Ron Paul newsletter: LA riots ended because blacks went “to pick up their welfare checks”

January 10, 2008 at 6:03 pm in Politics

After brewing on blogs for a few days, the story that will completely deep six Ron Paul’s already ailing Republican Presidential bid has finally hit the home page of CNN:

A series of newsletters in the name of GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul contain several racist remarks — including one that says order was restored to Los Angeles after the 1992 riots when blacks went “to pick up their welfare checks.”

The letter, along with a number of other questionable articles Paul mailed out in the late 80’s and early 90’s, doesn’t cite who the author was, and Paul denies ever having read the articles in question.

Another says, “The criminals who terrorize our cities — in riots and on every non-riot day — are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are. As children, they are trained to hate whites, to believe that white oppression is responsible for all black ills, to ‘fight the power,’ to steal and loot as much money from the white enemy as possible.”

Only time will tell if Paul’s large following will stick with him if he pursues an anticipated independent Presidential run.

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