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- Feb 19, 2001
Rand Paul speech awkwardly reminds us of 'Accidental Racist'
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MSNBC Host Chris Hayes put it perfectly: as attempted racial outreaches, they were both admirable and cringe-worthy. Paul Rand is getting some flack over his Wednesday appearance at the historically black Howard University. Despite spending all his time Randsplaining the Civil Rights movement to an audience of some of America's brightest young students, Paul really stirred up the heat when he claimed: "I've never wavered in my support for civil rights or the Civil Rights Act," which would sound really nice if it were even the littlest bit true. Paul infamously attacked provisions of the bill banning discrimination by private businesses to Rachel Maddow in 2010. So, if you're looking to feel uncomfortable today, we'd recommend "Accidental Racist." It's a much shorter video. [Source]