IS THIS THE FACE OF A RACIST – SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE WHITE!
I spent a day responding to some emails from viewers and blog readers out there. People who have taken on the age old tactic of blame the messenger. Those individuals are now accusing me of being a racist because I reported about alleged racism in the Houston Fire Department. They did not want to deal with the issues at HFD but rather attack me. It’s part of the game to muddy the issue and take the attention away from the problem or the alleged problem. But in classic Insite style I was very cordial to them and have yet to hear any responses back. Here’s portions of some of the emails I received. By the way, some of my best frients are White:
Don’t see how you do reports on racism when you yourself are one.
I find it WAY too suspicious that you not only knew about the hfd locker and picture incident but had time to blog about it and post a picture, all with in one hour of it happening today on your personal blog. Whats your beef with HFD?
IS THIS VERIFICATION THERE IS A SERIOUS RACISM PROBLEM AT HFD?
Fox 26 news and The Insite have learned the Houston Fire Department is investigating yet another noose like incident. This comes on the heels of other racist allegations plaguing the department. The latest noose incident happened at station 78 last week. According to our sources a firefighter was seen walking around the station with what some described as a noose like object or rope. We’re told that firefighter was told by his captain at the station to get out of his office with the rope. Executive Assistant Fire Chief Rick Flanagan confirms there is a probe into the incident underway. Flanagan says this case has also been turned over to the Office of Inspector General. This incident allegedly happened just a day before two female firfighters found racist and sexist grafitti at station 54. Flanagan says he’s refering all questions on this latest incident to assistant chief Adrian Trevino. We will keep you upodated.
SAY HELLO TO FOX 26 NEWS ANCHOR DAMALI KEITH!
Why is she dressed like this? Here’s her explanation in her own words:
I spent Saturday night with the men of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. I was the mistress of ceremonies at a Scholarship fundraising event. We all played dress up in July. The attire was “Harlem Renaissance Style”. How fun!