Congresswoman Says She Wasn’t Aware “Great White Hope” Has Racist Connotation – Jenkins defends great white hope – Jezebel

Newsflash: Republican congresspeople are idiots, or racists, or both.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins said the party was looking for their “great white hope” and later claimed that she didn’t know the phrase was racist, used against boxer Jack Johnson way back in the day.

I already knew Republicans are racist, but I’m extremely amused by the idea that they are so ignorantly accidentally racist.

Questions for my (few) readers: Do you think Rep. Jenkins really didn’t know it was racist? Do you think she should/could have known better? Do you think she was just seeing what she could get away with saying?

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