Jeneane Garofalo: ‘We are not a post-racial society’

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:03 EDT
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Jeneane Garofalo on Joy Behar
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In a discussion with Joy Behar and blogger Craig Crawford on Tuesday night, comedian Jeneane Garofalo let fly with some unvarnished criticism of the current state of race relations in this country. Behar is currently doing “One Week Only (Until the Fall),” a week of programming ahead of the debut of her Current TV talk show in September.

The discussion revolved around conservatives’ incivility to President Obama, including Friday’s heckling by Daily Caller writer Neil Munro in the White House Rose Garden. Garofalo echoed what many have said about the incident, that the president’s race is a factor in shows of disrespect by those on the right.

“I don’t understand why so many people are reticent to discuss race in this country,” she said, “We are not a post-racial society. We are not post-misogyny, either.”

Watch the clip, embedded via Current TV, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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