Why, indeed? Media outlets pushed out the Associated Press report and all focused on “mixed-race” in their headlines.

Disgusted Twitter users call them out.

https://twitter.com/BecketAdams/status/298845840401895424

Post-racial? Forward!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Essie Mae Washington-Williams. A person. Whose life should not be qualified with “mixed-race” upon her passing.

Shame on you, AP.

  • Love of Country

    POST-RACIAL????? LMFAO!!! That’s a good one, lol …. a real humdinger! The Left needs racism like they need oxygen ….. end of story!

  • DaTechGuy on DaRadio

    If the president lives to be the same age as Ms. Washington with the NYT report in 2050 that Barack Obama the first mixed race president has died?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I think it should be part of every news story now concerning him. I had perviously referred to him as our (half) black President. From now on he’s our mixed-race President.

      • CatHerder

        Might as well.

      • Calcat36

        Sheet. I always called him half-white. So he is a half-typical-white person…

  • goldwater89

    I don’t see anything wrong with the headline. It was just ironic that a strict segregationist who was against the Civil Rights Acts would have a child with a black woman.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It was ironic years ago when first discovered. Thurmond is long dead, The woman and her family deserves more respect.

      • michael s

        Some of us knew this decades ago because we do research . Irony isn’t the correct word to use.

        • Calcat36

          Yes, michael, some of us actually read a history book or two so we can reject the revisionist liberal attempts to change the past.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          You don’t find the fact that a man fathered a child with a black woman while holding arcane, racist viewpoints ironic?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Why ironic? He just slept with a black girl, he didn’t want to sit in the same restaurant with her.

      • michael s

        Youre incorrect

      • Calcat36

        How do you know that Ice? Can you name all of the women John Kennedy slept with? The fact is that he took very good care of her.

    • michael s

      He was a 22 yr old racist who violated a 16 yr old girl. What he did was common for white men. No irony.

      • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

        And a Democrat, don’t forget that.

        • michael s

          Now you give him back to the Democrats, fine with me. Yet you don’t give the NRA back to the Democrats.

          • Calcat36

            There is no giving back, whatever that means. Robert KKK Byrd never left the plantation, and you all love that racist for life. The democrats also have their beloved KKK for life. Be happy with that.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            The NRA was created, in part, to help assure that blacks had the right of self protection during the grim era of Jim Crow in the South.

          • bonnieblue2A

            To be accurate, the NRA was created to train rifle marksmanship skills. The NRA’s role in overturning Jim Crowe laws which infringed upon the 2nd Amendment’s RKBA came much later.

          • http://www.facebook.com/noah.lee3 Noah Lee

            ah, so when NRA is democrat it’s good. Bad when associated with republicans.

          • michael s

            No. I stated on an earlier post if you want to equate negative things and people with the Democratic party, its cool with me. I don’t object. Then include the NRA with the negatives.

      • $36544368

        LOL…your comment about a racist’s behavior is also racist…’common for white men’? Should I be politically incorrect and ask what your race is? Like any other man that wasn’t white hasn’t pulled the same thing…just not in the public eye.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        She would disagree with your take on the events that preceded her birth. This might be an interesting read for you, should you care more about facts than revisionist history. http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Senator-Memoir-Daughter-Thurmond/dp/B001PO68XS/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360121154&sr=1-1&keywords=essie+mae+washington-williams

    • Calcat36

      Yeah, right. It is also ironic that a good old christian boy like John Edwards would screw his hired help, have a child outside of his marriage while his wife was dying of cancer, and the media covered it up.

      Mixed race relationships are important? Please explain Menendez and his 16 year old sex slaves and the code word “chocolate” AND the seemingly absent MSM coverage of this story.

      When the pervert can no longer hide his rape of children, will the media call him a white Hispanic as they called Zimmerman?

      Please do not forget goldwater, that Thurmond was a TYPICAL SEGREGATIONIST DEMOCRAT when he held those beliefs. He, unlike Robert KKK Byrd repented and became a republican. BOTH of them were against the Civil Rights Act as DEMOCRATS. In 1964 Thurmond became a republican. KKK Byrd was buried in his KKK hood.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      no it was quite common for racist white men to impregnate black women, it is a form of domination, a putting the woman in her percieved place. kind of like what a rapist does except the rapist does it without the consent of the woman.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        of course the child of such a union was usually not acknowleged by the father, they often did get slightly better treatment.

      • michael s

        At least you see that was common for Essie’s dad and his kind. Most importantly her dad was an adult who violated a child.

