Black Leaders Still Waiting to Hear From Jeff Flake After His Son's Racist Comments

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Senator Jeff Flake
Local black leaders are wondering why they haven't heard a peep out of Senator Jeff Flake after his son's racist comments, including his use of the handle "N1ggerKiller" in an online game.

After African-American activist Jarrett Maupin II told New Times Flake's apology was "half-assed," more black leaders have joined Maupin's call for Flake to meet with some members of the black community.

See also:
-Maupin: Flake's "Half-Assed" Apology Not Enough
-Flake's Son Pretends to Commit Suicide in Video
-Flake's Son Calls Himself "N1ggerKiller"

Maupin, as well as Maricopa County NAACP president Oscar Tillman, former Phoenix Vice Mayor and City Councilman Calvin Goode, state DOE deputy associate superintendent Ann Hart, and retired pastor Luther Holland have sent a letter to Flake's office, trying to get a face-to-face meeting.

It seems that they're interested in more than an apology that was e-mailed to media outlets after it was discovered that Flake's son called himself "N1ggerKiller."

"Many in our community cannot understand why Black leaders weren't contacted by you or your office after this incident became public," the letter states. "If we are a valued constituency, as you have said in the past, we certainly weren't treated like it. Learning of your apology/explanation second-hand from media reports left us, and justly so, wondering if our community matters to you at all."

Flake's 15-year-old son also made reference to a friend being a "Jew" for taking credit for a joke, used the word "faggot" many times, and made offensive comments toward other races on social media accounts, including Twitter.

"We acknowledge your apology and the fact that you regret his choice of words," the black leaders' letter says. "But Senator, we hope you can understand that it is not the words that concern us so much as it is the kinds of ideologies and values that give life to such words that gives us pause."

We'll have to wait and see if Flake takes them up on their offer.

Read the letter in its entirety below:



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42 comments
azwi
azwi

Both of our two US Senators are born bigoted racist. Flake speaks for himself, and John McCain voted against the MLK Holiday!

JeannieD
JeannieD

Let them wait. Once they apologize for all the black-on-white crime, then we can talk

robert_graham
robert_graham

It will never happen as Flake doesn't owe them an apology. Did Sharpton ever apologize for all his racist comments?

MPX1
MPX1

Convicted felon Jarrett Maupin is not a "black leader". He is a publicity hound.

Yoohoo
Yoohoo

The Romneys, Udalls, Flakes, and Pearces gathered in Apache County, Arizona, in the 1870s, when Brigham Young sought to open a corridor to Mexico. Miles Romney (progenitor of George and Mitt) and David Udall (progenitor of Levi, Morris, Stewart, Tom, and Mark) settled in St. Johns. Udall became a bishop and Romney his "first counselor." William Flake (progenitor of Jeff and Jake) settled nearby at a socialist colony called Sunset, but soon found it full of "queer unsociable people." When 38 converted families from the Deep South arrived in Sunset, Flake—himself a Southerner—decided to move his family and the newcomers a few dozen miles away to a place called Snowflake. The name commemorated both Flake and the fugitive LDS apostle who helped him choose a townsite, polygamist Erastus Snow. James Pearce settled downstream from Flake at a place called Taylor, named for the then LDS president and "chief revelator" (according to Mormon doctrine, God reveals truths and prophecies to LDS presidents as to prophets of old).

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

True story :

Last summer I witnessed a broken up fight between a black & white guy !

The white dude was sitting cuffed, in the back of a squad car .

Meanwhile, the black participant was going crazy, screaming, " That NIGGER called me a NIGGER !!! " .

Both officers were Hispanic & looked completely stymied before one FINALLY asked the small group that had assembled, " Did anyone hear the white guy say 'THAT' 'racial' word ? ", all the while the black dude CONTINUED SCREAMING 'THAT' 'RACIAL' word . I pointed this out to the officers & one replied, " But he's black . "

I called them BOTH, " STUPID F'N PIGS ! ", and rolled away in my chair amongst claps and cheers from ALL who witnessed my exchange w/ the STUPID F'N PIGS !!! 

