Clinton Soft-Peddles Robert Byrd’s KKK Membership

It seems that white Americans are becoming much more blatant with their racism. Rand Paul a man who would not vote for the 1964 Civil Rights Bill is defended by fellow Republican Tom Trancaro. As a black immigrant I can be stopped and jailed in Arizona if I do not have the right papers. President Clinton has made his share of racial gaffs, comparing Obama’s primary win in South Carolina with the loosing presidential bid of Jessie Jackson, he stated that despite the fact that there was an continues to be a black middle class, he surmised the Obama would have been a waiter a few decades ago. Now at the funeral of Robert Byrd, he states his membership in the KKK as:
“He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected,” former President Bill Clinton said of Sen. Robert Byrd.

“He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. “And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians,” he added.”

He is one of Byrd “fleeting comments:”

“ I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds. ”

If you look at many sites Republicans are running with that tired line that Democrats are more racist. White people started the KKK it had no political affiliation, beyond raping, torturing, terrorizing and murdering millions of black people. The clan has killed many more American civilians than Al-Qaeda. Instead of whites examining this sickness at the root of American ideology and how it plays out today they finger point and hurl accusations. I hope that more whites get honest about how they feel and instead of apologizing for their “gaffes.” The leopard has not changed his spots.

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