The Apology Tour Begins

Rusty Depass, the dude who claimed Michelle Obama forced him to make a racist joke, is now making an actual apology. The piece goes on to note that Republicans in South Carolina actually do worst than the national party with blacks. I guess as the seat of secession and then Redemption it makes sense. I wouldn't expect much change, though. The GOP in South Carolina doesn't think any of this is a problem.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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