Racist Republican Promotes Slavery & Segregation at CPAC
By Tim Peacock
|CPAC Participant Scott Terry|
At the height of disagreement and turmoil in the Republican party post-November, the last thing the party needs is yet another reason for moderates to abandon the party; alas, it seems that extreme right conservatives just can’t leave well enough alone. During a CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) panel discussing race yesterday, 30-year-old audience member Scott Terry from North Carolina single-handedly set back the Republican movement to be more inclusive by decades. During the audience-participation-style discussion, Terry rose to ask a question and in the process defended segregation, slavery, and the subjugation of women.
ThinkProgress spoke with Terry, who sported a Rick Santorum sticker and attended CPAC with a friend who wore a Confederate Flag-emblazoned t-shirt, about his views after the panel. Terry maintained that white people have been “systematically disenfranchised” by federal legislation.
When asked by ThinkProgress if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was.
At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party’s roots, to which Terry responded, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.”
Still not convinced? Here’s the video where Terry exemplifies every problem the Republican party is currently facing in keeping their current base happy while trying to bring in new blood: