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Washington Post: Rick Perry and race: Haley Barbour's example

On October 6, 2011, the Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart wrote:

As The Post reported Monday, Perry has a complicated record on matters of race.He appointed the first African American to the state Supreme Court. And then made him chief justice. Perry’s pick for the Texas A&M Board of Regents became his alma mater’s first black chairman. But the “Niggerhead” controversy is one in a series of troubling revelations about the long-serving Lone Star governor.

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And the folks over at American Bridge 21st Century, a progressive research group that focuses on the words and deeds of Republicans, brought to my attention a 2007 Associated Press story about a celebration of Perry’s second full term as governor that featured musician Ted Nugent “wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers.. . .”

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