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Tancredo: Abolish Congressional Black Caucus

I understand that Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) was also upset back in college because his school had no White Student Union…

WASHINGTON – White House hopeful Tom Tancredo said Thursday the existence of the Congressional Black Caucus and other race-based groups of lawmakers amounts to segregation and should be abolished.

“It is utterly hypocritical for Congress to extol the virtues of a colorblind society while officially sanctioning caucuses that are based solely on race,” said the Colorado Republican, who is most widely known as a vocal critic of illegal immigration.

“If we are serious about achieving the goal of a colorblind society, Congress should lead by example and end these divisive, race-based caucuses,” said Tancredo, who is scheduled pitch his longshot presidential bid this weekend in New Hampshire.

Since when have we extolled a colorblind society?  We extol equality regardless of color, but we don’t pretend that color doesn’t exist.  These caucuses exist to work with and champion the legislative needs of minority citizens.  (I wonder how he felt about all the female senators sitting down with Diane Sawyer the other night?  Should we be a genital-blind society, too, Tom?)

This is just another straight white Republican crying in his beer over the loss of their majority, pure and simple.

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