You can't have it both ways ....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

We have created a monster w/ hate . 'Nigger' is only racist if one allows it to be . I hear professional athletes say the word ALL THE TIME ! That one ethnic group can use a word while another cannot, IS RACIST IN ITSELF !!!

george
george

 Jarrett Maupin II is an idiot, he's the same one who made a false police report against former Mayor Gordon.  With that said, Flake needs to come out and disavow his sons comments.  Obviously, the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

If I someday meet Jeff Flake, he first thing I'll tell him is to get that shit-eatin' grin off his face.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

NEED TO WHOOP HIS BUT AND THE SENTAOR DONT SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR A MORMON.  I KNEW  ATON OF MORMONS AND ALL THEIR GOOD FOR IS TALKIN' AND HAVIN' MULTIPLE WIVES.  IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME GO TO NORTH ARIZONA BY UTAH YOU WILL FIND THEM UP THERE WITH MULTIPLE WIVES.  THEY AIN'T NOTHIN KNEW BUT A BUNCH OF POLITICIANS.

Cozz
Cozz

Aplogise, fat chance, who do you think the kid got his ideals from....

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree....as they say.

brinvinn
brinvinn

Dude makes no sense at all man.


www.AnonGots.tk

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

for gods sake, nobody  can control their child, its part of growing up and establishing your own identity. although i dont like the identity the kid has chosen, you cant hold Flake 100% responsible. could he have raised his kid better? sure, who couldnt have raised their kids better? should he be apologizing for his kid? sure, but he isnt his kid (disturbed little piece of crap he may be). but what many people are missing is the fact that this kid made a suicide video as a joke. that to me is the more pressing issue. if the kid is making video's like that, what is next? maybe nothing, maybe a serial killer binge.........but it is something that should be addressed. everyone is too busy looking at the fact that the kid id posting racial stuff instead of that he was posting simulated death scenes. if my kid was in his room making artificial snuff films.......I'd kind of shelf the "fag", "jew" and "nigga" comments till i dealt with the possible homicidal or suicidal issues first.  the kid may have some serious hate in him with his racial slurs, but its the video that is showing me just where he could end up taking that hate. 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Jeff, this little angel of yours might as well write "666" on his forehead. Anyway, you've got trouble and you'd better start addressing it.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter


I'd love to hear Revvvverrrund Maupin take the kids playing basketball near my house to task.  It's a constant barrage of "nigger this" and "nigger that" and "spic that" and "wetback this", and that's 30 kids, black, brown, white, asian and whatever, all saying it at the same time - LOUDLY!  Do I need to record it and post it to twitter to get his attention?  It is NOT okay to say those words ANYWHERE - and if we want to talk about that we can.  But if the right revvverrund is going to make exceptions for black kids to say "nigger" and brown kids to say "wetback" then that is just bigotry in reverse. I'm not saying it's right to use that language, I'm saying it is WRONG anytime it is used - and yo mama should have taught you better - but maybe she was "too busy" to teach her rug rats manners!   I'll leave you with a popular hit song of the day, perhaps Revverrund Maupin will call up the artist and demand a meeting - LOL!

[Featuring: 2 Chainzj

[Verse 1: Lil Wayne}

Never talk to the cops, I don't speak pig Latin
I turn the penny to a motherfucking Janet Jackson
Tell the bitches that be hatin' I ain't got no worries
I just 'wanna hit and run like I ain't got insurances
Ho what's yo name, what's yo sign, Zodiac Killer
All rats gotta die, even Master Splinter
Yeah, Murder 187
I be killing them bitches I hope all dogs go to heaven
And I got Xanax, Percocet, promethazine with codeine
Call me Mr Sandman, I'm selling all these hoes dreams
Got a white girl with big tittles, flat ass TV screen
I keep a bad bitch, call me the BB King
You know I got that mouth out her
And put that bitch out like a house fire
I'm killing these hoes like Michael Myers

I eat that cat just like a lion
Arid I can't trust none of these nig
gas
Can't trust none of these hoes
And I see your girl when I want, I got that ho TiVo'd
Got a red ass bitch with a red ass pussy

Nigga try me, that's a dead ass pussy
Cuz y'all motherfuckers so blind to the fact
To tell you the truth, I don't care who's looking
All I know is I love my bitch
That pussy feel just like heaven on earth

Six feet deep, dick shovel in the dirt

R.I.P. - Rest in pussy
Light that shit then pass that shit
We gon' get so smoked out
And then I went got locked up
Every night I dreamt I broke out
One time for them pussy niggas

That's that shit I don't like
We eating over here nigga
Fuck around and have a food fight
And that's 2 Chainz...

