I have read on the Internet today that I called Robert Stacy McCain a racist. I did not. I said that he said something that is in my opinion racist. That is not the same thing.
Some of the people saying these things did not read what I wrote. Some read it but did not pay attention. And some are just liars.
I said: “I’m not saying that one racist/prejudiced quote brands you as a racist for all time.” I have seen many people speak well of him and that certainly speaks well of him.
I think if people are going to address what I said then they should address what I said. Not some fictional account that somebody made up and tried to put in my mouth.
Yes, I stand by my belief that McCain’s quote was racially prejudiced:
As Steffgen predicted, the media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion. The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sisterinlaw, and THIS IS NOT RACISM, no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us.
I am happy to discuss that with anyone. I will not defend myself against accusations that misstate what I said.
UPDATE: Nor have I said that I believe he is not a racist. I just don’t know.
Some people need to learn to read better.