Nov 27, 2012 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits
Excerpted from Mediaite: Matthews tried to sum up the attitude with a comparison that he knew would draw ire. ”The last person to try that, I hate to say,” Matthews said, adding “this has no bearing on the Republican Party, and these references are always dangerous, but I’ll take it anyway, the last guy to refer to the ‘black auxiliary was Hitler…During the ’36 Olympics, we had Jesse Owens and a couple other guys winning the Olympics, and they were saying ‘Well, they had their auxiliary out there.’”
It’s an imperfect comparison, in that the “black auxiliary” remarks were made before Jesse Owens and the 22 other black American Olympic athletes beat Hitler’s ball off, but the sense of shock in the face of defeat, and the utter denial that it was a challenge to their superiority, resonates.
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