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Rand Paul talks to NPR's Michel Martin about reaching out to African Americans, will speak at another college tomorrow

Rand Paul on NPR's Tell Me More w/ Michelle Martin 4/11/13


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I disliked the last question...

totally blew the whole interview for me...

"Do you have any people of color, particularly african americans on your staff..."

What the hell is that. I feel as if Rand should now hire some white "african americans," you know, because not all africans are black...

I just find the question to be appalling. In a way it implies to me her ideal would not be a society of color blindness. I guess in a way, she has carved her niche out in the media as "that" interviewer, so maybe the question had to be asked.

yup, but it's par for the course.

if Michel knew how to google, she'd have found out about Gary Howard, before the interview. Notice how that was the last question asked, just as the interview was wrapping up.

I address it in my thread, plus Jon Stewart's hitpiece vs. Rand, here:


Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I almost feel as if...

they want you to parade your black staff around. Treat them like something special. It's clearly not color blindness, it's preference. They get you to fear this question, which then forces you to consider race. This is the norm, this is why an "entitled white girl" would write to ivy league schools, because she felt stepped on. Media pushes hard on these buttons so if an Ivy league school when questioned could parade around their diversity.

That question shouldn't have even been answered, and Rand fell into the trap. Michelle was happy to hear him squirm as well. We have to stop doing this.

Rand, maybe something along the lines of, "We hire the best staff possible, race or ethnicity isn't part of our criteria" Stick that in your pipe Meeeeeshell.

good interview..

Its painfully obvious that NPR and most on the left do not understand him much at all.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Very nice interview.

Polite and to the point.

Randall hits a home run

If Republicans aren't smart enough to follow him, let's put a new party behind him.

Rand says at 1:20 in the interview

he will be speaking at Simmons College in Louisville tommorrow, which is a historically black college.