[Hook: 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne (x2)]
Look at you
Now look at us
All my niggas look rich as fuck

All my niggas live rich as fuck
All my niggas look rich as fuck

[Verse 2: Lil Wayne]

AK on my night stand, right next to the bible
But I swear with these 50 shots, I'll shoot it out with 5-0
Pockets gettin' too fat, no weight watchers no lipo
Money talks, bullshit walks on a motherfucking tightrope
And I make that pussy tap out, I knock that pussy out cold
Nigga you get beat the crap out but that's just how the dice roll
These hoes want that hose pipe, so I give all these hoes pipe
She get on that dick and stay on, all night like porch lights
Let's do it, fuck talking, we out here we ballin'
And I'm spraying that on these rusty niggas like WD40
We fucked up, we Truk'd up, no if ands or but fucks
Bitch niggas go behind yo back like nunchucks and that's fucked
up
But my hoes down, my cups up, my niggas down for whatever

These bitches think they're too fly, well tell 'em hoes I pluck
feathers
I'm Tunechi, Young Tunechi, I wear Trukfit, fuck Gucci

She's blowing kisses at me with her pussy lips, smooches

And that's 2 Chainz...

[Hook: 2 Chainz & Lii Wayne (x2)] Look at you


Look at you
Now look at us
All my niggas look rich as fuck

All my niggas live rich as fuck
All my niggas look rich as fuck



mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

while we are at the table  ...we should bring everything to table...if we are going to talk about one kid lets talk about all the kids in our community...lets talk about mr. flakes son ..and how mr. flake should have a talk with him...but while we are at the table lets also talk about some of the black youth in our community ..and some of the latino  and native aamerican youth..and lets also talk about some of theire fathers  talking to then too...lets..talk about drugs..and addiction..and crime and the demeaning of our women in our communitty..indeed african american  fathers need to be in the picture too. as well as latino fathers and native american fathers..LETS NOT SINGLE OUT ONE KID...LETS BRING EVERYTHING TO THE TABLE...AND LETS TALK....LIKE THEY SAY IN MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD ..ILL TALK TO MY KIDS IF YOU TALK TO YOURS..

sggrange
sggrange

Would love to ask Jeffy if this is what the boy hears around the house, or is he going to pretend that it's all "peer pressure"?

sarum
sarum

@ExpertShot Thanks for the link.  Plenty of workplaces should consider the "Mix it up at Lunch" too.  Once a week, not once a year.  Lots of info in there.  See you in a week or so . . . lol.

Yoohoo
Yoohoo

The way Arizona Mormons remember their history, they were victims. They endured persecution and prevailed. From another perspective, they were aggressors. According to Jesse Smith, president of the collection of LDS congregations known as the Eastern Arizona Stake of Zion, "the blood of Cain" ran in New Mexican veins. Mormons believed that God had "marked" Cain by giving him dark skin after he killed his brother Abel. Like other white Americans, they likewise believed that God had cursed Ham's progeny—starting with Canaan—with dark skin and perpetual servitude after Ham sinned against his father, Noah. Being dark-skinned people, Smith reasoned, New Mexicans must have descended not solely from Europeans and "Lamanites" (the Book of Mormon's term for American Indians) but also from the accursed peoples of Africa.

MPX1
MPX1

@george He has come out and disavowed his sons comments.

JeannieD
JeannieD

@HILLFOLKREDNECK Illiterate. I doubt seriously you are a redneck of "hillfolk" but more likely a black troll. Your ebonics are showing

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK  you are contradicting yourself. "THE SENATOR DONT SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR A MORMON" and then you go into how "ALL THEIR GOOD FOR IS TALKIN" AND HAVIN" MULTIPLE WIVES"  (and you are sadly, sadly misinformed about Mormons. I am not one, but man are you way off base about them)

sarum
sarum

@danzigsdaddy Long time observation has shown that often kids who come from religious restrictive homes do explore with the evil side more than others - for those who go that way.  But yes, he needs help and his parents and the community now need assurance that he is getting the help he needs - also considering contemporary culture and that these things are in the media for youth at an age when they may not be brain developed enough to process acceptably.  IOW there is alot of this going around.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

You make a good point....come around my house bettwween 10pm and 6am .guaranteed those that don t think others than white need intervention will think twice....i know all our children need intervention...lets shed light on all not just singaling out one.....it s wrong..and thost that just stand up for one race and noy the the other are wrong too.sorry..

sarum
sarum

@ExpertShot Thank you!  When will white leaders confront members of the black community when their kids talk trash with words like "cracker," "white trash," "wigger," "honky" etc . . . ?  oh yeah, that will never happen cuz any group of white people is racist in and of itself just like all white people.

