Rep. Steve King: ‘White Supremacist’ Isn’t Offensive

UPDATE: King walled back his statements on NBC News (video below): “What I was really talking about was the continuation of applying labels onto people as freely as they are. I reject white nationalism, I reject white supremacy, it’s not part of any of any of my ideology and I reject anybody who carries that ideology.”

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa told the New York Times that racist terms such as “white Supremacist” are not offensive:

White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?

Vox noted in 2018 that King has a long history of racism.

(Source: The New York Times, Vox, NBC News via YouTube, Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)

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