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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:34 PM

Once again, Republicans outsource the work of explaining racism to Sen. Tim Scott

Earlier thread: Tim Scott (R-SC): Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because we're silent on things like this.

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Source: Washington Post

Once again, Republicans outsource the work of explaining racism to Sen. Tim Scott

By Eugene Scott
January 11 at 5:05 PM

It took a while. But Republicans have finally spoken out against Rep. Steve King’s (R.-Iowa) offensive politics.

After the New York Times quoted the lawmaker asking why concepts like white supremacy and white nationalism are offensive, top GOP politicians denounced King’s language.


But no Republican has spoken out nearly as strongly as Sen. Tim Scott (R.-S.C.), the only black Republican in the Senate. In an opinion piece, Scott wrote:

“Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism — it is because of our silence when things like this are said. Immigration is the perfect example, in which somehow our affection for the rule of law has become conflated with a perceived racism against brown and black people.”

Scott is right. Republicans aren’t battling accusations of racism solely because of comments like King’s — or, for that matter, President Trump. It’s also because Republican leaders spend more time defending their colleagues against charges of racism than they do speaking out on offensive comments.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/11/once-again-republicans-outsource-work-explaining-racism-sen-tim-scott/

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:38 PM

1. Rethug PartyRacism

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:40 PM

2. Everyone single one of these reps (repugs) need to go on record as being clearly anti racist and ...

bigot-free and respect the values in the constitution and amendments, on record.

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