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Statehouse Live: NAACP to meet with Otto over video controversy

December 1, 2009, 2:25 p.m. Updated December 1, 2009, 2:25 p.m.

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— Members of the NAACP say they will meet with state Rep. Bill Otto, R-LeRoy, whose You Tube video has been criticized by some as racist.

In a press release, the Topeka Branch of the NAACP said it will meet with Otto “to reach an amicable resolution to the derogatory comments he has made and videos he has posted on You Tube.”

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Topeka-Shawnee County Library, and is open to the public.

Otto caused controversy when he posted a video where he criticizes President Barack Obama. During Otto’s self-described “RedNeck Rap,” Otto is wearing a hat that says “OPOSSUM the other Dark Meat.”

The Topeka chapter of the NAACP and Kansas branch of the NAACP said Otto’s video was racist, tasteless and inflammatory.

Otto has said the reference to opossum was meant as a joke about his hillbilly heritage and was not aimed at the president.

Comments

yankeevet 5 years, 4 months ago

Why doesn.t the naacp investigate the african who shot 4 white cops.................

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

wow, yank, i was wondering the same thing....

anyway, this is stupid.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

you're right as well, dark. all those lynchings, the burnings in effigy, the harrassment to make people move their homes and businesses, the preventing of children from attending certain schools... the NAACP did all of that and more. they are a terrorist organization.

anyway, the NAACP isn't my favorite organization, never has been and never will be, and this is one of the reasons why... they spend all of their time protesting this and that-- but it really seems like they just want face time on newspapers and magazines. i don't think they've been relevant for a long time now. a terrorist organization? naaw. its usually closet racists who makes those statements (same folks who say "why is it okay for there to be a BLACK entertainment television and not one for white people?").

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

really? there are alot of white folks who are members of the NAACP. other than maybe one or two very misguided, self-loathing biracial people who were fair skinned enough to "pass" and wanted to prove their whiteness by being a part of the KKK, can you say the same thing for that club? i am multiracial. can i just go to a KKK shindig and say "hey-- where do i sign up?" i am assuming that you are white and i am here to tell you that YOU are, in fact, able to become a member of the NAACP. no lie. i know several white people who are.

oh, and btw, i know you're dying to ask, viacom owns B.E.T. so if you want to know why there is a "black entertainment television", go ask the white people on the board of directors w/ that company. :D

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

^^^ oh, and btw, if i were able to join the KKK because i am so fair skinned i can pass, i betcha they'd throw me out on my ear (amongst other things) once they found out who my relatives are.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

hmmm..... nope. not really. i think they are spending their membership dues on an organization that pretty much is passe, but self hating? no. plus, like i said, people of color (also jews, catholics and gays) cannot even join the KKK. do you kinda see my point?....

MyName 5 years, 4 months ago

Great job NAACP, now the guy's reelection is assured (assuming that election day doesn't conflict with a NASCAR race, a big WWF match, or a monster truck rally).

Oh well, not my rep, and I'm not in the NAACP, so meh.

kmat 5 years, 4 months ago

The racism still present in America (as seen in the posts by certain people here) is amazing.

When the NAACP starts lynching white people, then you can put them in same class as the KKK.

My white parents were "nicely" forced out of Springfield in the 70's when neighbors who we found out were in the KKK decided to have a discussion with my parents about their black friends. Once these discussions turned to threats, we had to leave. I take bullsh*t comments about the KKK like those thrown around here very seriously. I doubt you - darkghost - have ever had any dealing with the KKK, unless you are a closeted member (which wouldn't surprise me based on your posts).

MyName 5 years, 4 months ago

Well if you're "sure" than I guess that makes whatever other rhetoric you give us all okay. But, just to help the rest of the class out here, why don't you name a few?

I know it must be hard with this vast media conspiracy protecting them, but surely someone with your mad interwebs skillz should be able to give us some examples of reverse racism. I mean, all these poor black families live in such desirable locations that they have to keep those uppity white people from wanting to move into Watts, or Harlem, or East Detroit.

