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The Jesse Helms “Racial Quota” Ad


Predictably, liberal obituaries will mention prominently the famous–the Left says infamous–TV ad that Jesse Helms used to defeat Harvey Gantt in 1990. Here’s an example already, which also allows you to view the ad.

Sorry, but the ad looked perfectly legit to me then, and still does. It’s become accepted in liberal circles that it was somehow racist, but it was not, and it’s wrong to suggest that Helms was wrong in running it.


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