Opinion

October 7, 2011

Commentary: Rick Perry's rock and the politics of race

A few words about Rick Perry’s rock. This would be the one at the entrance to a remote Texas hunting ground used by Perry for decades, the one painted with the name of the camp: “Niggerhead.” The Texas governor says his father painted over the ugly name almost 30 years ago, though some locals interviewed by the Washington Post in a story that ran Sunday claimed to have seen it there much more recently.

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