As America continues to look inward and address the possibility that systemic racism still exists within our nation, some folks just don’t seem to understand the gravity of the situation.
The times are changing, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, and some of the older crowd out there in America have not taken too kindly to the transformation.
Roger Stone, for example.
On Saturday night, Stone was grilled by radio host Morris W. O’Kelly on “the Mr. Mo’Kelly Show” on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. The phone interview was broadcast and streamed.
Stone claimed his conviction last year was the result of bias against himself and the president.
“It was a jury of my political opponents,” Stone said.
Then came the trouble.
“There are thousands of people treated unfairly daily,” O’Kelly said. “Hell, your number just happened to come up in the lottery. I’m guessing it was more than just luck, Roger, right?”
Stone was silent, then it sounded like he was either away from the phone or covering it up when he said, “I don’t really feel like arguing with this negro.”
“I’m sorry, what was that?” O’Kelly responded. “Roger? I’m sorry, what did you say?”
Stone would go on to deny using the slur, repeatedly, which is a difficult position to take given that the audio is widely available online.