George Allen To Tall Black Reporter: “What Position Did You Play?” (Answer: None)

Posted by | April 7, 2011 14:10 | Filed under: Top Stories

Former Virginia Senator George Allen, whose Senate campaign was derailed by a “macaca” moment, is seeking the Senate again in 2012, and again has signaled his stereotyping (via Think Progress).

NBC 4’s reporter-anchor Craig Melvin is a tall African-American. Which apparently led to this exchange with former Sen. George Allen, according to Melvin’s Twitter account Tuesday night:

“For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen asks me, ‘what position did you play?’ I did not a play a sport.”

Allen Tweeted an apology:

“@georgeallenva: sorry if I offended, ask people a lot if they played sports Grew up in fball family found sports banter good way to connect”

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By: Alan

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