Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Scuzzbucket of the Week

This week's entry is a Miss Danae Columbus.

A class act with an apparently limited vocabulary, she used a racist term when,.....irked by what she saw as faulty installation of lights in the council chambers, Danae Columbus, who is white, apparently complained the fixtures were "n***r-rigged," a once-common racialized variation of the expression "jury-rigged," meaning shoddily constructed.

Columbus, a fixture in New Orleans' political and public relations worlds who has worked for many black clients through the years, did not deny making the remark and apologized.
taken from this Times Pic article

Update December 14, 2006: A racial slur has cost a New Orleans City Council spokeswoman her job.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She should have known better.

That appropriate language is "African Engineering"