Are Democrats Practicing a Double Standard on Racism?

Here's to you Harry Reid - you racist

Here's to you Harry Reid - you racist

Republicans are citing the example of Trent Lott — who made a racist remark at the 2002 birthday party for Sen. Strom Thurmond — in calling for Sen. Harry Reid to resign his majority leadership post after describing then-2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama as “light-skinned” with “no Negro dialect,” unless he wants one. While Democrats and African-American leaders demanded Lott’s resignation, this time they are vigorously defending Reid, who said this after Lott resigned: “He had no alternative… If you tell ethnic jokes in the backroom, it’s that much easier to say ethnic things publicly. I’ve always practiced how I play.” Is there a double standard, and should Reid resign?

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