08 April 2008

G105 FM in Raleigh ...

for ill-informed remarks spewed on-air last tuesday, april 1 ... check out these april fools who weren't playing no joke ... more like playing with anti-indianness ... if interested in the sickening audio, email us at brady_braves_bureau@yahoo.com ... for a very brief and general apology, read the two-sentence "we're sorry" bit here ...

here's excerpts of the Lumbee Tribal Chairman's press release (available in its entirety at this site):

"The Tribal Chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina issues a call to Lumbee tribal members through out the country to call and demand the termination of Bob Dumas, Mike Morse, and Kentucky Kristin, with G105 radio station in Raleigh. The call comes after derogatory comments were made on the radio station with the “Bob and Showgram” program on Tuesday, April 1, 2008.

“This is unbelievable. To have a radio station that can continue to broadcast such garbage, and in the state capitol; Raleigh” states Tribal Chairman, Jimmy Goins. “I expect more out of the citizens of Raleigh and would expect this type of ignorance to be dealt with by our state leaders.”The controversial statements such as, “Indians are lazy…,” “Lumbees are in-bred…,” and references to Pocahontas as “Poca-Ho-tas” and Sacajawea as “Sacacooter” are slanderous and insulting to all American Indians, as well as the descendants and families of these two great historic American Indian women. The dialogue referring to a “teepee warming party” demonstrates that these individuals have no knowledge of Lumbee culture or that of other American Indian tribes and cultures in North Carolina. “If G105 will not terminate Dumas, then I will call on Lumbee tribal members to go further with the protest and boycott their advertisers” state Chairman Goins. “We’ll go after their pocket books; they issued a statement that says they do not condone inappropriate behavior, language or insensitive remarks- well that’s a lie-unless they fire them today-because this is a pattern, and if you don’t deal with a pattern-well then you do condone the remarks.” [...]

The show defensively asked the Tribal Chairman and the executive director of the NC Commission of Indian Affairs to appear on the “Showgram” to educate them on American Indians. [...] “Don’t call me now, just so you can now make it look like you’re concerned or sensitive.”The Tribal Chairman is also asking for tribal members to visit the tribal website: www.lumbeetribe.com and download a letter and sign it to send to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't you feel like there are much larger problems in this world than getting so wrapped up in comments that were not meant to cause any harm. If you listened to the show daily you would know that they make comments about all races and backgrounds, including their own. This show is intended to provide comic relief and allow people to have stress free fun on their way into a stress filled day at work or the daily duties each person has to deal with. This world is filled with so much negative and by causing what was not meant as any harm you have added to the negative undertones we deal with on a daily basis. Let grow thicker skin and not always look to prove there are hidden agendas out there to cause us pain!

Jamie said...

I'm interested to hear that a person's "stress free fun" has to depend on racism. I hardly think that these remarks would contribute to a "stress free" commute for American Indian listeners. If there are "much larger problems" than media literacy and demanding racism-free radio, then there must also be larger problems than bloggers who keep those of us who fight racism updated on events like this.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately not everyone is born with humor. Jamie obviously has none. This is political correctness on steroids. Sorry or is that being racist against Barry Bonds alleged use of steroids. Its called being funny and if you listened to the show instead of snippets from it, you would know they make fun of themselves and their own race as well. There was no hate toward the lumbee's. However, I can not say the same from Jimmy Goins. He sounds much more hateful than Bob Dumas ever has.