Mexican taking Blacks to task publicly for slurs?  Never happen because the official party line is that only whites can be racist.  Never mind these people murder each other routinely for violating each other's turf with their presence - . . . .

I took some kids to a matinee.  On the way to the theatre a little white boy boasted to me that the black kids he had been playing with had given him permission to call them "nigga" just like they call each other.  At the theatre he was sitting next to some little black kids and conversing with them he called them "nigga" thinking that he was talking secret code for "I am cool - I'm not a hater - see, I have black friends that gave me permission!"  Since I was preoccupied with more than 1 child I totally missed this exchange.

Ohhhh Myyyy Gooood.  The black mama heard it and allowed herself to disrupt the entire theatre with hysterical screaming and calling us all racist - never once giving us a chance to explain that it was her own black community playing this game (yes they did this 50 years ago too) that created the little boy's use of the word - which he would never have used otherwise.  She marched belligerantly out of the theatre huffing in self righteous indignation, convinced AZ is full of racists.  With this kind of behavior is it any wonder the dialogue on race has not progressed?  

At the very least, had she presented herself calmly and rationally we could have had an exchange and possibly progress but since she gave herself permission to go immediately into hysterical screaming she herself killed any opportunity for progress.  I don't take kindly to being screamed at in public.  I don't take kindly to being called racist by a screamer in public.   I will be much more careful around black people in future - to avoid them at all costs.  They created it, not me.  This last is basically what all the kids learned that day - both hers and mine.  Post-racial my ass!

The only good thing I find with hip-hop rap lyrics constant use of offensive terms is that by making them common everyday words they have lost their power.  Keep up Jarrett!  You cannot perpetuate this double standard.  Either complain and do something about the music and other media where these words are used or just STFU.

saltywench
saltywench

@mrh0202201091 Well when we're talking about bigotry & racism, we are talking about white people.  You make it sound like if only the other races would do such and such, or not do blah blah blah then maybe whites wouldn't have issue with them. 

And the "I'll talk to my kids if you talk to yours" comment?  What an immature and irresponsible statement.  You teach, guide, and hopefully instill values in your kids REGARDLESS of what the other guy is doing with his kids.

saltywench
saltywench

@sggrange Exactly!  And how in the hell as a parent to a minor do you not know what his user name is on his game site?  How do you not know what the fuck he's tweeting??  If Mr. Flake does not have the time or intelligence to parent, he should stick to just owning pets.  I think a gold fish is about as much as Mr. Flake can handle.

hatetoregister
hatetoregister

@JeannieD and you are nothing but a racist. Your ignorance, bigotry and prejudiced attitude are showing.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@sliperymike thank you for just one of many examples. that is a damn fine example you picked out too

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

are you suer mexidon t hold blacks acountable too.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@sarum @ExpertShot You are so full of SHIT. I'll be you don't even know,or associate with one BrowN or BlacK family.

sarum
sarum

@saltywenchNow you have pinpointed EXACTLY why we need to resurrect the racial dialogue.  I have given white people the "white privilege" literature and they totally aren't buying it.  While I agree that white privilege does exist, for many people in their personal lives they have not experienced that at ALL.  Racism and bigotry between minority communities to the death is common so we need to be inclusive.


ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@Bnbk I have a black girlfriend, been playing n a blues band for 25 years and ALL MY FRIENDS are black.  I'm a veteran member of TWO So. Pho private clubs whose members are primarily of Native and African american descent.  I'm also a member of the NAACP and have been since 1975.  And yes, I WAS full of SHITE until I unloaded it in your mouth - and that's what you be spoutin'.

sarum
sarum

@Bnbk  Wassa matter "Bnbk" troll?  

sarum
sarum

@Bnbk Sheesh - back in the '60's my family was called "International House of Pancakes" cuz mixed back then.  Ditto hubby's family even though he himself is 100% Mexican - that in iteslf is a Breed of NDN & euro - Spanish.  So we are 100% USA American which is abomination in many parts of the planet (so we can't go "home") and we need this mess to STOP because being mixed we can't take sides; i.e. join a race based group or condone race-based behaviors because that means cutting off part of ourselves, our heritage, our identity, our families.   My grandma was too dark to shop Macy's NYC & my dad used to get pulled off airplanes in '60's for being possible "arab hijacker" but now the contemporary AZ vernacular dismisses me as "Anglo" - creating enemies, not friends, not common ground or community with similar goals.   So go suck Maupin.

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