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Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

11/20/2006 8:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jerry SeinfeldWith pal Jerry Seinfeld already Letterman's scheduled guest on Monday's "The Late Show," Michael Richards appeared via satellite to apologize for the shocking incident at the Laugh Factory on Friday night. TMZ obtained the horrifying video of Richards in a bigoted tirade against a heckler.

According to a source, Richards was close to tears during the apology.

Our cameras caught Seinfeld leaving the Ed Sullivan Theatre after taping his Letterman appearance. He told us, "It's all on the show tonight."

Seinfeld's reps confirmed to TMZ that "Michael appeared via satellite and apologized."

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316.

READ & THINK    

For all those reading these posts, please note that they are not in chronological order. Note the post number, time, and date. Perhaps these comments are being manipulated to promote further hatred, tension, misunderstanding, and miscommunication.

I have just read all of the posts presented by this site. For those who seek understanding, truth, knowledge, and (for the most part) accurate information - read post numbers (at the time of this writing - who knows what post numbers will be changed for the purpose of misunderstanding and miscommunication to maintain the sleep state of those not yet enlightened) 195, 203, 210, 226, 249, 259, and 264.

These 7 posts are informative in a positive way and use good examples to help illustrate similarities, differences, and accurate perspectives. Please THINK just a little deeper than your usual surface level. Challenge your brain (apply this statement is necessary). Seriously, many of us know the education system in the USA does not promote real thinking.

Black people (and the few white people who are truly decent): Please know that racism is alive and well and we have not come far at all. This is an illusion, for the true nature of racists is now hidden, but ever present. Never forget (no matter how many distractions are put before you, by those in control over various media, such as ignorant so-called entertainers, athletic and so-called "music" industry jesters alike who are hungry only for perceived power, fame, and money), NEVER FORGET what has been done to our people and is still being done to this very day. It affects us personally today because unlike the white-on-white evil perpetuated throughout history, old and recent, the white-on-black evil that has been and is being perpetuated was planned, plotted, and strategized and is constantly being updated. Why would you want to forget your murderer, your enemy? So they can come back to finish the job? Sure, the atrocities are horrific, but remain strong. Keep the memory of our struggles current, don't repress them as this leads to psychotic tendencies - as we are witnessing today. Don't under-estimate the enemy; he has a long history with a proven track record for pure evil, and not just in isolated time frames or among certain ethnic groups.

Black people (and the few white people who are truly decent): Please know that racism is alive and well and we have not come far at all. This is an illusion, for the true nature of racists is now hidden, but ever present. Never forget (no matter how many distractions are put before you, by those in control over various media, such as ignorant so-called entertainers, athletic and so-called "music" industry jesters alike who are hungry only for perceived power, fame, and money), NEVER FORGET what has been done to our people and is still being done to this very day. It affects us personally today because unlike the white-on-white evil perpetuated throughout history, old and recent, the white-on-black evil that has been and is being perpetuated was planned, plotted, and strategized and is constantly being updated. Don't under-estimate the enemy.

We are no longer physically chained, but we must break the chains of mental slavery, oppressed social thinking, denial of true cultural identity, depressed economic status, etc. And yes, even the black-on-black evil is part of the plan...why work so hard to keep us down when they can condition us, and have conditioned us, to do it for them? WAAAKE UUUP !!!

Educate your self. The white controlled education system has no interest whatsoever in providing Black people with true knowledge on any subject. For that matter, no white controlled system of any kind has good interest in Black people.

Anyone who thinks this post is off the topic of the White Jewish racist who just recently outted himself, THINK DEEPER for this post only barely highlights THE ROOT CAUSE BY WHITE DESIGN of the racial injustices rampantly occurring in this country this very minute.

Like I said, educate your self with true knowledge and right information. For if you do not take true education of yourself and yours into your own hands, you will be doomed to "niggerdom" - and this most certainly applies to ALL people!

