North Texas Congressional Leaders Decry White Supremacy, Call for Unity

North Texas congressional leaders on Wednesday said white supremacy had no place in America and they pledged to help bridge the nation's racial divide.The most passionate remarks during the joint appearance at a Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon came from Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, who talked about playing high school football in Waco with black players, including the brother of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, amid the objections of some of his teammates."The south lost. Slavery's bad. Bigotry's bad," Barton said during a forum sponsored by the Dallas Regional Chamber. "I'm never going to defend somebody who says because I'm white I'm better. That's bull...."  Continue reading...

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us