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Rep. Steve King Says Only White People Contributed to Western Civilization

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said only white people contributed more to western civilization than any other sub-groups of people. Um, is he now classifying non-whites subgroups? Better yet, what is a subgroup?

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Rep. Steve King Says Only White People Contributed to Western Civilization

King made the comments during an interview on MSNBC with host Chris Hayes. Black journalist April Ryan was a part of the panel and the look on her face was priceless. I’m sure she felt like reaching across the desk and kicking his ass. He sounds like he’s a grand wizard in the Ku Klux Klan.

More on the exchange from Talking Points Memo:

“This whole business does get a little tired, Charlie,” King said. “I would ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”

“Than white people?” MSNBC host Chris Hayes interjected. “Than—than western civilization itself that’s rooted in western Europe, eastern Europe and the United States of America, and every place where christianity settled the world,” King said. “That’s all of western civilization.”

“But what about Africa, what about Asia?” reporter April Ryan asked. Everyone on the panel then began furiously speaking over each other. “We are not going to argue the history of civilization,” Hayes said, trying to get the segment back on track. “Let’s argue the history of this country, okay?” Ryan said.

April Ryan and Chris Hayes talked about the exchange with King. Like I said, I don’t know how she kept her composure.

Well, Steve King, who has a Confederate flag on his desk, is trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. Yeah, he’s getting dragged.

Rep. Steve King Says Only White People Contributed to Western Civilization

                  

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