Fired Ferguson Clerk is Totally Not a Racist

The clerk of the city courts in Ferguson, Missour who was fired after the DOJ investigation found a history of sharing racist emails and “jokes” is speaking out. I’m sure it goes without saying that she’s totally not a racist. Hell, she has lots of black friends.

Former Ferguson City Court Clerk Mary Ann Twitty spoke to News 4 for the first time since being fired for sending racist emails.

Twitty was fired in early March after the Justice Department investigation into the city’s law enforcement practices. Two police officers, Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd, also resigned after the investigation. The investigation revealed that all three former employees sent racist emails. Twitty said she found the emails to be funny, but not because of their racial nature.

“Funny as in humor wise? Yes. Not because it was racist or biased, just funny because it was just funny jokewise,” Twitty said. “I feel bad because that’s not, I don’t want people to look at me and say ‘she sent those racist jokes out because she’s racist or biased.’ I am not.”

Yes, of course not. And I bet you let all those black people who were thrown in jail for not being able to pay your fines use the bathroom. You are the very picture of magnanimity.

“It took me a while to get over the feeling of being raped and being thrown under the bus,” Twitty said. “I’m human, I meant nothing bad by it.”

Oh yes, this is just like being raped. Just like it. I can’t think of a single difference between being raped and being fired for being a racist while administering a court system with a systemic problem with racism. Not a single one.

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  • John Pieret

    I meant nothing bad by it

    I can believe that … but it just makes it worse.

    It’s the unconscious, unthinking racist that is the hardest to deal with and root out. The David Dukes of the world are a snap in comparison.

  • scienceavenger

    “Funny as in humor wise? Yes. Not because it was racist or biased, just funny because it was just funny jokewise,” Twitty said.

    Hon, it was funny jokewise to you because it was a racist joke aimed at your racist worldview. This ain’t rocket science.

    “I feel bad because that’s not, I don’t want people to look at me and say ‘she sent those racist jokes out because she’s racist or biased.’ I am not.”

    For what its worth, after this interview I think what people will look at you and say most is “She’s an idiot”.

  • http://tierra-de-antilopes.blogspot.com.ar/ tierra de antilopes

    By the way, I’m 100% sure that those emails weren’t funny “jokewise” either.

  • Michael Heath

    I find much of the racism practiced in the U.S. is done by people who argue they aren’t racist. Chief Justice John Roberts is Exhibit A. Is this a form of cognitive dissonance reduction?

  • Larry

    She was only being folksy. Totally folksy.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    You can’t send so-called “racist” so-called “emails” anymore? What happened to my America?!!!

  • Sastra

    A few years ago I read Jon Ronson’s book Them: Adventures With Extremists. He hangs out for a while with the Grand Dragon (or whatever) of the Klu Klux Klan, a nice elderly man who is very eager to explain to the reporter that the KKK doesn’t hate the negro race — it’s that they just love the white race. He even showed him a photograph of him kissing a little black baby. See?

    That was one of the most interesting versions of Not-A-Racist I’ve run across.

  • Hoosier X

    I give her credit for not comparing herself to Anne Frank.

  • lola

    If we took people like Twitty at their word, absolutely no one is racist. By the way, how ironic is it that her name is actually Twitty?

  • The Other Lance

    “Former Ferguson City Court Clerk Mary Ann Twitty”

    “Twitty”… The jokes just about write themselves.

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    Ma’am. there is no such thing as “too stupid to be racist.” Quit shooting for it, because it ain’t there.

  • scienceavenger

    @3 Well, “funny” is pretty subjective, but in the racist circles I know a few of those would have been big hits. Remember, a lot of people used to find Andrew Dice Clay funny too.

  • dugglebogey

    So if we all call her an ugly fat ignorant inbred fossilized whore, that would be okay with her because it’s just a joke?

  • Michael Heath

    dugglebogey writes:

    So if we all call her [fired racist Ferguson clerk] an ugly fat ignorant inbred fossilized whore, that would be okay with her because it’s just a joke?

    The racist clerk’s answer to that question is irrelevant. Either way that’s an incredibly misogynist, inhuman thing to state.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    It’s odd that she was apparenly being racist to herself. It’s not like she was sending those emails to other racists who didn’t say anything and were complicit in her racist, or participated or encouraged it. Because, she had that dialogue entirely with herself, don’t’cha think?