Source: Niamh Harris
A New York Times columnist has caused outrage after saying that, if given a choice between having a non-white tenant or burning their house down, many Republican voters would chose to set fire to the whole neighborhood.
The journalist, Wajahat Ali, argued that such racist sentiment is quite common among caucasian Republicans.
RT reports: Ali, who is the Times’ contributing op-ed writer and was formerly a CNN commentator, raised quite a few eyebrows when he tweeted the claim on Sunday.
“I hope people realize that there are many white Republican voters in this country if they’re given a choice between renting a room in their house to a person of color or burning down the house, they will elect to burn down the entire neighborhood,” he tweeted.
The journalist argued that such sentiment is quite common among caucasian Republicans, adding: “It’s not just a small fringe.”