In the Categories Which Matter Most, Ron Paul Will Treat Minorities Better than Obama
Beyond the Newsletters … How Do People of Color View Ron Paul?
The mainstream media says Ron Paul is a racist.
Granted, some of the newsletters written by others and published by Paul appear to be racist. And there are other actions that could be viewed as racist as well.
But Paul voted to recognize Martin Luther King day as a public holiday, the only time in history that the Congressman has ever voted for something that is not explicitly authorized in the Constitution. Paul has also publicly praised Martin Luther King as his hero on many occasions spanning back 20 years.
Is that the behavior of a racist?
And – at the same time the “racist” newsletters were released – Paul was publicly giving speeches decrying the racist drug war. Ron Paul stated that drugs should be legal and that drugs were illegal for two reasons. One of the reasons was a racist campaign to create the means to target minorities for arrest and imprisonment by making their drug of choice illegal:
Indeed, the latest CNN/ORC poll finds that Paul scores highest amongst minorities when matched up against Barack Obama in a hypothetical election head to head. Paul scores 25% of the vote amongst non-whites, whereas Romney polls at 20% and Gingrich gets 15%.
The president of the Austin, Texas branch of the NAACP – asked directly if Ron Paul was a racist, replied:
“No I don’t.”
He added that he had heard Ron Paul speak out about police repression of black communities and mandatory minimum sentences on many occasions...