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'Great White Hope' Outcry an Overreaction

Lawmaker's remark clichéd, not racist: Tucker

(Newser) - Lynn Jenkins' remark that Republicans are seeking "the great white hope" has been blown far out of proportion, Cynthia Tucker writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sure, the freshman lawmaker welcomed young GOP stars "who are, well, white," but she was just drawing on a cliché... More »

Oops: GOP Lawmaker Retracts 'Great White' From Hopes

(Newser) - As if the GOP wasn't already a bit too lily white for the 21st century, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Kansas Republican, had this to say about her party at a town hall forum last week: "Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope. I suggest to... More »

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