Category: Racism

Are Republicans Racist? These stories explore GOPs attitudes on race.

GOP Rep Promotes Neo-Nazi on Twitter

Steve King (R-Iowa) retweeted a well-known neo-Nazi on Tuesday.  The move was part of an ongoing pattern by the congressman of promoting the views of openly white supremacist or racist individuals (see here for examples).

King tweeted: “Europe is waking up… Will America… in time?” –  linking to an anti-immigrant tweet from radical activist Mark Collett.  Collett is one of England’s most high-profile white supremacists.  Featured in the documentary “Young, Nazi and Proud,”  Collett expressed his admiration for Adolf Hitler, and says he considers AIDS a “friendly disease because blacks, drug users and gays have it.”

Congressman King, a long time Republican, has long endorsed the discredited consipracy theory that Barak Obama was a foreign born muslim, and defended keeping a Confederate Flag on his desk in the weeks following Dylan Roof’s race-inspired shooting of a church.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-king-white-nationalist-neo-nazi-retweet_us_5b200eaee4b0adfb826e8e40

GOP Candidate Calls Diversity “Bunch of Crap,” “UnAmerican”

A Republican House candidate in New Jersey called diversity “a bunch of crap” and an “un-American” idea, according to a video obtained by Philly.com

Seth Grossman, who is running to represent New Jersey’s  2nd Congressional District, went further, explaining:

“Now what diversity has become, it’s been an excuse by Democrats, communists, and socialists, basically, to say that we’re not all created equal; that some people, if somebody is lesser qualified, they will get a job anyway or they’ll get into college anyway because of the tribe that they’re with, what group, what box they fit into,” Grossman continued in the footage.

See full story on The Hill

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/391687-nj-gop-house-candidate-calls-diversity-a-bunch-of-crap