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    Chris Matthews: “I forgot Prince & Paris Jackson were black”

    During last night’s Grammy Awards, Michael Jackson’s children Paris and Prince Jackson accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of their late father, in what was easily the most moving moment of the show.

    “We are proud to be here to accept this award on behalf of our father, Michael Jackson,” said Prince. “First of all, we’d like to thank God for watching over us for the past seven months. And our grandmother and grandfather for their love and support. We would also like to thank the fans. Our father loved you so much because you were always there for him.”

    Later in the evening on MSNBC, political and cultural commentator Chris Matthews said that for just a moment, he forgot that the two were Black.

    “I was trying to think about who they were tonight … It’s interesting. They are post-racial, by all appearances … I forgot they were black tonight,” said Matthews.

    While some were appalled by Matthews’ statement, others gave him a pass.

    “I’m sure he just messed up,” said Grammy winner Taylor Swift. “Who’s Chris Matthews, anyway?”



    Crossposted at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles

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