House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has found himself in questionable racial territory once again, this time for not voting for a resolution to apologize for slavery in his home state of Louisiana back in 1996:
“Why are you asking me to apologize for something I didn’t do and had no part of?” Scalise is quoted as saying in the newspaper. “I am not going to apologize for what somebody else did.”
That’s right, Scalise. Let’s not acknowledge what this country was built on. Add these recent findings to Scalise speaking to a white supremacist group and voting against Martin Luther King Day, and it seems like you have a bonafide racist. Just the type of guy you want as number three in the Republican party.
Team Blackness also discussed the lack of coverage around Boko Haram, Charlie Hebdo and the concept of satire, and an actual positive story around the homeless in New Orleans.