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Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Racist and segregationist Strom Thurmond, the "gentleman" from South Carolina's secret is exposed by his mixed race daughter

Buzzflash says it better than I can:Our Dead GOP Hypocrite of the Week, in a link to the Washington Post's story on "reformed" arch-segregationist Strom Thurmond's love child by a black woman.

It's next to useless to blog a story from a major national newspaper, as they get archived in a week and are unavailable without a paid subscription, so I offer the salient graf:

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

After decades of denials, the family of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) acknowledged yesterday a claim made by a 78-year-old Los Angeles schoolteacher that she is the senator's mixed-race daughter, a charge that had dogged her throughout her otherwise quiet life and shadowed Thurmond during his public career as a leading voice of racial segregation.
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Thurmond, whose political life spanned 75 years, died in June at 100.

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