While dressed in a mock confederate uniform, a Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate had an awkward confrontation with a black GOP state delegate.
Candidate Brett Hulsey had originally planned to hand out Klu Klux Klan hoods but instead fashioned his own Confederate uniform and held a sign outlining Gov. Scott Walker's "racist record" outside the state Republican convention last weekend.
Republican Delegate Pam Stevens confronted Mr. Hulsey on his offensive stunt. The Maclver Institute caught the scene on video.
"My question to you is if you give them hoods, what would give me?" Ms. Stevens asked Mr. Hulsey.
He responded uncomfortably, "I just hope you would vote against secession."
Ms. Stevens goes on to tell the candidate that she felt offended by his rhetoric and pointed out the "history of the Klan comes from the Democrat Party."
Mr. Hulsey tried to explain that Republicans have now adopted the racist policies of the KKK and tried to push his political platform that discourages policies of racial profiling.
"You know racial profiling?" he asked.
"You don't have to ask me if I know what racial profiling is," Ms. Stevens responded and went on to argue that Democrats are the ones that want to categorize people, not the GOP.
"The Democratic Party is the party that's constantly trying to put people on labels and in blocs and things like that," Ms. Stevens said. "Your party is the party that's trying to tell black families that they don't know how to make choices to educate their children and that they have to stay in public education."
Later, Mr. Hulsey continued to argue that Republicans are racist, using an analogy about black conservatives in an email to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
"A minority in the GOP is like a chicken at Colonel Sanders' house," Mr. Hulsey said. "They may feed you and let you crow a bit, but it does not end well."
Ms. Stevens told the news agency that Mr. Hulsey, "Believes he owns black people, and we should all be on his plantation and like being repressed by him."
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