Stephen Roberts 5 years, 4 months ago

I am confused about racism. I was waiting while son was getting his haircut. A white woman, with two black kids were talking to another black lady about a church they attend. They described it as a black church and only two of us stand out. The black lady said she needs to attend a black church.

Isn't this racist? If I said I needed to attend an all white church, would someone who is black, Asian or Hispanic complain that attended an all white church as racist?

Echoes 5 years, 4 months ago

Otto is my rep and I absolutely loath the man. He is an embarrassment to many in this district. I would not vote for him and actively try to convince others that he should not be re-elected.

@Myname: Please don’t think we have a monopoly on NASCAR watchin’, monster truck lovin’, raslin’ fans in this neck of the woods so drop the pretense that you don’t enjoy those same forms of fine sports entertainment as much as us rustics down here in southeast Kansas.

Otto will bask in the attention he gets from any publicity and not even notice that he is a buffoon. Hopefully we can field a worthy opponent and elect a new representative next year. If only we could all get past the R or D after a candidate’s name and elect the best person for the job.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

wow, dark, you REALLY lost me w/ that post about low level card carrying members of the NAACP who have probably killed white people... seriously, dude... what the f**k?...

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

so are you a member of the KKK? now i'm actually starting to wonder.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

and have you ever watched birth of a nation? dude, the KKK were glorified for cleaning up the post civil war south. to try and portray the KKK as anything other than hate mongering seperatists is confoundingly preposterous to say the very least. the NAACP has never been about separating from white people, they have never been about hate, they have never been about using physical force or inflicting harm just to get white people to adhere to what they believe in. you have some deep seated issues, dark. and what's scary is that you are the type of person who works, lives, shops, exists next to people of color probably on a daily basis and your hate most likely is disguised well enough for you to go unnoticed. pretty effing disturbing.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

i couldn't care less what your ancestors did. your parents apparently dropped the ball if they brought you up to believe that people of color are against you... i mean, isn't that what all of this "the NAACP is the black equivalent to the KKK" garbage is really about?

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

you are only 28 years old and you alot to learn about life that observing govt policies, reading newspapers, going on websites like storm front and joining seperatist organizations will never be able to teach you.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

and by grouping people of color together and attaching policies as the caption, you effectively dehumanize; you have disdain for the collective, you therefore no longer have to look at people on an individual basis. white folks are a big sea of individuals but people of color are one grouping.

like i said, you are 28. you have alot to learn and most likely life will find creative ways of teaching you.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

so you're that pro-government?... you want to adopt that mindset?

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

... or is it just easier for you to dislike folks if you don't see the individual faces and just one big, menacing avatar?

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

riiiight. like i said, you have much to learn. for your sake, hopefully its not all the hard way.

keep being a-scared of that big scary black/brown boogeyman. if that's what helps you get through the night. i guess everyone needs SOMETHING to believe in.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

i'm esoteric? cool. i never knew i was that deep. :D

ilovetocook 5 years, 4 months ago

yankeevet,

Were you as equally outraged about the white man who killed 3 Pittsburgh, PA police officers after listening to Glenn Beck's fearmongering as you are about the black man killing 4 Seattle police officers? One of those officers killed in Pittsburgh was black, does it make it a racial crime? In both instances, it was an unstable gunman who shot and killed police officers. You're the first one to say why does everything have to be about race, but you immediately made the Seattle police shootings about race.

georgeofwesternkansas 5 years, 4 months ago

Why is there not a story in LJW about the climategate email scandel??

ilovetocook 5 years, 4 months ago

okay, keebler, I'll bite. Cite some of the racists comments made by President and Michelle Obama.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

"kansas: as bigoted as you think."

after reading some of these comments, i'm inclined to agree w/ the bumperstickers.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

looks like our bigoted "friend", the dark hued spectre, was deleted.

good riddance.

man i love these LJW moderators! :) thumbs up

kmat 5 years, 4 months ago

^^^^^^^ Totally agree Mel. Glad to see he's gone.

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