By Jeff Mays
Maybe Chris Myers should stick to talking about sports. There’s a lot going on these days. Lebron will be a free agent soon, the Yankees came from behind to beat the Red Sox and the Pacquio vs. Mayweather fight may actually go down.
Instead, while filling in on the Dan Patrick show, Myers took a shot at Hurricane Katrina victims. Comparing them to recent victims of the Tennessee floods, Meyers said:
My best is and maybe it’s a little corny, but I like it. It’s a great country here. We have disastrous issues where people pull together and help themselves and I thought the people in Tennessee, unlike and I’m not going to name names. When a natural disaster hits people were not standing on a rooftop trying to blame the government, okay, they helped each other out through this.
Middle Tennessee where a lot of hardworking, tax-paying, legal American citizens have been affected by the floods and are trying to rebuild their lives and they are helping out and I think that other people around the country, of course the music industry in and around Nashville helping, without making a big deal out of it and I think that’s a good thing.
Myers is obviously making a comparison to the “poor”, residents of New Orleans to the “hardworking, tax-paying and legal” residents of Tennessee. Myers’ comments are obviously coded racial language for black and white.The implication is that if those poor people in New Orleans had their stuff together and had been more hard-working, more patriotic, more dedicated, maybe they wouldn’t need help from the government.
Finish reading Jeff’s post on AOL BlackVoices.