Video: CPAC guy says Blacks “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and asks “why can’t we have segregation?”

March 15, 2013

Warning: This will likely give you a headache. While Republicans joined forces at the Conservative Political Action Conference in an attempt to figure out how to reach out to minorities (for two days now!), a panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach had a difference of opinion. However, the uneasiness was covered up with nervous laughter.

Image: Think Progress

Image: Think Progress











Ha ha. It’s just not funny though.

Think Progress reports:

The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, asked whether Republicans could endorse races remaining separate but equal. After the presenter, KCarl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” 

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

ThinkProgress spoke with Terry, who sported a Rick Santorum sticker and attended CPAC with a friend who wore a Confederate Flag-emblazoned t-shirt, about his views after the panel. Terry maintained that white people have been “systematically disenfranchised” by federal legislation.

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.”

(my bold)

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

He then claimed to be a direct descendent of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

And if by chance you think this is just a one moment-type thing at CPAC, they also tossed out a Black Conservative after he asked about diversity in the Republican Party during a heated discussion.


Apparently the discussion turned into a shouting match. Ironically, the session they attended was titled, “Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?” “Scott Terry of North Carolina, accompanied by a Confederate-flag-clad attendee, Matthew Heimbach, rose to say he took offense to the event’s take on slavery. (Heimbach founded the White Students Union at Towson University and is described as a “white nationalist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.)” TPM reports. 

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Image: TPM









He then proceeded to shout a black woman down.

I’m done. I can’t even write a response. The stupid is too thick in this party. There, I said it.

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  • Kevin McQuain

    There are some excellent comments here and a couple that don’t seem all that well thought out. We have to remember that people of all races believe or accept the basic principles of conservatism. Even when some of those principle go against their own interests. Liberals don’t necessarily agree with every position in the “liberal” thought area. Regarding the people of the South in general and these people specifically, no, not every Southerner holds these beliefs, but enough do to make the general statement valid: These people feel the way they do because they are ignorant, uneducated, biased and most importantly, they CHOOSE TO BELIEVE these lies and distortions and that this treatment of non-whites and white females is acceptable. They are neither Christian nor American. Otherwise, NC’s Tea scumBaggers wouldn’t have tried to pass a law creating a State religion and defying the Constitution. This trend has been growing since Gingrich and his “Contract w/America” nonsense. He gave a voice to this lunatic fringe that was generally ignored as the country grew beyond the McCarthyism era and got past Nixon’s criminal behavior (yet ANOTHER Republican).

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