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Karen Grigsby Bates
Frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times.


Trent Lott and racism.

“It is a totally visceral reaction, but whenever I hear [Republican Senate majority leader] Trent Lott speak, I immediately think of nooses decorating trees. Big trees, with black bodies swinging from the business end of the nooses.”

Source: Bias, by Bernard Goldberg, 2002, page 186.
Hardcopy: Printout of 3-11-02 webpage that posted the quote.
Where: In a Los Angeles Times op-ed.
When: January 15, 1999.
Contributor: AIM.

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