Jimmy Williams: ‘This Country Was Founded on the Backbone of Racism’

‘This country was founded on the backbone of racism and will continue to, sadly, for a long time to come+

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WILLIAMS: "This country was founded on the backbone of racism and will continue to, sadly, for a long time to come. Secondly, look, this is going to be about turnout. This is going to be in 2017 in a special election in a southern state with a little known candidate with the word Democrat behind his name and a very well-known candidate who is not only in the media in Alabama and Birmingham and mobile, but all over the country. And that’s going to galvanize his people. They’re going to come out for him. His base is not under any circumstances going to let this go. Now, the question is — and this takes me back to Tuesday of last week — what will Democrats, independent minded people and Republicans who are fed up with this do about it? And will they turn out? I was in Birmingham, Alabama, about a month ago, month and a half ago. There’s a place in Birmingham that is a very wealthy, all white, mountainbrook. It’s beautiful. It’s stunning. Lots of old mansions. I didn’t see a single Roy Moore yard sign. All I saw were Doug Jones yard signs. Let me be really clear. These are Republican voters." 

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