Rangel’s ‘white cracker’ acceptable, but Eagles player needs counseling for his slur

Riley Cooper

The racial double standard is alive and well in the Northeast these days.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been fined, “excused” from all team activities and will undergo “counseling” for his use of the n-word caught on videotape at a Kenny Chesney concert in June.

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Photo Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer

But Charlie Rangel, the 43-year sitting U.S. Congressman from New York, just called tea party members “white crackers” in an interview with The Daily Beast, and what repercussions? None. Apology? Ha. Don’t hold your breath.

The video of a reportedly drunk Cooper uttering the n-word at the concert recently surfaced and heads are spinning around – along with calls for his head – including from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter who’s city has seen 145 murders since January and dog-killer, convicted felon Michael Vick’s brother Marcus who tweeted, then deleted, his call for a “1K bounty on Cooper’s head,” Twitchy reported.

“As the Mayor of this City and an African-American man, I find the remarks made by Riley Cooper repugnant, insensitive and ignorant, and all of us, regardless of race or nationality, should be offended by these comments,” Nutter told ESPN.

On Friday, the Eagles issued the following statement: 

As we have said, Riley Cooper will be seeking counseling and we have excused him from all team activities. This is all new territory and we are going to evaluate this timetable every step of the way. He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him understand how his words have hurt so many, including his teammates.

And Cooper, who already verbally apologized and tweeted apology after apology, issued his own pathetic-sounding statement:

The last few days have been incredibly difficult for me. My actions were inexcusable. The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get. I keep trying to figure out how I could have said something so repulsive, and what I can do to make things better.

Right now, I think it’s important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation. The organization and my teammates have been extremely supportive, but I also realize that there are people who will have a tough time forgiving me for what I’ve done. The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period of time.

During this time I’m going to be speaking with a variety of professionals to help me better understand how I could have done something that was so offensive, and how I can start the healing process for everyone. As long as it takes, and whatever I have to do, I’m going to try to make this right.

Radio host Larry Elder lit up Twitter with a series of breath-of-fresh-air tweets slamming the sheer hypocrisy of Cooper’s punishment.

Via Twitchy:

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR
About Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR

  • Ozzy Osgood

    If I were Cooper I would have just flat told the mayor to go F*** himself and his N***** friends and tell them to shove it up their A**es and you can fill in the blanks, you judgmental liberal hypocritical motherf***ers!!!

    • seazen

      There. That is how we show our real character and power. Just like we did when we were 6 years old in the playground.

  • THEyardpilot

    A letter off to the Eagles about their stupidity.

  • momoseven

    …so, this is now the WORST thing one can do—REALLY?!

  • Harry

    What has this world come to, when we let what people say cause so much drama. Have we become everything that try to teach our children not be. We need to grow up and not pay so much attention to what people say and pay more attention to what they do.

  • ranchdancer

    Most of us are so sick of this BS.. grow some balls black communities and start teaching >>>sticks and stones will break my bones NAMES WILL NEVER HURT ME.

    • Douglas Oscar Garner

      that’s the problem.If you don’t arm your self ,They might beat you to death.

      Racial profiling saves lives, Now while I’m delivering pizza’s If a so called KID is walking towards me with a cup, possibility filled with some kid of liquid.I’m pulling my gun, before he get’s near me.
      Congratulations NAACP you’ve done wonders for your community.

  • Douglas Oscar Garner

    You ought to fiuger Obama probley paid him to say that to keep the hate and discrimination going.But then again maybe not,he cant be very smart.It’s animals like that that keep him in office.

  • picomanning

    Rangel wants to make a racial slur against whites by calling us ‘crackers’ a very objectional term. Maybe he just wants us to get over ourselves. Hmmm. OK that’s not a bad idea. So he’s a nigga and I’m a cracker ass white man. But what’s his point? How does this improve things between us? But if this is the way he wants it. A race war. Then keep pushing Rangel, I’m sure the Progressive media will let you have your war.

  • JOEL714

    BUNCH OF CANDY ASSED PANSIES AFRAID A WORD WILL HURT THEM.

  • car333

    If they can call us crackers, and that is ok, we need to start calling them burnt crackers.Or if they call us Honkies we need to call them Nonkies. That wouldn’t work, it starts with a “N”. Well lets try Monkies. I don’t think that would work either. Sounds too much like Monkeys. Somebody help me out with this.

    • isis5551

      They are black racial arsonist! Need their mouths washed out with soap and sent packing back to a-f-r-i-c-a!!!!!! Who are the stupid’s that keep re-electing this jerk for 20 years? They too, are the problem.

    • maxparrish

      I like your sense of humor here!

      Well, the people who are so undecided that they get their opinions formed by high paid soundbites might think for themselves seeing this kind of hypocrisy. Paula Deen wiped out for something 20 years ago or a drunken slur. But this is hunky dory? Of course! Liberals have no problem calling conservatives names. No problem calling the women c–t, tw-ts, sl-ts, needs a good f—g and everything else, yet has a heart attack with Limbaugh calling one of their darlings a sl-t.

      And racism is owned by the liberals. The ‘Four Musketeers’ of Obama, Holder, Sharpton and Jackson, have been responsible for allowing this country to go backwards. How’s that for a legacy!

      Political Correctness?

      ‘A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.’
      ~Chet Beates

      I guess liberals just think Rangel is a turd!

      I’m with you car333, I don’t care what they call me!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eymqa5hF7Xg&list=FLiCq76pmd2vCAdVSt9KmYjw&feature=player_detailpage

  • Doug

    It’s been a bad off-season for ex-Gators.