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Racist CPAC Attendee Claims White People 'Systematically Disenfranchised:' VIDEO


Conservative activist Scott Terry says he fell in love with his white culture while studying literature at an unnamed university. Also, he believes that the federal government is trying to "systematically disenfranchise" white people. These comments came at a CPAC panel called "Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?", which was dedicated to expanding the Republican Party's reach within minority communities.

As if that's not bad enough, Terry went on to say that black slaves should have been grateful for the food and shelter their white captors provided and admonished a woman for questioning his Tea Party credentials. "I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public," he reportedly said.

ThinkProgress offers more details:

The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, asked whether Republicans could endorse races remaining separate but equal. After the presenter, K. Carl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said "For what? For feeding him and housing him?" Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst.

After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, "why can't we just have segregation?" noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association.

ThinkProgress spoke with Terry, who sported a Rick Santorum sticker and attended CPAC with a friend who wore a Confederate Flag-emblazoned t-shirt, about his views after the panel. Terry maintained that white people have been "systematically disenfranchised" by federal legislation.

When asked by ThinkProgress if he'd accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said "I'd be fine with that." He also claimed that African-Americans "should be allowed to vote in Africa," and that "all the Tea Parties" were concerned with the same racial problems that he was.
At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party's roots, to which Terry responded, "I didn't know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public."

Again, just as a reminder: Terry claims to base his outlandishly, shockingly racist politics on his literature degree, a degree given from an unnamed school for the study of unspecified letters. So Terry either attended KKK U, has a severe case of temporal dyslexia or is just a terrible racist, the type against whom the odds are thankfully stacked.

Watch video of Terry's outburst AFTER THE JUMP

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  1. @David Hearne: I can't agree with that. I'm curious how you came to that conclusion. Your parethetical comments are a sort of perverse interpretation of the quotes ahead of them and are faulty, at best.

    Posted by: LOL | Mar 16, 2013 3:33:20 PM

  2. I didn't care for the dyslexia jab. I don't care for something I've struggled with being casually linked to ignorant bigotry.

    Posted by: HM2 Matt | Mar 16, 2013 4:00:57 PM

  3. The left constantly talks about intolerance, yet you post a video of a man expressing his opinion and can't be TOLERANT of any other opinion.

    Tolerance goes both ways!

    Posted by: Joe | Mar 16, 2013 4:11:18 PM

  4. Is it just me or is this site getting increasingly worse with troll activity? I keep hearing about former regular posters who don't poster here anymore because of the toxic homophobic and racist trolling, and more and more I'm starting to see it for myself. It really drains the experience on here when roughly 60% of the comments in every thread are against gay people, or defend homophobes or racists in this case.

    Gonna have to look for a new gay blog to frequent.

    Posted by: LazerLight | Mar 16, 2013 4:13:16 PM

  5. Lazerlight,
    Do some research. There's so many thriving and stellar gay blogs out there that are a magnet for wonderful discussions and wonderful people. Back in 2008/2009, towleroad was truly the only real viable option as far as gay sites are concerned, today, there are hundreds of extremely stimulating and welcoming ones.

    No joke, some days when I enter this site, the comments make me wonder if I'm on a NOM Conservative forum. Blaming gay hate crime victims. Brutal attacks on openly gay public figures. Defending of notorious anti gay public figures. Couple with a general complacency toward gay rights that you don't find on other gay blogs.

    I love Andy, so I still try to see what he posts on this site, but I have sadly replaced this site with a plethora of other engaging gay blogs out there. Do your research and find one that suits you. You won't regret it.

    Posted by: CaliDreaminGal | Mar 16, 2013 4:21:29 PM

  6. LazerLight -

    Let's guess: your definition of a troll is someone who disagrees with you? Right? That only plays on DU, so if you go there be sure to luxuriate in the presence of those with like minds, until you disagree with one of the head biitches that is, then you'll be banned.

    Standing up for the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of association is not trolling, nor is it homophobic. It's grown up. You may not have experienced this, especially if you are a campus lifer or someone with a degree in basket weaving or gender studies.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 16, 2013 4:46:37 PM

  7. LOL - I came to those interpretations through experience. If your experience is to the contrary, feel free to make specific references to your experiences and how you think that negates mine. As it stands, you made what you think sounds like a thoughtful response which contains little in the way of substance.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 16, 2013 4:48:18 PM

  8. CaliDreaminGal -

    "Blaming gay hate crime victims."


    "Brutal attacks on openly gay public figures. "


    "Defending of notorious anti gay public figures. "

    Defending a constitutional principal or government policy which is supported by an anti-gay politician is not the same thing as being anti-gay. Yes, if I have the choice between a homophobic officer who will enforce immigration laws and respect the First and Second Amendment and some gay or pro-gay politicians who is otherwise a worthless POS in violation of his oath of office, I will support the politician who supports the Constitution every time.

    "Couple with a general complacency toward gay rights that you don't find on other gay blogs."

