"What kind of president would Strom Thurmond have been if he had actually been elected...?
"If he followed his campaign promises, he would have led an administration devoted to letting Southern states keep Negroes — as the better spoken white Southerners of the time, including Mr. Thurmond, called them — in their place."
--Adam Clymer in the Week in Review section of tomorrow's New York Times
Oh please. Not this again.
If you haven't heard it yet -- and clearly Adam Clymer hasn't -- go here and listen to a short excerpt from a 1948 Strom Thurmond speech. He does not use the word "Negro," or even "nigra." It is unmistakable that he refers to "the nigger race."