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Ignorance Begets Ignorance in North Carolina

I'm not sure why Republican North Carolina Congressman Robert Pettinger is apologizing.  He spoke the truth that was in his heart and because he was being interviewed by a white journalist, he felt comfortable saying what he did.  In case you haven't heard, Pettinger told the BBC the "protesters in Charlotte hate white people because white people are successful and they're not."  Yep, that's what he said and then he tried to back peddle with an apology.  He said his intent was to discuss the lack of economic mobility for us because of failed policies.

Well let's examine what he said his INTENT was.  He said he wanted to discuss the lack of economic mobility for blacks because of failed policies.  What specific failed policies was he referring to?  What he failed to mention was the institutionalized racism that exists in North Carolina and the rest of the country. What he failed to mention is his own state has instituted laws to specifically keep minorities…