George Allen To Tall Black Reporter: “What Position Did You Play?” (Answer: None)
Former Virginia Senator George Allen, whose Senate campaign was derailed by a “macaca” moment, is seeking the Senate again in 2012, and again has signaled his stereotyping (via Think Progress).
NBC 4’s reporter-anchor Craig Melvin is a tall African-American. Which apparently led to this exchange with former Sen. George Allen, according to Melvin’s Twitter account Tuesday night:
“For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen asks me, ‘what position did you play?’ I did not a play a sport.”
Allen Tweeted an apology:
“@georgeallenva: sorry if I offended, ask people a lot if they played sports Grew up in fball family found sports banter good way to connect”Click here for reuse options!
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