    Priorities is not complacency. If I have to make a choice between a candidate who is for gay marriage but will vote for amnesty and open borders, then I will vote for the candidate who opposes gay marriage but supports the US Constitution, the law, and our border. It suck to have to make such choices, but it's called being an adult.

    Long term Constitutional principles will support gay rights. There is no need to compromise on the Constitution to get gay rights a year or two sooner. We have waited a long time, a couple of years won't kill us.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 16, 2013 4:56:17 PM

  9. I think the one good thing about this video is that it looks like the audience was disgusted by what the man said. It seems like his extremist opinions belond to an extremist that's reassuring.

    Posted by: | Mar 16, 2013 6:18:03 PM

  10. We're all born ignorant, but most of us grow out of it through education, humility, and some introspection. Growing up and being an adult means taking into account our own individual prejudices. Being a part of a multicultural planet means having a rich cultural heritage for the human race, which is a great gift for anyone who loves to be a part of it. People so focused on navel-gazing reveal disturbing elements in the human psyche, prone to projection and lacking enough self-awareness to ask themselves why it's always someone else's fault that they're so bitter and resentful. These people are bitter babies who can't take responsibility for their own behavior. Meanwhile they miss the treasures that all the races and cultures have to offer. The more these people are exposed, the better we can see who NOT to emulate.

    Posted by: stranded | Mar 16, 2013 8:51:15 PM

  11. Are these the same people that said "if you can't find a boyfriend --go Asian?"

    Posted by: Tim | Mar 16, 2013 9:44:07 PM

  12. MuscleModel: Guess it is a fringe -- like the gays who get off on muscles.

    Posted by: Joe | Mar 16, 2013 9:50:37 PM

  13. @NotA

    1 weirdo?

    Uhm, rand paul won Cpac straw poll with 24-25% of the vote while the most popular Republican governor in the nation over all and is Gov of a Blue state = Christ came in 4th with 7%

    ^ sure seems like a whole heaping ton of whackadoos at CPAC

    Posted by: Moz's | Mar 16, 2013 11:40:55 PM

  14. Not being able to keep black people as slaves, or enforce segregation, or prevent voting rights does NOT mean you, as a white person, are being discriminated against. Pride is not about keeping others down.

    Posted by: Ajai | Mar 16, 2013 11:44:18 PM

  15. AJAI

    "Not being able to keep black people as slaves,"

    Try to stay in the present.

    " or enforce segregation,"

    There is a difference between enforcing segregation and freedom of association. The government may not force me to associate with someone I don't want to associate with. The government may not enforce a law which says that I cannot associate with someone I want to associate with. See the difference?

    " or prevent voting rights"

    No one prevented voting rights in the last election. Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'DOnnell are unrepentant liars on this subject.

    "NOT mean you, as a white person, are being discriminated against."

    Telling American students that they can't wear an American flag to school because it might upset the Mexicans is discrimination.

    Ignoring the fact that blacks make almost every public school in which they are a majority dysfunctional at a minimum and a dangerous hellhole at worst is discrimination.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 16, 2013 11:57:17 PM

  16. If you want the cozy and familiar why are you advocating gay marriage? If it happens expect people to get pretty wild. Trolls are anyone who disagrees with you. That's life. You can't control everything Mary.

    Posted by: Joe | Mar 17, 2013 12:27:21 AM

  17. And everyone talks about "loving Andy" He's invisible -- by choice or cowardice.

    Posted by: Spike | Mar 17, 2013 12:31:20 AM

  18. Ah, Promise Keepers. The skid marks in America's underpants.

    Posted by: FFS | Mar 17, 2013 1:26:31 AM


    Posted by: Adi Schlebusch | Mar 17, 2013 2:17:36 AM

  20. I think 1 person clapped. Everyone else gasped in dismay some laughed nervously. I think you do a disservice to your readers to say " Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst." They didn't.

    Posted by: Rick Martin | Mar 17, 2013 3:05:57 AM

  21. It's kind of sad how many comments of tacit support there are here. Reverse racism? smh
    And to the Asian poster who wrote about evolving to a better place that allows white people to celebrate their culture.........just truly pathetic.

    Posted by: tere | Mar 17, 2013 3:28:08 AM

  22. I love that cpac allowed Frederick Douglas republicans but not lcr or go"proud" to attend

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Mar 17, 2013 3:32:33 AM

  23. I don't like racism and I don't like affirmative action. They are both ways of judging people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character.

    Posted by: andrew | Mar 17, 2013 4:40:01 AM

  24. That David Hearne guy is quite the hard case, ain't he?

    Posted by: Craig | Mar 17, 2013 5:19:04 AM

  25. Has this place gotten this bad? People in the comments absolving this man of racism because he can't celebrate "white culture?" Or justifying segregation through "freedom of association." God, I guess CPAC's not the only place brimming with racists.

    Posted by: Leonard jones | Mar 17, 2013 7:23:26 AM

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