NAACP Rebukes Rick Santorum for Lying and Saying that he Did Not Make “Black People” Remark

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Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is now denying ever making remarks about “black people’s lives” after receiving criticism for the comments.

The former Pennsylvania senator, who finished just eight votes short of an Iowa caucus victory, took heat this past Monday after saying, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”
The remarks brought criticism from NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, who called them “outrageous.”
“He conflates welfare recipients with African Americans, though federal benefits are in fact determined by income level,” Jealous told CNN.
Santorum appeared on The O’Reilly Factor last night and said the remarks were the result of “a little bit of a blurred word.”
“I looked at that, and I didn’t say that,” Santorum told O’Reilly. “If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — came out. And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t.”
He then took the “black friend” approach by touting the work he’s done in the past with black colleges.
“And I can tell you, I don’t use — I don’t — first off, I don’t use the term ‘black’ very often. I use the term ‘African American’ more than I use ‘black,’ ” Santorum said. “I can tell you as someone who did more work for historically black colleges, I used to have — every year, I used to bring all the historically black colleges into Washington, D.C., to try to help them, because they get very little federal money through the bureaucracy, and so I help to try to introduce them to people in the Department of Education so they could have more resources.”
Source: The Root | Claudio E. Cabrera 

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