Ronald Reagan Makes Racist Comment To Richard Nixon

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  1. Moi621

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/ronald-reagan-racist-audio-nixon-110547900.html

    Ronald Reagan Makes Racist Comment To Richard Nixon
    In Newly Released Audio

    Ronald Reagan (then governor of California) called representatives of an African country’s government “monkeys” in a 1971 telephone call with then-President Richard Nixon, according to a newly released recording of the private conversation.

    “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries. Damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes,” Reagan told Nixon, reportedly in reference to members of the Tanzanian delegation dancing in the United Nations’ General Assembly following its vote to recognize the People’s Republic of China. . . . .



    Let's be honest.
    What sub Sahara nation would anyone wish to live?
    Corruptions on corruptions. Run like fiefdoms.
    Does this really tarnish Reagan or NIXON
    or do they get points for truthiness?
    And
    Are such African politics evident in Afro American politics today?
    Jesse Jackson. Al Sharpton. Maxine Waters. Barak Obama. etc.
    Making Political Service the most profitable.
    Like ruling an African fiefdom.


    Moi
    :oldman:





    No Canada-1.jpg
    Across an immense, unguarded, ethereal border, Canadians, cool and unsympathetic,
    regard our America with envious eyes and slowly and surely draw their plans against us.
     
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    Seriously? Is this really a good idea when Democrats are the party of the Klan? Do they really think we won't find all sorts of interesting things about their legends and heroes? Somebody really didn't think this through, leave the dead alone...
     
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    I already commented in the other thread for the amount I felt it was worth. I am not one to support judging a person from the past on social standards o today.

    In regards to duplicate threads, it really does not matter if yours is better or not. The moderators seem to frown on duplicates. Something about the forum rules or some such thing.
     
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    That was heinous in the past standards as well
     
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    It's a VIDEO in which they redacted the audio for years,Reagans voting record discloses his open racism as he voted against virtually every piece of civil rights legislation he was confronted with.
     
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    Is Reagan even still alive? I'm sure he's not even running for president. Move on.
     
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    I blame the forum for not making "Current Events" clear enough!
     
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    Leave it to Yahoo to dredge up only part of the past.. next they'll be making Howard Cosel references... Or wait, we should start a whole volume on what LBJ said... Or Kennedy... or the other Kennedy... Or the Clintons... Where would it end?
     
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    Brilliant deduction! Congrats. If Reagan said that, then it must certainly be ok for Trump to utter his racist drivel virtually on a daily basis, yes?
     
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    So did the Democrats for 100 years! And racist Obama said this about his grandmother: "she was a typical white person" who has fears about black men. Do you have a problem with THAT?
     
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    What was the full statement by Obama about his grandmother? And does that make it ok for Trump to utter his racist babble on a daily basis?
     
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    Of course a certain portion of our citizens are not bothered by Reagan's 'monkeys' comments.
     
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    In the '70s? Some might have considered it as rude (and certainly racist), but not heinous. Even if he said it in public, he might have gotten a little bit of backlash, but not much....certainly not as much as someone making the same statement today.
     
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    If Reagan said it out loud, he would have gotten more than "a little bit of backlash," but not like he would have been pilloried today.
     
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    And those that are bothered should invest themselves
    in making Sub Sahara nations better places to live
    rather than deny such truths as exist.
     
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    LBJ publicly called the Civil Rights Act the "[n-word] bill"....actually, LBJ has been called the connoisseur of the n-word because he used it so much.
    Nixon publicly linked IQ to race and referred to black people as "Negro bastards" that lived like dogs.
    Carter said he would not try to alter the "ethnic purity" of neighborhood. He was referring to allowing blacks to move into white neighborhoods.
    H.W. Bush referred to his own grandchildren as the "little brown ones". (Jeb's wife was Colombian)

    And nobody cared.
     
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    Reagan was obviously a racist. His language and voting record make that pretty appearant.

    This is one of the reasons he is one of the heros of the republican party.
     
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    I care, so give us the solid evidence (not second hand accounts) that LBJ and Nixon and Carter G. H. W. Bush said those things.
     
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    For most righties racism is a feature, not a bug
     
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    This audio was just released.
     
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    Oh look! You just painted an entire group of people with a broad stroke. Isn't that what racists do?
     
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    What does making Sub Sahara nations better places have got to do with monkeys?
     
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    Trump utters racial epithets all the time.
     

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