This was just brought to my attention. It is absolutely despicable. I am posting the story as I found it on the web and will type in some comments from the local paper afterwards in another color. AMERICAN INDIAN POINT OF VIEW ON RACISM: 40 YEARS AFTER MLK, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs chairman, Paul Brooks, issued the following statement today regarding the racially charged comments made on the April 1st airing of Raleighs G105 radio station Bob and the Showgram. The show is a production of Clear Channel Communications Corporation. We are outraged with a public presentation of racially degrading and inflammatory comments similar to those by the Don Imus Show that infuriated the American public. On the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther Kings assassination the world remembers and reviews advances made in American society by diverse ethnic groups to overcome racial disparities. Incidents such as these by media personalities on G105 evidence that the institution of racism is ever present, and demands redress and response by corporate America and government. As leaders of North Carolinas American Indian tribes, we will not tolerate the divisive and inflammatory statements made by radio talk show hosts Bob Dumas, Mike Morse, Kentucky Kristin, and intern Chelsea Prior, on Tuesday April 1, 2008. Bob and the Showgram have a history of controversial broadcast and have had subsequent disciplinary action, apparently to no avail. The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs will not tolerate this type of degradation towards American Indians, and demands the immediate termination of the radio talk show host, co-hosts, and the executive producer of this show. The Commission also calls for the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Clear Channel Communications Corporation and examine Clear Channels history, tolerance, and promotion of this type of inflammatory and reprehensible programming. The statements made by these media personalities are not part of an isolated incident, however, this show reflects derogatory and insultuous comments against American Indians, African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics. G105s Bob and the Showgrams remarks triggered an uproar by American Indians in North Carolina, due to its direct targeting of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, the largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River. 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 North Carolina American Indian tribes and cultures. Such statements are further indicative of these individuals insensitivity, gross ignorance, and blatant bigotry against American Indians across this great nation. The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs calls for all local, state, national, and tribal officials to condemn such programming on the public airwaves. This press release was issued by Paul Brooks, Chairman for the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs. Please distribute widely. Rebekah Revels Administrative Secretary NC Commission of Indian Affairs 100 Six Forks Road Suite 201 Raleigh NC 27609 919-789-5900 Indians are Lazy The 15 minute racially charged broadcast started after UNC Pembroke intern Chelsea Prior told G105 radio personalities on air that she was marrying a Lumbee. Bob Dumas, the host of the Raleigh radio morning talk show started calling Indians Lazy. This is the Gods honest truth, Dumas told listeners at one point. "You look at the statistics...Indians are Lazy." "You cant say that," said cohost Kentucky Kristen. "You cant make that judgment call." "I dont know any Indian electricians," cohost Mike Morse said. The racist comments continued while the personalities took turns taking jabs at Lumbees and Indian culture. They made references to former Miss North Carolina Rebekah Revels as the girl "who was naked." Morse went on to say that Lumbee women were hot and that he was "down with the brown." Dumas then asked Prior about the Lumbee struggle for recognition. "Do you know why the big struggle about Lumbees and are they really Indians or not? One thing is they are inbred so their bloodline wasnt pure." Dumas then said the tribe was black and American and European all mixed up. "We call it a swirl." he said. "Its crazy because I go to school down there in Pembroke. Its crazy because you'll see the really dark skinned ones" said Prior. "Then there are some with pale skin, blue eyes and blond hair" Kentucky Kristen then asked Prior about her fiance Deese appearance and Prior replied that he has the dark skin, eyes and hair. "Did you tell your parents, Hey, at least he isnt black?" Morse replied. "For the longest time I didnt think his mother liked me because I was white" said Prior. Dumas and Morse then started calling Prior derogatory names like "Pale Face" and laughing wildly. "Do they call you 'Easy Booty?' Is that your Indian name?'" Morse said. "Do they call you Poco-HO-nas. Do they have any traditions at weddings like you have to do like all his friends get a turn?" The men later referred to her as Saca-White-Jawea and Saca-Cooter. "Are you going to have a lot of Lumbees there," asked Dumas. "My guest list is about 200", Prior answered. "Wow, all riding on horse for that." Dumas replied. "When they get there are they gonna circle the church?" "We love our Lumbees though," Morse said. "I do because its like I said earlier, their girls are pretty hot." Is this not the most vile thing you have heard! These guys need to be fired for good but all they did was suspend them for three days...ugh.