"Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham’s parents ran a segregated South Carolina bar, even after discrimination in public accommodations was banned under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The revelations come in Graham’s newest memoir “My Story,” which was released to Politico ahead of its Wednesday release. In the upcoming e-book, he recalls fondly his childhood working in his family’s bar in the rural community of Central, South Carolina.
“Times being what they were, most of our customers were white,” Politico quotes Graham as writing. “My folks sold beer to anyone of legal age, but I’m sorry to say, for many of the years my parents operated the bar, black people were expected to drink the beer they purchased from us off the premises.”
According to Graham, the practice ended in the 1970’s, “much later than it should have.” Later, when a white patron began hassling a black patron, his father cracked the racist over the head with young Lindsey’s biking helmet.
He also jokes that if child services ever stopped by, his parents likely would have lost custody, given his fondness for sampling patron’s cigarettes and beer when they went to the bathroom." [Source]
Please note the part where Lindsey says that his father cracked the racist over the head."
Yes, because he was messing with a black patron after the Graham's said it was cool for the Negro to drink with other white folks.
I need a break!
Speaking of republican candidates. I see where the Trumpster jumped into the republican race for president today as well. I sure hope they let him debate with the rest of the folks. He would certainly add something (what it is exactly I don't know) to what would otherwise be a boring predictable talk fest.
Donald had a lot of things to say, and, not surprisingly, he went off script for most of his ramblings.
"The real estate mogul and TV reality star launched his presidential campaign Tuesday, ending
more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Oval Office.
"So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again," Trump told the crowd in a lengthy and meandering 45-minute speech that hit on his signature issues like currency manipulation from China and job creation, while also taking shots at the president and his competitors on the Republican side.
"Sadly the American dream is dead," Trump said at the end of his speech. "But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before." [Source]
Yes, kind of like that casino in Atlantic City with his name on it.