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A panel at CPAC on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.

Posted by on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel: It Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks


NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.

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, K. Carl 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?” Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst.

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


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.

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.”

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

The panel continued to be racked in controversy, as an African-American audience member repeatedly challenged the racism on display at this event. CPAC is the marquee conservative conference of the year, with speakers ranging from former Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Senator Marco Rubio.

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If they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess

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babie113
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:22 PM
:-O
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Donna6503
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
SMH

Sorry folks, the Southern Whigs aren't going to have a political comeback any time soon
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brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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Quoting Donna6503:

SMH

Sorry folks, the Southern Whigs aren't going to have a political comeback any time soon

At least some people acted shocked. Then some people clapped :/


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If they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess

gludwig2000
by Gina on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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 Not surprising to hear this. Of course, it doesn't mean that all conservatives feel this way, but lets face it, since Pres. Obama won his first election, things have been getting uglier where race is concerned.

stringtheory
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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This is a real, live, modern-day human? Is there any kind of filtering system for invites to participate? Wtf is wrong with people?!
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Donna6503
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM
You know what's sad, is there are people who will say and think that "Bringing back slavery isn't a racists thing to say ... Just pointing out the benefits of slavery; like low unemployment, doesn't make me racists ... No besides, who doesn't feel that a low unemployment rate in the black community is a good thing?
No one can call me a racists for thinking that a full employment for blacks would be nothing but a blessing for everyone.

Blah blah blah


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Quoting Donna6503:

SMH



Sorry folks, the Southern Whigs aren't going to have a political comeback any time soon

At least some people acted shocked. Then some people clapped :/




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krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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Well now. What an astoundingly stupid piece of shit that guy is, huh? Smh. 

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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Gotta love those good Christians. How dare a woman speak that way to a man? Its almost like she thought she was his... Equal?! Hold me, I'm frightened
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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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And yay!

At least he wasn't from South Carolina.



And to throw in another: I'm sure this putz would be surprised at how mouthy the women supporters of the original republican party were as they were an organization that sought equal rights as well as freedom for slaves. Of course, he doesn't like they women are taught to read. Equal rights for women took a back seat for a while because of that whole civil war mess but I hate when ignorant stupid men think they have a right to be rude just because they think a penis grants intellect and reason to the wearer.
His parents, especially his mother, should be so proud they're suicidal because of a son like that.
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by Mahinaarangi on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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 Carl 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?”


 

That was really disturbing....do people actually believe they did the AA community a favour?  Really??

What is happening to people standing up and telling this wanker to pull his head in?

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