Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Must not say "woo, woo, woo"

"woo, woo, woo" being an approximation of a native American war-cry

When Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez spoke to a group at the Democratic convention in Anaheim about a previous meeting she made this comment and gesture that is raising some questions.

The candidate was explaining how she recently received an invitation from someone with the Indian American caucus.

"I'm going to his office, thinking I'm going to meet with ... " Sanchez said on video just before clapping her hand in front of her mouth and making a whooping cry sound.

She appeared to be making a joke about the difference between Indian-Americans and Native Americans.

The man who filmed Sanchez said several people in the room described the comments as insensitive and undemocratic.  "I was shocked and appalled that she'd make the disparaging comments about Native Americans that way," said Uduak-Joe Ntuke of Long Beach.

Sanchez's opponent, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, said she was also shocked. "You know, I don't know what to say to that," Harris said. "That's shocking."


I think she was just trying to make clear which sort of Indian she was referring to


Anonymous said...

The professionally offended on the part of others are always watching for any phony offense.

Bird of Paradise said...

Dose that also mean the Tree Stooges Curly alwayS said WOO WOO WOO

Anonymous said...

She's a Democrat so she gets a free pass.

Alpha Skua said...

The demacratic donkey the worlds stupidists creature

Anonymous said...

If she was a Republican every Democrat in the US would eviscerate her. Innocent action or not, she shouldn't get a pass.