"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."
"There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time. I'm going to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I'd just as soon quit talking about it so much."
He strongly opposed affirmative action.
Who could this be but a racist, right wing, Christian Zealot from fly over country?? Well it is the longest serving Senator in the Senate and a Democrat from West Virginia. How could this be? Democrats are supposed to be Pro - African American.
It turns out that you aren't a racist until you oppose a DNC policy regarding race, unless of course you are black and have a mind of your own, then you are an Uncle Tom or an Oreo. Black on the outside and white on the inside, get it, very funny. Democrats have all the best racial slurs.
Now take Robert aka Sheets Byrd he can use the word "white nigger" on Fox news Sunday and not even raise an eyebrow. Trent Lott made a kind statement at the retirement party of another senator who was segregationists half a century ago and was deemed a racist.
(The white nigger term usually pops when someone white uses the n - word and offends someone, which they will immediately say "There are white niggers also" in a feeble attempt to disassociate race with the term. If you are Black the n - word is a term of endearment, ah the complexities of the English Language.)
Robert Byrd was in the KKK until he decided to run for office. He said he lost interest in the KKK, well isn't that convenient. He said his Klan membership was a brief mistake. A brief mistake in which he founded the KKK in Crab Orchard W. Va, recruited 150 new members, was unanimously elected as the Exalted Cyclops, used his position in the KKK to be elected as the Governor of W Va.. Also years later after he had "lost interest" he wrote a letter to the Grand Dragon of the SouthEast Divison of the Clan saying how the clan is needed in Va. and in the rest of the country. Wow what a blunder that was!
Another good example is Arianna Huffington, she complains about the fuel consumption of people driving SUV's but rides around the country in private jets. In her defense "Those planes were going somewhere anyways.". She complains about about tax cuts to the wealthy but she uses every legal loop hole in the book and paid less taxes than a head fry cook at McDonalds, but she talks the talk and is therefore "Okay".
As far as race goes I like to quote MLK " Let a man be judged by the content of his character and not the color of his skin". This is the one thing Sheets and I agree on is affirmative action.
- Robert Byrd will get a 100% rating from the NAACP - whoops that has already happened.
- West Virginia's Black population will remain at a staggering 3% due to a fear of a lynching in a non-election year.
- I will be deemed a racist.