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  • Extreme racism broadcasted on airwaves!!!

    Anyone that does not know by now.....radio station G105 in raleigh NC's dj spent 15 minutes non stop stateing every kind of racist native American slang and sterotype I have heard anyone say in one sitting......even went as far as to call the Lumbee tribe inbreds.....it is more stuff than I can type here!!!!

    EVERYONE needs to go to the news station nbc 17's website and watch the news broadcast from today.

    You can also go here and listen to the entire thing....be warned you will be very mad once you hear it....don't say I did not warn you.

    http://www.djforge.com/audio/showgram.mp3


    send messages to the station send complaints to the fcc....do whatever to let these people know we are a strong united nation and are not going to take this kind of crap.

    the radio station has a apology posted on their website right now but it is such a short and going no where apology that you can clearly see how it is NOT a apology.

    Pass this information to everyone you know and lets LET THEM know WE are not going to allow this.

    http://www.djforge.com/audio/showgram.mp3
    Last edited by Saponi-Tribe; 04-10-2008, 04:22 AM.

  • #2
    Here is the copy and pasted message from Dj forge on the issue.


    ::To be honest with you, I’ve never listened to this morning show before, it’s not really my cup of tea, but when things like this happen, the news travels fast. The problem here is that it’s assumed that our population is too small to fight a battle of this nature, and possibly that we wouldn’t attempt to rebut, since most of our people cannot even hear this show (this show is aired in Raleigh, NC which is about 1.5 hours from the majority of our population in Robeson County).

    Wrong.

    This is beyond offensive to just Lumbee people. It is 2008, right? We, as a community should not stand for a program that is directly detrimental to our efforts to better ourselves as a society. I am completely disgusted by not only the comments that were made, but the duration. I know that people were listening to this show and laughing at our expense, simply because they are uneducated and their only reference to native people comes in the form of native media images drawn from years of stereotypes and generalizations. But still, I know some listeners had to be offended, and to those that are, we need your help taking action on the matter.

    What you can do (from the NC commission of Indian affairs):

    What I propose we do is send emails to [email protected] and carbon
    copy
    [email protected]. Randi is the Production Manager for the
    station. She is responsible for the on air personalities. Be sure to
    articulate voice your displeasure with their comments, and that you
    will
    be submitting a formal complaint to the FCC.

    To submit a complaint to the FCC, simply log on to their website at
    Filing a Complaint. Complete the electronic
    complaint form. Lets get as many people as we can to do this. I am
    working to get the various tribes to file a formal complaint with the
    FCC as a tribe, but I think volume will make this a bigger issue for
    Clear Channel when we get the FCC’s attention.

    Also, a letter from Beth Jacobs on the issue:

    I am my parents’ only daughter. In my lifetime of 26 years, I have been the caretaker of hundreds of little children. I am a recent law school graduate and a community organizer for a prestigious voting rights organization in North Carolina. I am a person filled with love, hope, ambition, and gratitude.

    I am also a Lumbee Indian.

    Because I am an “Indian,” all the great things about me and my people, the Lumbee Nation, are never as important as the American cultural stereotypes that depict us as a depraved race of people. We grow up hearing all the bad things that Americans say about Indians; first brutal savagery and then drunken laziness; the tepee and scalping jokes; the historical untruth.

    American history produced the propaganda.
    American media promulgates the propaganda.

    For this reason, my existence in America will always be as a statistic. I am surprised at how often I feel belittled, underestimated and blatantly offended as an American Indian. I have been bombarded with the most ignorant, insulting and inane commentary, the likes of which many would deny could be uttered in the professed freedom fest that is our esteemed nation.

    And they say racism is dead?

    Those of us who are constant victims of modern racism are fully aware of the true history of this country and the bona fide racism that continues to exist, particularly in the media.

    Local radio station G105 and its parent corporation Clear Channel have been long time proponents of hate-filled racist propaganda against minorities, particularly during the Bob and the Showgram morning show. In fact, they have often mocked Native Americans, as they call us, including demanding several years ago that some local Indians perform a rain dance during a drought.

    That Bob Dumas of Bob and the Showgram recently decided to use his uninformed intern to create the appearance of giving intimate knowledge in order to degrade the Lumbee Nation is where G105 made a fatal error.

    The Lumbee Nation is the largest tribe east of the Mississippi and recognized by both the state and federal government. The people now known as the Lumbee Nation have existed in North Carolina since at least the 1700s: resisting removal, accepting newcomers, and striving to retain all semblances of their Native culture, which American culture has tried so desperately to erase. Today, the Lumbee Nation flourishes in all realms of life.

