Mon, 06 Jan 2003 18:43:07 GMT

iteration. White House Silent on Racial Controversy. Bill Back, the California Republican party's vice chairman running for the top job, sent out an e-mail newsletter in 1999 that reproduced an essay that said “history might have taken a better turn” if the South had won the Civil War and that “the real damage to race relations in the South came not from slavery, but from Reconstruction, which would not have occurred if the South had won.” [MetaFilter]

I hardly wonder why, i mean given the racism inherent in the system, it is hard to see how they could benefit by admitting to it. i can just imagine how long it would take to coach bush jr. how to not talk like a racist in the middle of a war…

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