Berry, the former chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights, spoke Wednesday at a legal conference held by the American Constituion Society, entitled: “The Road from Lincoln to Obama: The Constitution and the New Birth of Freedom.”
She began her remarks like this:
Welcome. Today I have to tell you that even though I am black, I am not bitter. (Scattered laughter).
Bitter some of the time, but not here.
And I would tell you that the guy who made the comments sent me an email last night, in a supposed apology, which is even funnier, but I won’t take up the time.
Here’s the video:
According to a Justice Department report released this week, Tanner told a colleague over email that he liked his coffee “Mary Frances Berry style — black and bitter.”
Seems like the right way for Berry to play it.