… We just showed this movie, ‘Red Tails’ across the state in Jacksonville, you know who showed up? Military families. You know what color they were? They were African-American. You know who they brought? Their kids. Finally Hollywood made a movie with patriotic African-American role models. They don’t have any.”—
Rick Tyler, Newt Gingrich SuperPAC chair, in one of the most blatant examples of GOP racism in recent memory. Apparently, African-American children had no role models until Red Tails. I could barely believe what I was watching.
Watch the video for yourself:
I thought Al Sharpton was going to lose his shit completely. I wouldn’t blame him.
Well he is right? I mean seriously… is Fresh Prince of Belaire their role model? or maybe the Green Lantern. This isn’t really racism… just stating a fact.
And then here: