Mitt Romney is racist

Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Campbell rates the racist credentials of the Republican Party presidential nominees.

What happened to the party of Abraham Lincoln? There was a time when Republicans stood up for African-Americans. But the quartet of leading contenders for the party's presidential nomination have engaged in some pretty disgusting racist behavior that demonstrates the GOP doesn't like black people.

Long before he was the presumed frontrunner for the White House and Massachusetts' governor, Mitt Romney was actively spreading his Mormon faith. At the time, church leaders preached that dark skin was a curse from God. Between 1966 and 1968, Romney was a missionary in France. He believed and taught that God was so displeased with "spirit children" who remained neutral in the war against Lucifer that he turned their skin black.

Then you have Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who think it is OK to pick on African-Americans on welfare. When Gingrich was recently on MSNBC's Meet the Press, the Republican candidate insulted black people by claiming Barack Obama is "the most successful food stamp president in American history." During a campaign stop in Sioux City days before the Iowa primary, Santorum singled out African-Americans as welfare recipients before a mostly white audience.

"I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money," Santorum said. It might come as a shock to Newt and Rick, but 39 percent of welfare recipients are white and 17 percent are Hispanic. Stop accepting the stereotype that poor black folks are always looking for a government handout, you mindless wonders.

The fourth candidate, Ron Paul, believes Lincoln should never have gone to war to end slavery. When anchor Tim Russert confronted Paul, the former Texas congressman stuck to his guns. He wants people to believe that the federal government might have avoided the Civil War if it had bought all the slaves from the South and freed them. Paul claims the conflict is the reason "hatred" among blacks and whites "lingered for 100 years," casually ignoring the fact that plantation owners believed they had a constitutional right to own blacks like farm animals. Selling their slaves would not have changed that mentality.

As president, Paul would chain black people in this country and send the people of Latino descent back to the places they came from, whether they were born in the United States or not. If he gets elected, I'm moving my family to the Bahamas.

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scott.huminski

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Xylina Stewart
Xylina Stewart

Democrats want us to be dependent on the Federal Goverment such as welfare and other problems, and rob the working citizens on income tax/taxes in general. What about the working class who don't want to have welfare and want to work and feed themselves and not have to depend on the government. Maybe if they lowered taxes so the working people in this country can afford to feed their kids and themselves without dependency on the government. If people don't want to help themselves or truly try and just pop out kids they can not afford with no responsibility.

S. Borneman
S. Borneman

If you are going to make quotes, then make sure your quotes are factual. Percentages by race receiving welfare are as follows: Black 39.8%, White 38.8%, Hispanic 15.7%, Other 3.3%, Asian 2.4%. The fact that you want to reveal other percentages of races (inaccurately I may add), but not willing to reveal your own race... who's the racist? So, the Black race is still the highest race by percentage to collect welfare. Do the research yourself. Poor Luther Campbell, do you think because you are mindless that others are mindless as well and unable to do the research for themselves. You just make a fool out of yourself with that quote.

Victoria Sethunya
Victoria Sethunya

There are Mormons who are not racist. Looking at how Governor has performed on debates I think he would agree with those who say he is or he is not racist, even those who do not know whether he is or not.

Victoria Sethunya
Victoria Sethunya

If we become upset at those who find Mormonism to still be racist or not racist, the dialogue stops and big questions will emerge that Governor Romney will not be prepared for.

The Governor himself has proved to be uncertain on many of the social issues that he has been asked about. In other words, outside of Mormon Racism, he has other mountains to climb.

Obama is RACIST...!!!
Obama is RACIST...!!!

The most racist President this country HAS EVER HAD is sitting in the White House RIGHT NOW...!! Barack Obama has divided our country along racial lines unlike we've ever seen in her history, he is shameless in his hate for white people. Look at his AG Eric Holder who states, "White on black crime is a hate crime. Black on white crime will not be pursued as a hate crime!" They have set the U.S. back over 50 years in race relations. There was a time when the man who was President had honor, integrity, sacrifice and duty in all that he did to further our country. Not this President Obama, he is a tool who has been used more times than a common street whore, SHAME ON OBAMA...!!!

Sergius Yusef
Sergius Yusef

let the race war begin. and it has been proven white genetics are weak compared to black white people have right to fear ... they are inferior genetically. and the worst thing to ever happen to the planet. if they go down there taking the whole planet with them. siiiicckkkkk but it boils down to there genetics they cant help it there inferior. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0...

loishapi
loishapi

Mr. Campbell, I don't know who you are but found you by Googling a question representative, once again, of what's eating away at my hope for a better world "Is Romney racist?", subsequent to Googling "Are Mormons racist?". Why? I am just a dumb white Canadian senior sitting up here on the west coast of Canada overlooking a piece of the Pacific and a scattering of islands belonging to both countries - yours and mine. Like the rest of those talking heads with microphones and/or guns who label themselves Republicans, then add Christian as if that's important in an election to public office, there is something sinister, dark and foreboding in the tonal shift of Romney's voice when he utters the words "President Obama" it makes my friendly but protective little dog growl. This tonal toxic shift in voice is pumping the airwaves of daily life like recycled air in a crowded airplane. I do not recognize this world we live in today, but I do recognize that voice. The first time I encountered it was 1969 on my first road trip, with friends, from Toronto Canada to Florida. I had entered a diner somewhere in Dade County to order lunches to go. I could not understand why the black customers kept their heads down seated at the counter beside me, why the white customers seated along the windows were all staring at me until the white guy behind the counter - the owner I thought - pointed at me and waved me towards him as he spoke loudly enough for everyone to hear his mocking tone "whites don't get served back there, see the sign? only blacks". I remember I froze as if I had lost my footing; rage gripped me and I wanted to fight; big brown eyes staring back at me as if to say "run for your life". That's what I did.

Marvin
Marvin

'I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man."

Abe Lincoln--

Marvinminsky
Marvinminsky

umm, abe linconl thought blacks had the IQ of apes...Ok, that's a bit of a hyperbole, but he did clearly express his disdain from blacks and his doubts that they were as smart as white people.

craig
craig

The TRUTH hurts!

Tiuh
Tiuh

it is sad that you want to pass this as serious journalism

Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet
Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet

Mitt Romney comes off as the more dangerous, in that he actually BELIEVES his own racism, believing enough, to preach it door to door, as late as 1968. Spirit Children. That's scary.

Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet

jewels
jewels

get off this planet you jerk!

tim3500
tim3500

There is only one racist here that I know of Luther,and it's you.

Wadsworth2
Wadsworth2

What a jackass. If you don't have the intellectual capacity to do proper research you'd best keep quiet and not confirm your lack of knowledge. First, your comment on Mitt Romney is wrong; that was never the position of the Mormon church. Second, George Romney, Mitt's father was one of the leading white politicians in the Civil Rights movement and took considerable heat over it at the time. He passed those values on to his son.

Marino
Marino

start packing, you are the racist one. the race card thing is getting old...

Firebird2
Firebird2

*groans* Not all Mormons are racist and not all racists are Mormons. And one of the facts that people tend to overlook about Joseph Smith and his running for president is that he purposed using funds from the selling of lands in the west to free all the slaves. That does not sound racist to me, in fact that sounds very equatable and fair. Sadly the idea was kicked to the wayside and the Civil War occurred.

It should not be forgotten that America has a history of racism as it is, it just doesn't reside just with Mormons or with any one religious belief. Don't forget it took the Southern Baptists till at least 1995 to renounce the concept that their was a separate heaven for blacks. But people tend to want to kick Mormons around because of the fact that's its ideas are different than how others tend to worship and believe.

beachbunny
beachbunny

laughing out loud! of course in your victim mind every one is a racist even Herman Caine right I really do feel sorry for you and im not really laughing

Tsaot
Tsaot

This claim that Romney is a racist because he was a Mormon before 1978 is insulting. My parents were both members of the church during that time, are they racists? Was I raised in a mixed race family of racists? This entire argument is baloney.

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Tessy
Tessy

If this comment holds any "Truth", why have we not heard this on the mainstream??

J
J

I'm an active Mormon and the author's statement about my faith's view on African-Americans is simply is not true. One can cite obscure quotes from former church leaders about the reasons for withholding the Priesthood, but those were speculative opinions from well-meaning, yet misinformed individuals. It is true that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has never given an official reason for why the ban was in place. All I can say is that when the ban was taken away, it was one of the happiest times in church history, so much so that the declaration is one of the only two LDS scriptures canonized in the 20th century.

It is true that there are racist people which exist in all cross-sections of society, of which I am sad to admit members of my church are not immune. However, perpetuating an doctrinal teaching that is not true does not lead to greater understanding and peace among all of us as Americans.

Thanks,

John Wilson

Check out the personal testimonies of numerous black Mormons here: http://mormon.org/people/find/...

inez tyler
inez tyler

What makes you think Ron Paul would put Black people in chains? He has said that if elected, he would free all people who are currently under the control of the Federal criminal system due to non-violent drug charges. This would free more Black people than the Civil War did.

And speaking of the Civil War, you claim that forcing slave owners to sell their slaves would not have changed the slave owners' beliefs about Black people. Did the Civil War change their beliefs? Please explain.

inez tyler
inez tyler

What makes you think Ron Paul would put Black people in chains?

Rick Hernadez
Rick Hernadez

I'm Cuban, and I live in Miami, and I agree with you a hundred percent and I love your article, thanks...

YoYoFishing
YoYoFishing

Mormon trolls are out smearing any writer who tells the truth about racist Mormons. And Mormons aren't just racist, they're hypocrites, too. For example, in the twinkle of an eye Mormons tens of millions of dollars to fight same-sex marriage and simply IGNORE tens of thousands of polygamists in their own backyard. Mormon communities are overrun with "lost boys" who are expelled from fundamentalist Mormon sects so older men can marry "child brides". If you doubt what I say, pick up a copy of the documentary film Banking On Heaven, many libraries carry it.

colq101
colq101

None of this makes any difference. dude you wasted so much of everybody's time with your dumb ass stories of ol' narcissistic luke. It's way too late for you to have any effect on anyones vote.

Alluvit
Alluvit

Luke do you pay The Miami Times to publish your stuff? Has to be.

Thbroome
Thbroome

Luther Campbell is racist!

Henry
Henry

You have a cottage industry of racism. Bush saw terrorist around every corner and you see racism where there is none. If racism were to disapear you would be out of work, and you are not about to have that happen.

mabella
mabella

You shouls know, racism is the only theme you write about.How about some scathing journalism regarding dead beat dads. You could interview yourself!

Brhoo2006
Brhoo2006

Ron Paul is not racist people are twisting his words to make him look like it the NAACP publicly stated that they do not beleive Ron Paul is racist...it does not fit his charachter!! he also is so far the ONLY politician who will not accept tax breaks and extra benifits as a congressional privaledge..that doesnt sound like a racist goose stomping cross burner to me..now all the other candidates f**** em i hope Ron Paul gets elected Obama isnt what he says he is black ppl are still suffering even with him in office...Ron Paul doesnt want to bring Black people down he wants to cut wlefare in order to get us on track which has been a difficult task due to all the tradgedies we as a people have endured.Too many brothers and sisters get trapped in that welfare hole and dont know how to get out and hustle..I am not saying welfare needs to be eliminated 100% but there needs to be a time limit also black people need to help each other out more!! thats one of the reasons we are kept down so much especially here in miami!! i know because it has happened to me!!..yes there is white racism but also we as a people need to start banding together. Ron Paul wants to stop sending our boys to die for nato and the EU who..except for england and canada give us NO help in maintaing world peace,,I am black..I am proud to be black and grateful that we had a black president but its time for the rest of the world to handle its own mess America is the most generous nation on the planet we send hospital ships to poverty stricken countries we take out dictators and despots we give opressed people weapons and training to fight for their rights and how do they thank us? by blowing us up and shooting at us..its time we take care of American Black people,White people,Latins and Asian in our borders and we get past all this black/white..democrat/republican..class warfare before we go try to solve somebody elses issues.....

ajtdonahue
ajtdonahue

We are the only country that ended slavery with war. We lost 600,000 lives when other countries just purchased the slaves and set them free. Yeah, your right Mr. Luther it makes sense to have that many people die when the rest of the world had a better solution. I guess I'm racist too.

Neusa
Neusa

I don't care if the next president is a racist or not, I met in my life all kind of racist, white, black and even yellow. If he is honest it won't bother. I hope the next president, balance our import/export, easy taxes for small/medium business, open immigration only for those with a skill that cannot be fulfilled by an american, make the benefits equal for everybody, e.g. pension available only for ONE wife, if your religion permits you have several wives the extras will be your own problem, open credit for small farmers, ( we import way too much vegetables) and I could point hundreds of other ideas.

Fuhrer Mauritz
Fuhrer Mauritz

I think those stats are wrong. Of course, anyone who is white will try to assume that all blacks are on welfare, when we all aren't.

Will Rogers
Will Rogers

Yeah, Obama is racist. Just look at his WHITE vice-President, his WHITE Secretary of State, his WHITE chief of staff, and, oh yeah, HIS WHITE MOM!

Tiuh
Tiuh

i agree that this "article" is bs, but the race card is not old, it still roams the world and that is a very sad thing

J305FL
J305FL

How about you actually point out what you think is wrong in his article and back up your counter argument with sources. Oh wait, that involves thinking, never mind.

independent
independent

damn right!! ron paul is NOT a racist...a racist would be all about taking tax breaks and congressional benefits and making minorities "pay what they owe"...Ron Paul is hopefully gonna get America back on track we have been waaaaaay too generous when dealing with the international community..since China wants to step it up..let them..they can deal with radical islam and a 2 faced EU

nonracistcracker
nonracistcracker

I would suggest you stop thinking then fuhrer mauritz. but i guess that would require you to actually do some research of your own. ignorance is often sadly humorous. Its difficult to read comments from people who seem to be looking for the oppurtunity to call a white person a racist. 

nonracistcracker
nonracistcracker

so according to will rogers, if my dad is black & mom is white, as long as i work with some black people, i can be racist all i want???? 

Missy
Missy

Have you seen it??? Oh my!!! Have you seen it? The race card?? Do it go in your pocket? Or in your wallet? Who made this term up? Who? Now I know that some cries of racism are not legit...but with the history and present state of America...it is very possible that it was racism..not always...but possible! So when a white person cries racism are they using that card too? Or do this only apply to non-white people blacks in particular??...I don't know what a race card is....I ask again who made up that dam term???....but I do know what racism is....now I've seen that!!

Tony
Tony

whats wrong with the article is that he calls people racists for pointing out the obvious that blacks are grossly overrepresented in a these give away government programs. I am shocked to see that both legal and illegal immigrants who cant speak English manage to find jobs yet blacks some how always need a handout. Quit crying quit calling everyone a racist and go get a job and when you get one dont spend the coin on 22 inch rims and flat screen tvs actually support all the illigitamate children running around da projects

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Missy
Missy

Is it really only black people that do this? Are you sure of this? In my city meth heads can't find jobs. White guys got rims in the suburb and the city and baby mamas on handouts..have you seen Teen Mom? Or are those type of people not truly white. You don't count them huh? Projects? They are there too and their kids out of wedlock run around "da projects" barefoot with greasy hair. No lie you have to see it! I ride pass their in the summer. I've seen it! Are you mad because blacks are achieving the so called American dream now? I love Black Enterprise magazine it's very enlightening and no we are not all sports players and entertainers..now look at that!

 
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