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Rick Perry’s racist hunting camp name raises questions

By DOUG THOMPSON
October 3, 2011

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry

GOP Presidential contender Rick Perry‘s family hunting camp was once called “Niggerhead.”

Perry says his father changed the name of the camp in West Texas after he purchased it but legislators and other invited guests said the name still appeared on a large rock at the camp’s entrance when Perry hosted guests at the camp early in his political career.

The controversy raises new questions about racism that has haunted Perry in the past and could drive another nail in the coffin of his rapidly-failing bid to win the GOP nomination for President.

Perry now claims the camp’s name was “an offensive name that has no place in the modern world.”

But the name had a place in Perry’s world for many years of his life, both as a private citizen and later as a state official and governor.  Locals who live around Paint Creek, Texas, still call the camp by that name.

Perry often brags that his upbringing in West Texas defined his philosophy and his conservatism.

And he grew up in a segregated area of Texas were African-Americans were treated as second-class citizens.

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9 Responses to Rick Perry’s racist hunting camp name raises questions

  1. griff

    October 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I was for racism before I was against racism.

  2. Gregg

    October 3, 2011 at 11:58 am

    It’s not hard to see under Perry’s mask. All one has to do is “be willing” to look.

  3. Almandine

    October 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    • woody188

      October 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Yup, just another Neo-con sell out to the NWO. Just what we DON’T need.

    • griff

      October 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Aren’t they all? I mean, if they weren’t they would get no airtime at all.

    • woody188

      October 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      Here’s another, is Perry pro-illegal immigration like most neo-cons? His job creation record in Texas says so.

      • Almandine

        October 4, 2011 at 8:15 am

        If it walks like a duck…

  4. Carl Nemo **==

    October 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Great link material Almandine and Woody. Seemingly these globalist shills have infested this nation at our leadership levels like bed lice in a cheap motel. Where’s the “Orkin Man” when you need him…no? / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

    • Almandine

      October 5, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      I’ve been watching this guy for years from above the Red River. Our state had to pass a law to keep his Trans Texas Corridor PPP from being allowed to cross our border.

      He’s the Flim Flam Man writ anew… A modern-day, home-grown carpetbagger, no less.