CPAC argues over the ingratitude of slaves

CPAC’s “Trump the Race Card” confab.

I — it seems to like you’re reaching out to voters not gettin’ with the program you’re offering us at the expense of young white Southern males like myself — my demographic. Um, I studied literature, English literature ‘n stuff, and as I read about the past, I really came to love my people and my culture. And that — I know that’s anathema, I mean I know that’s bad to say. Yeah, so, so my question would be, I mean I feel like my people, my demographic, are being systematically disenfranchised. And furthermore — ya know — people like the lady over here in the red shirt applaud and say “Yay that’s good.” My problem is, why can’t we be more like Booker T. Washington Republicans? His famous statement that ‘Let’s be unified like a hand but separate like the fingers’?

The questions is, ‘Why can’t we be more unified by Booker T. Washington Republicans, versus Frederick Douglass?’ They call Booker T. Washington the second Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was the originator. Okay? So when you study Douglass — Douglass was not –

How about about unity and diversity?

What about it?

Why can’t we . .? Why can’t we be . . ?

Douglass talked about that. Give you an example. Here’s an example — when Douglass escaped from slavery, I think 10 years or 20 years after he escaped from slavery, he writes a letter to his former slave master and says “I forgive you. For all the things you did to me.”

For giving him shelter and food all those years?


Think Progress:

After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, “why can’t we just have segregation?” noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association . .

When asked by ThinkProgress if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was.

At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party’s roots, to which Terry responded, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.”

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