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

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.

  • Luke Chung

    This guy’s head is in the 1860’s…and his HIND QUARTERS!!!

  • Pat n

    Why would that man even stay in that room and try to answer questions. He is still in slave moad. I’m amazed he didn’t call him master. If he had any pride he would have left. Why is he even affillated with the republican party.

  • Amanda GREY

    Republicans are INSANE! These assholes have been in lunacy trip since they can not sustain a decent argument about all their failed policies and can not comprehend how they have been participating in the destruction of america. Republicans are resorting to continuous cognitive dissonance on top of pure paranoid thinking to “explain” their self destructive choices. The asshole in this video might be barely a higschool graduated and thinks he OWNS the truth by reading some right wing propaganda pulled out of a corporate sponsored right wing “scholar”. The GOP is the biggest threat we face in America. Yeap our very own Taliban.

    • Gary Phelps

      Republicans? All of them? An entire group? Come on calm the hell down, you sound like an idot.

      • Steve Brown

        Let’s just say the Republicans who are taking up our airwaves definitely seem to be insane, for sure. You don’t think Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, and Lindsay Graham, aren’t insane? You are kidding yourself if you think these guys a rational human beings…

    • Steve Brown

      insane, brain dead, on a completely insupportable series of thoughts, spoken words, and policies, etc. How have they become so out of touch with the rest of reasonable American people?

      • Kevin McQuain

        They have never been in touch. The Civil War was fought over slavery and economics. The “christian” south believed God was on their side. They lost and have since refused to believe that their god abandoned them because they are so completely wrong. They’ve done everything they can do to keep their insanity alive and you can thank that major jerk-off Gingrich for the state of the country. His bullshit “contract with America” gave these lunatics a real voice where previously, they had been the laughing stock of the country and true advances were being made.

  • Biting Reality

    And the GOP can’t figure out why they are about 20 % of the population and dropping. Yet all they can talk about is “improving their brand” – all persona, no substance or policy. They need to change their acronym to BDP – Bloviating Devolution Party

  • deminthered

    Santorum will be so proud

  • Bridget McCurry

    I am from the South, and I think it’s past time to talk of secession, I think it is time to torch the South again, Seems too many did NOT get the message. I would not wince to see this child swinging in a tree with his privates removed.

    • David Barnes

      I’m from the south too and you’re ignorant if you think this type of mentality only exists here. Stand with the rest of us to get this shit REMOVED instead of helping to spread the stereotype.

  • PlacidAir

    Wow… this guy “studied” — did he really now? There’s just no accounting for that level of stupidity.

  • Anon

    He’s not stupid a all. You should really reword that statement. He wants respect for his race…which he as never gotten.

    • Anomaly 100

      To get respect, you have to earn it. He gets nothin’.

  • BrooklynDame

    The GOP has already written off the African-American community so they don’t have any fear of voter backlash when they make statements like this. Someone in CPAC would have made him shut up if had said something like that about the new targets of GOP “outreach” efforts: Latinos and Asians. Hopefully, they’ll see the vitriol and bile for what it is: the last bastion of a breed of racist old farts who should relegate themselves to an isolated island.

  • Steve Brown

    No kidding! How can any supposedly educated American live and speak with such stupidity? Good Grief! I support free speech but do we have to live with people who are so completely ignorant, thoughtless, even stupid? This guy needs to pull his head out of his ass – if he can – and realize we are now living in the 21st Century, not the 19th Century…

  • 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).