ABC Show Portrays Ronald Reagan As A Racist

As Newsbusters reports, the Tuesday episode of the show featured dialogue claiming that when Ronald Reagan was governor of California, he never saw a black man he didn’t want to break in half.

Here’s the background: Andre “Dre” Johnson (Anthony Anderson), his son Junior (Marcus Scribner), mother Ruby (Jenifer Lewis), and friend Smokey (Cedric the Entertainer) are planning a 65th birthday party for Dre’s father, Pops (Laurence Fishburne), and as Dre and Ruby commiserate about Pops’ past life as a hustler, Junior gets upset, deciding he doesn’t want to celebrate his grandfather’s birthday.

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As far as Reagan being a racist, the very concept is laughable; addressing the NAACP in 1981, Reagan attacked racism, saying:

A few isolated groups in the back order of American life still hold perverted notions of what America is all about. Recently in some places in the nation, there’s been a disturbing reoccurrence of bigotry and violence. To those individuals who persist in such hateful behavior … you are the ones who are out of step with our society, you are the ones who willfully violate the meaning of the dream that is America, and this country because it does what it stands for will not stand for your conduct.

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