"I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifyin
WASHINGTON DC – USA – President Barack Obama invited the Ku Klux Klan's Deputy Imperial Wizard, William Jefferson Billy Bob Clinton over for coffee on Saturday as a gesture to how far race relations have come since the beginning of Mr Obama's election.
As gestures go, this one is seemingly up there with the greats and is almost akin to the historic meeting during World War II of Stalin, Churchill and Eisenhower.
Ever since the historic moment of the Ku Klux Klan endorsing Mr Obama, there have been major changes in the United States with regards to their seriously fractured racial society.
President Obama seems to have single handedly pulled off something that no previous white American president has ever achieved or even attempted to achieve — racial unity.
The two men met in the White House’s Rose garden and after a brief photo call they moved on to the Oval office where the president himself made the Klan deputy leader a cup of coffee.
“40 Acres and a Mule?”
“I felt like I was back in the plantation. There’s something cozy about a houseni**er bringing you a cup of coffee. Of course, I checked to see if he spit in it. You always gots to check wit’ these negroes.
“This time, there were no cracks of the whip but maybe a head rub to show my appreciation. I drank a sip and found out the boy skimped on the sugar. Now this ain’t right. If he’d been working the sugar cane or cotton fields I can understan’ him skimping — but a houseni**er? Surely not folks! I told the boy, I said, c’mon now Barrack or whatever your Muslim name is. I said, c’mon now don’t be skimping on my sugar in my coffee. So I kicked him in the shin with my KKK boot and he ran off to make me another cup. He got it right that time so I let the boy shine my shoes and handed him a nickel,” the deputy Imperial Wizard told CNN’s Larry King.