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Nevada Rancher Who Refused To Pay Grazing Fees: "Negroes" Should Be Picking Cotton

 

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This guy, Cliven Bundy, caused a big brouhaha when after 20 years of refusing to pay grazing fees for letting his cattle graze on federally owned land. It's all very complicated, but Jon Stewart will happily get you caught up.

So anyhoo... it turns out that Cliven, the same dude who waved an American flag while saying he doesn't recognize the federal governments existence, is also a big racist.

I know, shocking, right?

Check out what he said:

"I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro," he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, "and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn't have nothing to do. They didn't have nothing for their kids to do. They didn't have nothing for their young girls to do.

"And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?" he asked. "They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I've often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn't get no more freedom. They got less freedom."

He seriously said these things OUT LOUD to a journalist from The New York Times.

(h/t Gawker)

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