A white southern male at the CPAC conservative convention this afternoon, during a diversity break-out session, defended white pride, segregation, and slavery in dialogue with a black conservative. Stunning. And other CPAC attendees were giving him support. Even more stunning.
Notice that the white guy saw no reason to apologize for slavery. After all, it provided black people with housing and food. The white guy’s name, by the way, is Scott Terry. He’s 30-years-old. Pathetic.
But it gets worse. ThinkProgress interviewed him after his public remarks and reports the following:
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.”
It’s such a relief to see the Republican Party’s neurosis and resentment ping-ponging among themselves and not infecting the rest of the country and the world (which is what would have happened had Barack Obama not won reelection).
The saddest part of this for me is the guy’s age. How can someone born in 1983 talk like a white southerner born in 1923? My guess: he was home schooled and missed the news that all humans on earth share a common African father going back just sixty thousand years ago.
Did you know that?