WTF, Richard Cohen?

Washington Post Columnist Richard Cohen
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What the hell is wrong with Richard Cohen? In the course of sorta explaining the GOP’s problem with race, Cohen notes that “people with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children.”

I think that was true maybe 50 years ago, in the sense that “conventional views” were considerably more retrograde, though ‘gag reflex’ is still pretty extreme. But these days we call those people ‘racists’.

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