25 Overtly Racist Moments in Recent News History

Homicide Detective Pinches Eyelids, Nation Cringes

When: November 2007
Network:
Fox News
Analyst: Rod Wheeler
Watch it here: Detective demonstrates "eyes like this"

While attempting to defend the vague, race-based suspect descriptions provided by police departments on a Hannity & Colmes appearance a few years ago, former homicide detective Rod Wheeler did more harm than good. Wheeler crossed a few lines when he depicted the criminal in question, a "Hispanic," as "not a black male, not a Chinese male with his eyes like this," before pulling the skin of his eyes toward his eyebrows. Not the only eyebrows raised during the exchange.

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