  • Steve_J

    Have to remember this is coming from the network that thought it was a good idea to hire Katie Couric.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Ah, now I know why I heard he leftards whispering about it earlier.

  • michael s

    It matters because she shows what a Republican racist hypocrite he was. Don’t be upset on her being called mixed race. Be upset on how this conservative icon, brought her into the world. How she was treated. What a vile racist her dad was. I could go on and on and on.

    • aliwilcox

      Dude, he was a democrat for 49 years before he switched parties in 2003. It was during his democrat years that he argued against civil rights and became Essie’s father. He was a hypocrite long before he switched over to the republican party. You just have no argument by calling him a Republican racist. But bless your heart for trying.

      • michael s

        Dude he was a Republican for 49 yrs 1964-2003. Another one trying to give him back to the Democrats, no problem. Give the NRA back to the Democrats since founder Ambrose Burnside was one.

        • aliwilcox

          Don’t you read? I wasn’t giving him back (although I could). You are the one who made it a point to call him a Republican racist hypocrite. My point is a racist hypocrite can be from both parties. In either case, they are repugnant. Your problem is that the truth ruins your Borg-like narrative.

          • Calcat36

            Who owns Robert KKK Byrd? Someone PLEASE tell me! And why is that michael idiot all covetous of the NRA? Should we report him to attackwatch for being a bad liberal? And Strom became a Republican in 1964. He DIED in 2003. He was a racist democrat from 1946 to 1964.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          The NRA exists to promote and preserve the 2nd amendment, much like the ACLU (ostensibly) protects many of the other amendments. There is no “giving back”. They exist to preserve the freedoms they hold dear. Your point, honestly, makes no sense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      A) Why do you find her race germane?
      B) Are you ignoring the fact that Thurman spoke, at length, about his change of heart?
      C) Conservative hero? Really?
      D) Read her book, Michael. She harbored less resentment than you apparently do.
      E) Why would the casual reader be upset that she was born? That one is just a tad bizarre.
      F) Are you similarly angered by the past of Robert Byrd or Al Gore Sr?

  • aliwilcox

    I think AP used “mixed race” to draw attention to the irony that Strom Thurmond was a segregationist. However, it is too subtle to a general public who doesn’t even know who he was.

  • kateorjane

    Looks like we’re not going to be referring to Obama as the first African-American or black President. The new term will be Barack Obama – the first mixed race President.

    • Judy B

      And the first Communist president.

  • CatHerder

    Yes, by all means let’s disrespect the dead one more time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.clarksetters Linda Clark Setters

    What a bunch of butt wipes…it makes no difference what her race was…people already knew it, no shock there…ridiculous media

  • $7421226

    ..a much better headline: ”barack obama, the disgraced communist and mixed-race former president of the Unites States who was impeached, tried, and convicted for high crimes and Treason, was executed today by the Unites States Federal Government, at Ft Leavenworth.”

    • michael s

      Not happening. Eat something else besides sour grapes.

      • CatHerder

        Like the big feces sandwich being served up by Skeeter?

      • $36544368

        Not happening? Not happening….*yet*….Oh, Michael…you naive little boy. You actually think this president hasn’t done anything worth being impeached for? /smh

  • louisiana_mom

    So much for the post racial era… I thought we were suppose to be passed identifying people based on their skin color by now…

    • Calcat36

      WE are. They ain’t. Fo sho…

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    But it’s okay it was posted by liberals……………….

  • Maxx

    Well, what do you expect from people who went out of their way to describe George Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic.”

  • Calcat36

    Mixed race preezie drives US into insurmountable debt. China to call in marker. Mixed race preezie pulls pockets inside out….

  • Calcat36

    When you live by the mixed-race title, you die by the mixed race title.
    -Ron Paul Doctor Paul to you idiots.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    I noticed this story on HuffPo. I didn’t know that these liberals are really that monotonous. Sheesh.

  • Zefal

    If they referred to her as his African American daughter they feared people would assume he had adopted a black child and not that he fathered a child with a black woman. So it’s an unintended admission by them that calling someone African American when, in fact, they are of mixed ancestry is a lie.

    What tangle webs we weave….

    • Ken Alan Draper

      why bring race into it at all? why not refer to her as “Strom Thurmond’s” Daughter?that is the point we’re trying to make.

  • southernlights

    Quite probably the worst kept secret in the south. Everyone here in S.C. knew about Ms. Washington and no one cared except the media. RIP to an honorable lady whose father loved her very much.

  • Elena0412

    They never refer to Obama as “our mixed-raced president”…