There is a TDO blogger going around using the screen name 1deadrattler. I think he may be a reincarnation of wastupwidya. I went to his profile and found out that this individual makes a lot of racial and negative comments in the forums and certain blogs.
Yesterday, I posted a blog entitled “Don’t Tase Me Bro!” It was basically a piece about a Louisiana policeman who tased a man nine times and killing him. 1deadrattler and I don’t know if he chose that name because of my love for FAMU or the fact that I am wearing a Rattler jersey in my profile photo got into a verbal exchange.
After trading various insults I resorted to calling him a “Cracker.” And I did not mean the saltine variety. After the comment posted I immediately submitted another comment apologizing for using the epithet. I received a comment from a reader that I had never spoken to or remembering him posting a comment on any of my blogs. He told me that “eehard, I don’t always agree with you but I respect you and you should not have suken to his level. Don’t use double standards.”
This immediately hit me hard as I’ve written about the “N” word. I should never have allowed this person’s comment to appear on my blog. When I awoke this morning I immediately went to the computer and deleted the blog. But even up to this point it is not enough.
If anyone happened to see the comment and felt offended, I sincerely apologize and ask your forgiveness! I know that I am better than that and should have been smarter to let someone goad me into becoming something I am not.