The GOP Is Stuck on 'Stupid'

Straight Up: It's past time for the party to step into the real world and start facing the facts.

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The right wing might take heed of the homespun black wisdom of Alberta Roberts, who went on to tell Gwaltney: "Play is pretending that what's out here is not really out here. If you are black you just cannot make it like that because we can't buy our way out of things or make somebody say square is round." I suppose when you're accustomed to having power and then that grip starts to weaken, it's harder to keep track of when "you're playing."

Lawrence D. Bobo is the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. 

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