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Petey Wheatstraw    

If this was a black comedian there would be no coverage. Black comics have sets 10 times worse than this and no one says a word, becuase generally what they say is true, whites are awkward,nerdy, mostly lacking in style, blah blah blah. Thats fine with me, but when Richards or any other white comic points out the fact that many blacks are loud, violent, uneducated, uncivilized and vain..ooooh he's a racist. And maybe his true feelings spilled out in a moment of frustration, he should be demoized for being human? Lots of people feel harshly towards blacks, just watch ANY "Most Shocking Crimes Caught on Tape", COPS, the nightly news, BET, or any reality show showing survailence footage of crimes and after seeing hours of black men shooting, stabbing, raping, robbing, and murdering people all to a rap soundtrack you may understand these people's feelings. Mike called a spade a spade..big deal.

2831 days ago
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Paulie    

I am always bemused when whites take it upon themselves to tell blacks what they should or shouldn't find offensive. What are we? Kids who need to be advised by our betters? I for one hold three university degrees and run a department consisting of forty employees and I know as do many black people that there is no word more offensive, more disgusting than the word 'nigger' and it doesn't matter who happens to be uttering it. Do those white commentators at pains to tell us that we are wrong to take offence at the use of this word honestly believe that we will happily accept their word on the subject and from henceforth smile whenever we hear the n word?

Michael Richards' himself reminded us of America's approach to race relations when he said that 50 years ago the heckler would have found themselves hanging unside down from a tree with a fork sticking out of their asses. I am here to tell Mr Richards' and his equally misguided followers that the days of blacks sitting at the back of the bus and taking whatever crap the white majority sees fit to dole out are well and truly over.

2831 days ago
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Paulie    

Number 283, when exactly do they call him a fucking white boy? I don't recall hearing them say that. As for the word cracker, I think you will find it came after Richards had called them niggers and told them that fifty years ago they would have been hanging upside down in a tree with a fork stuck up their ass. And since when did the words cracker, redneck and even Canuck have the same historical assocations as the word nigger. How many Canadians were sold into slavery, beaten, raped and subjugated in the worse possible ways? You know if you are going to engage in a serious debate you really need to work out a reasoned and credible argument.

2831 days ago
320.

Mark Bond    

This guy Michael Richards aka Kramer just voiced a true statement, a true feelings what actually in most White peoples hearts and minds! This statistics may reflect to at least 70% of the total White population in this nation! Racism is a very serious wound in this nation but an evil spirited ignorant man like this just expressed it out in the open public! May be that is why it just not “Uncalled for”! That is actually a serious call for great things yet to be happened! This is a real wake up call for all! For all those who are still fighting to turn the clock back to the 50 years ago! That is why may be he had to mention that 50 years so much! I just do not see this picture in a comedy club taken by a cell phone camera, I see this picture everyday - everywhere in our daily walks of live in this nation! Yes! Martin Luther King’s dream is there yet to remain as a dream! Yes! 50 years gone by and that is not enough to heal this wound! It is still a serious wound in this nation and most of those people continue to try stirring that over ‘n over, again ‘n again! Yes! It is a very serious wound! Some time it comes in a form of comedy! Some time it comes in the form of hatred! Some time it comes in the result of elections, or in a voting booth, or in the job market, some time it comes in the form of patriotism by into preemptive war! Yes! we have seen so many wars in last 50 years! War against Crimes! War against Drugs! War against ……..! List can go on on…. Yes! You got to admit and sit back, think back to figure that out to find out the total number of Wars! How many wars that White House has declared in last 50 years? Do we really know? Why don’t we call it a “War House”! Did we really win a single war in last 50 years? What was the purpose of all those wars?

I guess it is still in the healing process! Yes! This wound has been infected in-depth in our very social infrastructure, and it continuing to mutilate to change its own form! Yes! It has been mutilated like bird flue!

Hello! Hello! My brothers and sisters!
Hello! My fellow Americans!
It is the time for you to wake up and realize that you have still to learn a lot!
about Love! Humanity! Tolerance!

However, I just wanted leave a little question to all of you!
When? When that wound is going to heal?
How long?
Is it still too too too toooooo long?
Can I see it once in my life time?

WorldExplorer!

2831 days ago
321.

LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD    

Richards made these comments out of anger - not in the spirit of comedy......That's the difference. When comedians talk about other races, etc., it is generally accepted, However Richards admitted that he made these statements in anger....So there is no justification or explanation that will suffice.

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