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(NOLA.com)   Louisiana judge suspended for a year after wearing blackface, prison jumpsuit, afro wig and handcuffs at a party   ( nola.com) divider line
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2004-12-14 05:04:44 AM  
Saw a friend wear an orange jumpsuit and hand cuffs at a oparty last night.
He's 6'9".
And black.
 
2004-12-14 05:15:33 AM  
While I can appreciate the absurdity of such a situation, the question must be asked.. does this judge appreciate such absurdity? My guess is No. As such, this guy probably has no business judging others.

/but it's pretty farkin' funny.
//not a racist
///has at least 2 black friends
 
2004-12-14 09:15:44 AM  
Whether the guy's racist or not, I don't know. But every time something like this happens(see Ted Danson's black face) I have to wonder how people could NOT KNOW it's gonna cause an uproar? Wouldn't you think a judge, of all people, would have fairly good judgement?

He should be suspended indefinitely for being a farking dumbass.
 
2004-12-14 09:28:27 AM  
What sigdiamond2000 said.
 
2004-12-14 10:09:17 AM  
Was it a costume party then?
 
2004-12-14 10:24:33 AM  
You are kidding me!
 
2004-12-14 10:24:50 AM  
sigdiamond2000 --
"Whether the guy's racist or not, I don't know. But every time something like this happens(see Ted Danson's black face) I have to wonder how people could NOT KNOW it's gonna cause an uproar? Wouldn't you think a judge, of all people, would have fairly good judgement? He should be suspended indefinitely for being a farking dumbass."


Or perhaps his rights should be respected.
 
2004-12-14 10:24:51 AM  
I wanna see some black guys dress up in whiteface, straight hair, LL Bean clothes.
 
2004-12-14 10:25:09 AM  
txt_eva

Saw a friend wear an orange jumpsuit and hand cuffs at a oparty last night.
He's 6'9".
And black.


Is he getting suspended from his job too?
 
2004-12-14 10:25:09 AM  
If I were black and had been sentenced by this guy, I'd be filing an appeal right about now.
 
2004-12-14 10:25:43 AM  
And his pickup line for the night was,"I am a contortionist singing-and-dancing fool. Now gimme some candy!"

/I don't know either.
 
2004-12-14 10:26:03 AM  
Stories like this make me want to go to law school. There is no way I could fark up this bad
 
2004-12-14 10:26:20 AM  
[image from pages.drexel.edu too old to be available]
 
nfw
2004-12-14 10:26:27 AM  
Damn, wish I had thought of that for my Halloween party.
 
2004-12-14 10:26:54 AM  
Whatever happened to freedom of speech?
 
2004-12-14 10:27:58 AM  
Suspended. From a noose??
 
2004-12-14 10:28:04 AM  
Didn't this guy see bambozaled?
 
2004-12-14 10:28:11 AM  
sigdiamond2000
Ever heard of Judge Ray Moore? He was from the south, and every bit as much an asshat. Down here we breed them stupid.
 
2004-12-14 10:28:32 AM  
Dumb move, but when somebody makes a movie like "White Chicks", that's all fine and dandy?
 
2004-12-14 10:28:46 AM  
Omega his rights are being respected, no told him he couldn't be an asshat, he has every right to be an asshat. But it's also the publics right to tell him if he's being an asshat he doesn't get to be a judge for us.
 
2004-12-14 10:28:51 AM  
it's amusing the fact that someone actually voted this asshat into office
 
2004-12-14 10:28:56 AM  
Ted Danson?
 
2004-12-14 10:29:13 AM  
I'm sure this cracker will get nominated by President Bush for a federal judgeship down south now...
 
2004-12-14 10:30:02 AM  
"//not a racist
///has at least 2 black friends"

Thank god you added that part. I was going to doubt your word there, but since you have AT LEAST 2 black friends, your assertion is proved beyond any doubt, and I'll back off.

In other news, Jesus did indeed weep.
 
2004-12-14 10:30:40 AM  
So, the Wayans Brothers can dress up in white face paint and act ditsy as all hell (White Chicks)...and they call that entertainment, but there's an uproar over this?

I realize the man is a judge...but what's the difference?

The Wayans did what they did for laughs. And I'm assuming that this guy did the same?

/not racist...just don't see the big deal
 
2004-12-14 10:30:52 AM  
Should've said he was going as Zoolander dressed up to break into the computer. I guess that would only work if it was a janitor's jumpsuit sans handcuffs.

/but they won't be looking for...not us.
 
2004-12-14 10:31:06 AM  
Of yeah......
HAS BEEN
 
2004-12-14 10:31:07 AM  
Louisiana? Not even surprising.
 
