South Carolina Sen. Glenn McConnell (center) flanked by two members of the Gullah-Geechee cultural group
In early September, The National Federation of Republican Women held its annual fall Board of Directors meeting in Charleston, SC. One of the sponsored events connected with the meeting was a themed one dubbed "The Southern Experience". This involved people dressing in attire from the Civil War era such as military uniforms and slavery garb.
Why would anyone think this was a good idea? Even if this were 1970, I'd ask the same question. It's incidents like this which is why I think many in the GOP are clueless when it comes to race matters in this country. Oh and just to be clear, the blacks who dressed up as slaves for this event aren't off the hook either!
Below is the segment in which WCBD-TV Channel 2 in Charleston covers the incident: