Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid referred to Obama during the 2008 campaign as:

a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’

(Source CBS, January 9, 2010 - Reid Apologizes for “Negro Dialect” Remark)

Reid apologized with these words:

“I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African Americans for my improper comments. …”

Update: CNN, January 10, 2010: GOP chair: Reid should step down following race remark

Are Bajan Politicians Racist?

In 2006 BFP took two Barbados Ministers to task with: Barbados Government Racial Slurs: Negrocrats and Caucasians

Here is what I wrote back in 2008 - Richard Goddard - The Chicken Farmer who is not Chicken

Don’t believe me? Here is the video clip with the former Environment Minister, Liz Thompson, a.k.a. the Honourable Elizabeth Thompson, spitting out the words “Caucasian male” as if she were saying “Devil incarnate”!

The big difference between Elizabeth Thompson and Harry Reid, is that Thompson never publicly apologized. Reid will be held accountable for his actions and so should the “Honourable” Liz Thompson.