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Tea Party Leader Suggests Blacks Stop "Moaning" About Slavery

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Glynis Racine suggested in a tweet that Blacks use slavery to "b***h and moan" that "the world owes them a living."

Published December 19, 2013

(Photo: Lincoln County Tea Party via Twitter)

Tea Party leader Glynis Racine is the latest winner of the category "Things One Shouldn't Say on Twitter." In a post she later deleted, Racine suggested Wednesday that African-Americans should stop "b****ing and moaning about how the world owes them a living" because the Irish slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries had it worse, the Huffington Post reports.

The post was apparently her tribute to American History Month. In response to some of the backlash, Racine, a member of the Lincoln County Tea Party Patriots, acknowledged that "slavery is a black mark" on the nation's history, but also said that "it's time to move on."

“Glynis is exactly the type of fear mongering leader Fox News and the conservative movement push to the front of their movement," Patrick Davis of Progress Now New Mexico wrote in a blog post. "They shouldn’t be surprised they are having a hard time recruiting Blacks, Hispanics or reasonable people of any color to their side.”

Davis also noted the irony of how before sending the "horribly racist tweet," Racine once gave this bit of advice to her followers: “Don’t tweet anything you don’t want on the news. LOL”

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Written by Joyce Jones


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