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Helms’s “White Hands” Ad

My colleagues defend the ad but then add, “Given his past, Helms may not have been the best advocate for a message of colorblind equal opportunity. . .” No kidding. I think the ad was defensible, and the argument it makes correct. But it’s too bad that the person making it was a former segregationist.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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