    The comments made by Mr. Dumas, his co-hosts and intern were factually inaccurate. For that reason, I do not intend to give Mr. Dumas’ actual words much remark. The comments broadcast by G105 were so obviously racist propaganda, that no intelligent person would form an opinion based on the ignorance spewed. Due to the untrue and uneducated nature of his comments, they were not hurtful to me. They were, however, publicly offensive, racially motivated and made under the pretext of factual information from an informed person. Mr. Dumas was aware of his intern’s impending wedding, and made an intentional decision to bring her on just before and use her as the impetus for his racist rant against the Lumbee.

    Mr. Dumas’ intern, Chelsea Prior, a student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, must be brought out as the uninformed underling that she was in this situation. I doubt that she expected to be bombarded with such ignorance, especially since it was primarily directed at the man whom she supposedly loves.

    Nonetheless, in addition to insulting her family and their culture -even her own future children- she has greatly insulted (and no doubt embarrassed) her university. As an alumnus of UNCP, I am most personally offended by her failure to recognize the negative affect that her words would have on the university and community.

    The Lumbee people themselves raised money to purchase land and construct a building for the Croatan Indian Normal School. More than a century, and many transformations later, it became The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Despite attending UNCP for years, Ms. Prior had the audacity, or more accurately the cowardice, to degrade the very people who built the institution at which she receives her education.

    Bob Dumas and Chelsea Prior are equally at fault. Had she taken the initiative and opportunity to provide accurate information about the Lumbee Nation and Indian people, she would not be accountable for the actions of Mr. Dumas. Instead, she sat dim, brightening up only to laugh along as her husband’s culture was publicly defamed. It is incumbent upon her to demand that G105 allow her to air a public apology. Furthermore, UNCP deserves a personal apology and I encourage all alumni and supporters demand such.

    Finally, to my people, the Lumbee Nation, and our friends and supporters:

    I applaud everyone for their instant action against G105 and Bob and the Showgram. I encourage you to volunteer for the various protests that are going to be staged in the coming weeks. I am attempting to serve as a coordinator for these events. Feel free to forward this letter widely.

    As a group, American Indians have been the whipping boys of this nation for far too long. Now is our time to take a stand for all minority groups that continue to be depreciated by American culture and media. If we do not, our children will suffer the consequences of our idle complaints.

    Beth Jacobs
    Founding Director, Brown Babies, Inc.

    I urge all of my friends, family, colleagues in the music industry, djs, and honestly everyone who is a proponent of elimination racism in America and forwarding growth to help my people and me take action. This is not just our fight. This is bigger than us. I put my tribe’s name in my production company title, not because I thought it would sound cool, but because I am proud of who I am, and where I came from. This kind of pride is not easily damaged, and does not accept such attacks lightly.

    Thank you,

    DJ Forge
    ::

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    • #3
      You can also sign a petition Stronger Action Against Bob Dumas Petition for stronger action against Bob. Send the link to that one out to your family and friends.

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      • #4
        Racist joke gets local radio hosts suspended

        By JULIA O'MALLEY
        [email protected]

        Published: April 15th, 2008 07:08 PM
        Last Modified: April 15th, 2008 07:53 PM

        Michelle Davis was surfing radio stations last Wednesday, stuck in traffic in a spring snow storm. When the dial hit the "Woody and Wilcox" morning show on KBFX 100.5-FM "The Fox"she couldn't believe what she heard.

        The morning drive-time hosts were bantering with a caller about whether getting into a fender-bender at Minnesota Drive and Raspberry Road made you a "real" Alaskan. What else made you a real Alaskan?
        "Have you made love to the Yukon River and peed in a Native woman?" one of the men said, according to Davis, turning an off-color axiom inside out. She said she was stunned and disgusted.

        As soon as she got to a phone, Davis, who is part Tlingit, called the station manager. Then she got on her computer and e-mailed a network of friends in the Alaska Native community. She wrote to news media, Native leaders and politicians. She complained to the FCC.

        For a week, outrage built across the state. A state legislator spoke against it on the floor of the House of Representatives in Juneau, and it came up Tuesday night at the Anchorage Assembly meeting. School Superintendent Carol Comeau and Mayor Mark Begich publicly condemned it. The Alaska Federation of Natives issued a statement comparing the hosts to embattled shock jock Don Imus. Several people called on advertisers to cancel their contracts.

        On Tuesday afternoon, KBFX owner Clear Channel Communications, suspended Woody and Wilcox "indefinitely' and ordered them to attend sensitivity training.

        "We are confident that what was said was an isolated incident, and it in no way reflects the views of KBFX station personnel," read a statement posted on the station's Web site.

        Their salaries during the suspension will be donated to an "appropriate charity," the station's statement said.

        The Fox is the third most popular morning drive-time radio show in Anchorage among men age 25-54, according to Arbitron ratings from fall 2007. The station plays metal-infused classic rock.