2004-12-14 10:32:02 AM  
yeah, give the guy some credit. he probably went as the klan last year and was trying to tone down his act
 
2004-12-14 10:32:12 AM  
but since you have AT LEAST 2 black friends

Is that the the legal limit to comment on racial matters or did they up it?

;)
 
2004-12-14 10:32:22 AM  
"Dumb move, but when somebody makes a movie like "White Chicks", that's all fine and dandy?"

No, it's unfunny and crass. But how many years' jail time have the Wayans brothers handed down in their long and glittering careers?

(NB: watching any of their movies all the way through does not count)
 
2004-12-14 10:32:24 AM  
"Those who write off Judge Ellender's lapse in judgment as a harmless prank ..... do not understand how deeply such an act resonates throughout the African-American community."

I'm an African-American, and I'm not offended at all.

/ actually, kinda amused....
 
2004-12-14 10:32:32 AM  
Newbaca
Actually, it was Judge ROY Moore, but yeah, you're right.
 
2004-12-14 10:32:35 AM  
It was in bad taste and was offensive to some people but 6 months suspension from his job seems a bit excessive.

I say this only because I cannot see how anyone was injured by his actions; offended yes, but it does not seem criminal or malicious.

There are some forums at the CBS affiliate in New Orleans @ www.wwltv.com where some folks are really bent out of shape about this. They are complaining about a lack of White Entertainment Television and other Whites only organizations.

/yikes
 
2004-12-14 10:32:45 AM  
I think that decision is B.S. Was his costume in bad taste? Absolutely. Would/did it offend people? I'm sure it did.
But using a costume and the questionable intent behind the donning of said costume is a rather iffy test of someone's moral character. Next thing you know, judge's won't be allowed to laugh at jokes.
If they think the guy is a racist bigot and that it is effecting his decisions as a judge, then they should examine the cases he's resided on and make some sort of serious determination, not this knee-jerk p.c. b.s.
 
2004-12-14 10:32:55 AM  
I hereby declare that France can have Lousiana back. We don't particularly want them as part of The South. Texas, you're still cool, though. Florida, stop bugging us. The answer is no.
 
2004-12-14 10:33:26 AM  
Judge should have gone to the party w/ a noose around his neck

/What did you come as?
Judge: branch manager!


//Fark PC
 
2004-12-14 10:33:46 AM  
I think all the work it takes to pass the Bar exam makes them insane...
 
2004-12-14 10:33:49 AM  
NuttierThanEver --
"Omega his rights are being respected, no told him he couldn't be an asshat, he has every right to be an asshat. But it's also the publics right to tell him if he's being an asshat he doesn't get to be a judge for us."


Yes, yes, quite right, he should be thrown in jail then burned at the stake while we're at it.

It's nice to see that bad taste is a punishable offense. I had no idea. Think I'll fire the guy who's driving the Aztec today.
 
2004-12-14 10:34:06 AM  
Louisiana? Not even surprising.

I find this amusing coming from someone in North Carolina.
 
2004-12-14 10:35:23 AM  
TheAnvil: I wanna see some black guys dress up in whiteface, straight hair, LL Bean clothes.


/the Gumbel brothers
 
2004-12-14 10:36:12 AM  
Meet your new Supreme Court Justice!
 
2004-12-14 10:36:12 AM  
Reading the thread, I'm a little disturbed by MisterMan...Are you unsure of how many of your friends are black? Do the different gradients of color throw you off? Uncertain if that neighbor you say hello to on your way to work is a light African-American or just a dark Puerto Rican?

/ end rant
 
2004-12-14 10:36:40 AM  
MisterMan

/but it's pretty farkin' funny.
//not a racist
///has at least 2 black friends


[image from blackpeopleloveus.com too old to be available]

First thing I thought of
 
2004-12-14 10:37:38 AM  
He should know that you use hateful sterotypes against white Christians now. What was he thinking?
 
2004-12-14 10:38:15 AM  
Remember that episode of "Gimme A Break" where the little kid dressed in blackface because he thought Nell Carter would like it and he was all sad and surprised when she didn't and they had to explain to him why it was offensive?

Me neither.
 
2004-12-14 10:38:47 AM  
Think I'll fire the guy who's driving the Aztec today.


Please do.

And this story is nothing more than PC gone awry.
 
2004-12-14 10:38:57 AM  
I'm from houma, and this happened LAST YEAR, this isn't news
 
2004-12-14 10:39:10 AM  
moops

I'm sure this cracker will get nominated by President Bush for a federal judgeship down south now...

Isn't "cracker" as offensive and racist a word as "attractive and successful African-American"?

/Just asking
 
2004-12-14 10:39:31 AM  
Here is the reason the suspension is justified:

"During the height of the controversy, Ellender testified that he wore the costume to complement the police uniform his wife wore. He was her prisoner, he said."

Wrong on so many levels...
 
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