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Monday, December 19, 2005

Larry King on Black Conservatives

I was going through some files from 1993, and ran into a paragraph in a Project 21 activity report from that year that I thought I'd share on the blog, since the man who said it (somehow) remains on national television:
Soon after [Rush] Limbaugh ran clips of the press conference on television, a caller to the Larry King radio program mentioned Project 21 on the air. Never having heard of the project, Larry King made several snide remarks, saying that black conservatives must "meet in a phone booth," black conservatives are just people who "want to be white," and that to be a black conservative is equivalent to being "a Jewish anti-Semite."
Let us all be grateful that Larry King usually deals with topics that don't matter to anyone, and hope that, 12 years later, he's at least a little bit wiser.

Posted by Amy Ridenour at 9:19 PM

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