        The station clearly targets men, though women call in on occasion. The morning talk is laden with innuendo, crude humor and porn references. The station's Web site features a "Babe page" with galleries of scantily-clad models spraying each other with garden hoses and straddling guitars. The site's motto is "Surfing the web with one free hand."

        Gary Donovan, a local market manager with Clear Channel wouldn't give Woody and Wilcox's first names, referring to them only by their radio handles.

        The pair came to Alaska from San Diego, where they worked for KPLN-FM. Howard Stern's national program replaced them in 2004, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

        Donovan said the station may be re-examining other things aside from the show, like its Web site. However, he doesn't consider Woody and Wilcox generally offensive.

        "We've never viewed them as being shock jocks," he said."This was out of character for them, which is what makes it frustrating."

        The on-air comment last week hit a raw nerve in the Alaska Native community that has lived for decades with high rates of abuse against Native women. A recent study of rapes handled by Alaska State Troopers, for example, said 61 percent were committed against Alaska Natives, the majority of whom were women.

        Natives make up 13 percent of Alaska's overall population, according to the U.S.census.

        Many Native leaders said the comments were evidence of a racist attitude that promotes violence and dehumanizes Native women.

        "It really touched on something that has been under the surface," Davis said.

        Rep. Mary Nelson of Bethel said the comments upset her because they were part of a general lack of concern about the violence Alaska Native women face. She mentioned a string of murders of Native women in 2000, some of which remain unsolved, that she felt the media ignored. Her fellow House members condemned the comment.

        Julie Kitka, president of AFN, called the comments "brutally offensive."

        "Some listeners were shocked; but many Natives, while sickened, thought it was all too typical of Alaska's race relations," Kitka said in a letter.

        For Donovan, the uproar illuminates the fine line radio hosts must walk on a station like The Fox, wanting to be funny and edgy without going too far.

        "Trust me, I'm living that balance," he said.

        Terry Shroyer, a regular listener to the morning show, didn't hear the comment that caused the flap but he thought it was offensive. He said he rarely hears the duo cross the line. Usually, he appreciates their humorous run-down of the morning news. Some of their "junior high bathroom humor" cracks him up.

        "I'm a 22-year-old immature male," he said. "Toilet-flushing samples and stuff like that, it's right up my alley."

        At least one of the station sponsors, Napa Auto Parts, is looking at its relationship to the station, according to Mark Pascuzzo, district manager. The automotive parts dealer's name is on the web site as the sponsor of the "Babe Galleries."

        "I didn't realize they were putting that sponsorship on the babe page," he said. "That's not our deal."

        He said he planned to meet with the station.

        Davis was pleased Tuesday when she heard the hosts had been suspended, although she wasn't opposed to them returning to the air in the future.

        "I guess that's up to their station to decide how well they do," she said. "We can all do better and we can all learn."
        Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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        • #5
          Yeah - I saw that too Blackbear, and forwarded that article to G105 and Clear Channel, saying apparently - this is the norm for their company...

          However - I did get this in an e-mail today...

          COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS ACCEPTS G105 APOLOGY

          New Partnership Will Promote and Support American Indian Issues



          RALEIGH – Commission of Indian Affairs Chairman Paul Brooks today acknowledged and accepted apologies offered by G105 for derogatory and racially charged remarks made during the April 1 broadcast of the station’s “Bob and the Showgram” and agreed to partner with Clear Channel Communications on future efforts to promote and support issues of importance to North Carolina’s American Indian population.



          “Our meeting today with G105 General Manager Dick Harlow was positive and reflected the educational outreach and cultural acceptance we sought,” Brooks said. “He demonstrated a willingness to open the door to a wide-reaching partnership and was sincere in his apology. He gave us his personal assurance that negative stereotypes of American Indians will not be heard again on G105.”



          Harlow provided the Commission an audio copy of the on-air apology delivered on April 8 by Showgram host Bob Dumas, as his as well own on-air apology, both of which have been linked to the Commission of Indian Affairs website at State of North Carolina - Department of Administration . He said an agreement will be drafted soon regarding the support of American Indian-related education and outreach that will be provided on all four local radio stations owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications.



          Commission Executive Director Greg Richardson described the meeting as “historic” in its scope and spirit of cooperation. Other participants included Chairman Jimmy Goins, Chief of the Lumbee tribe, and Ed Brooks, attorney for the Lumbee Tribe.



          ###








          G. Richardson, Executive Director

          NC Commission of Indian Affairs

          1317 Mail Service Center

          Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1317

          Main Number: (919) 789-5900

          FAX: (919) 420-1373



          Webpage: www.doa.state.nc.us/cia/indian.htm
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