Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Not much surprises me...

so this really caught my eye.
The husband of North Carolina Democratic Senate hopeful Kay Hagan is a lifelong member of an exclusive country club that didn’t admit its first black member until 1995, Hagan’s campaign disclosed Tuesday.

Charles “Chip” Hagan III, a businessman and former Democratic county leader, “supported opening up membership” at the 1,000-member Greensboro Country Club — but remained a member for years despite his opposition to the club’s de facto segregation policy, Hagan spokeswoman Colleen Flanagan told Politico.
I don't throw around the word "racist" lightly, but belonging to a country club that didn't admit people based on race as late as the early 1990s? That seems to fit the bill. (Edit: I don't mean to call Mr. Hagan a racist - just stating my belief that belonging to a club that has a de facto racist membership policy as the story claims is unacceptable behavior).

The whole story is here, and needs to be read to be believed.

Now, the question for state senator (and aspiring US Senator) Kay Hagan (pictured):

What did she know and when did she know it?

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