We hear a lot of racists claim that they aren’t racist, the real racists are the ones who accuse them of racism. One might thing this is a new argument, but George Wallace, who might as well have worn a white sheet and hood to the governor’s office in Alabama every day, made this exact same argument, word for word, in 1968.
These days I often hear conservatives say that "the real racists are the ones who call other people racists." Here is notoriously racist Alabama governor George Wallace using that exact same talking point in 1968: pic.twitter.com/xPQujrb3SG
— Arlen Parsa (@arlenparsa) June 24, 2018
Also George Wallace: “In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” Nah, he wasn’t racist at all. And you’re a racist if you think he was! Heck, I bet there wasn’t a single racist bone in his body. In fact, he was the least racist person you will ever meet. Right, Donald Trump?