A Nebraska state lawmaker recently raised eyebrows while filibustering a bill.
Chambers, an African-American veteran lawmaker in the state, adamantly refused to apologize for comments made during a deliberation on marriage licenses. Chambers was also addressing an education board member who made headlines by calling President Obama a “half breed.”
“The state’s two largest newspapers, the governor, Nebraska’s U.S. senators, congressmen, the NAACP, state teachers union, Omaha City Council, Omaha School Board and state education board itself have called on McPherson to resign over the blog. He has refused, saying he didn’t write or vet the blog posts and isn’t racist,” the Watchdog reports.
As Blacklikemoi previously reported, Pat McPherson’s blog included repeated references to President Barack Obama as a “half breed.” McPherson, however, said he didn’t write the posts and expressed his disapproval before deleting them.
During a filibuster, Chambers discussed how his ancestors were exploited by the so-called ‘founding fathers.’
“Oh yes, I have a great store of bitterness in me,” he said. “Why do you think I’m not black? Because some white person or persons jumped a fence and polluted the bloοd that is in my veins to this day.”
Chambers then lays into white people, remembering how they promised to give black people freedom if they served in the military. They “don’t keep their word,” Chambers said.
After Sen. Dave Bloomfield, R-Hoskins, complained about Chambers’ racial commentary, Chambers only increased his criticism of white people.
“I make hats, and if one fits and you put it on your head, that’s on you,” Chambers said.
“When you’re black, it doesn’t change,” he added. “If I walked around here humble, afraid to look a white man in his face, they would chew me up and spit me out.”