Macacca, Nigger! When will George Allen go? Va needs to lose this guy!

Salon.com- Two former UVA football players, who were teamamtes of George Allen have stated , without reserve, that  George frequently and with derision called African-Americans “niggers”. One teammate, Dr. Ken Shelton a radiologist in Hendersonville, N.C. spoke publicaly and stood by his comments in an interview yesterday with The Times-Dispatch. His words: “He did use the n-word. He used it often. It was I am sure, intended in a very derogatory manner. George’s racial views were fairly obvious by  his actions too.”

Shelton played tight end for the UVA Cavaliers when Allen was quatrterback in the early 1970’s. Shelton 53 and a registered independent, cited a hunting trip where he said Allen stuffed the severed head of a deer in a mailbox in a neighborhood where blacks lived. Shelton went on to say that Allen gave him the nickname “Wizard” because Shelton shared the same surname as Robert Shelton, the imperial wizard of the UnitedKlans of America in the 1960’s.

Doug Jones, who roomed with Shelton and played on the team wiyh Allen during the 1972-1973 seasons, said ” I never heard George Allen use any racially disparaging word nor did I ever witness or hear about him acting in a racially insensitive manner.

The New York Times last night quoted another former UVA student as saying he heard Allen use the racial epithet to describe blacks in the early 1980’s. Christopher Taylor, then a graduate student in anthropology, said the term came up  in a conversation about turtles in a pond near Allen’s property. Allen, Taylor said, told him that “around here” the only people who “eat ’em” were blacks, whom he described with the notorious epithet. Taylor said he was visiting Allen to pick up an Australian shepherd puppy.

Allegations of racial insensitivity have plagued Allen’s career. As a state legislator, he voted against a holiday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader. As governor he issued a proclamation recognizing Confederate History and Heritage Month, which generated controversy because it did not mention blacks or the sacrifices of those who fought against slavery and the union of the country.

It is also known that Allen’s senior high school yearbook displays his class picture wearing a confederate flag on his jacket lapel…a stunt he blows off as a joke. Who’s laughing? Further, it is common knowledge that he displayed a confederate flag across the rear window of his pickup in the early 80’s.

On balance… shaky at best, because no doubt it is politically motivated and not reflective of his true social and political consciousness:

As a senator he sponsored legislation to help historically black colleges upgrade technology and a senate apology for its failure to ban lynching in the early 20th century. What?

So, all of this on the top of the recent macacca event!!!! Lets lose this loser!!!

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