In a recent interview, Rep. Charlie Rangel spoke at length about the Tea Party, comparing them to segregationists in the Jim Crow south.

And he used “white crackers” to describe them.

From Salon:

Rangel, D-N.Y., was asked how to fight back against tea partiers, and he responded that the best way is to use the same tactics the Civil Rights movement did during the Jim Crow era.  “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police,” he said. “They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break.”

Read more at Salon


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