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Monday, January 11, 2010

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich: "I'm blacker than Barack Obama!" 

From Avatar to Sen. Harry Reid, race never stops being the source of heated discussion and controversy in the US. To wit, Gov. Rod Blagojevich's outrageous proclamation that's making this week a twofer for crazy racially-based statements in 'post-racial,' Obama-era America.

Read the original Esquire magazine interview where Blagojevich claimed, "I'm blacker than Barack Obama" HERE.

Of course you knew this was coming next:

USA Today: Blagojevich backpedals for saying he's 'blacker than Obama.'

Read more via HERE.

The Root: Blagojevich means "Blacker Than Obama" in Serbian.

I'm not gonna front, I remember a white dude in college who had just founded what went on to become a, ahem... prominent entertainment magazine focused around black culture who thought he was blacker than some of the black students on campus 'cos he had met and hung out with a few rappers at the time. *Smh...*

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