Wednesday letters: Black people are the most racist in U.S.

June 11, 2014 

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Most of us realize the dirty little secret that the black community is the most racist group in the country. U.S. Rep. James Clyburn’s recent suggestion that the pigment of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s skin should be an overriding factor in how he votes demonstrates that color trumps belief within the black community.

Sen. Scott has the courage to vote his ideals and serves as a voice for all of his constituents, not just the correctly pigmented group that determines Mr. Clyburn’s voting decisions.

While our president can discuss Trayvon Martin or Donald Sterling, I never heard him mention a group of black youths beating a white youth nearly to death in Five Points. When Paul Ryan mentions changing inner city culture, he is a racist. Yet the race-baiting Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can use the black community with impunity to raise money for their personal benefit.

This, even though black-on-black crime is rampant and 70 percent or more of black children are born out of wedlock, whites just don’t understand the “culture.” Alas, I realize that an excuse for Mr. Clyburn’s remarks is being spun within the media, and the only people who truly can be called racists are white.

Larry Miller

West Columbia

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