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George Allen is said to be running in 2012 for the Senate seat he once held and lost to Jim Webb; you may remember he was the favorite of the religious right to be the presidential pick until he famously uttered the "macaca" slur back in 2006.
Well, he's at it again with his racist stereotypes. It's evident how he views the world and the people that live in it.
NBC 4’s reporter-anchor Craig Melvin is a tall African-American. Which apparently led to this exchange with former Sen. George Allen, according to Melvin’s Twitter account Tuesday night:
“For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen asks me,”what position did you play?” I did not a play a sport.”
How embarrassing. The fact that it happened a second time is what's illuminating. Let's say he actually forgot that he talked to NBC 4’s reporter-anchor Craig Melvin before, when he previously asked him not if he played sports in college, but what position 'did' he play. But to do it a second time to the same guy shows a pattern, ladies and gentlemen of the jury.
Allen's apology is not exactly persuasive: It might be natural and unrevealing to ask someone if they played sports -- but to assume that a person played football specifically is just weird and stupid -- unless your framework is that of your classic racial stereotype.