Rick Perry may be under fire for his old campground's racist name, but as even his toughest opponents admit, the Texas governor has virtually no history of racist rhetoric in his past either personally or politically.
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The Texas Tribune talked to a number of Perry's Democratic rivals and found a strong consensus that, whatever their problems with Perry are, racism is not one of them.
"He appointed a black man chief justice of the state Supreme Court, for crying out loud, one of the many high-profile positions he's given to minorities during his time as governor," Jason Stanford, a Democratic opposition researcher who is writing a book on Perry, wrote in a blog post. "If he were an n-bomb dropping cracker, we'd all know."