Hoyer, but I do know that to believe that making a statement like this is alright shows racist indifference.

Am I over-reacting?

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About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at MoveOn.org. I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

One response to “Michael Steele called a ‘Slavish Follower’”

  1. Garlin II says :

    Whether I was over-reacting or not, an apology has already been issued.

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