Mitt Romney’s nomination is looking more inevitable, and Newt Gingrich is looking increasingly desperate. With his campaign coming to an end, Newt has shown himself to be the candidate most willing to stoop to new lows in appealing to racism. The good news is that – after months of silence from the mainstream media – Gingrich is finally being called out.
Gingrich recently visited an African-American church in South Carolina, where he was bombarded with questions about his racist rhetoric. In a Sunday sermon honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, the pastor of King’s former church accused Gingrich of “scapegoating and race-baiting.” Dr. Raphael Warnock stated, “He is playing an old game that’s part of the Southern strategy.” After finally hearing about Gingrich’s racist statements in the news media, I have one question: In this post-racial America, why did no one call Gingrich out for being a racist before now? [Read more…] about Newt’s exit may be the end of racist politics