Cord Jefferson writes: "This says two things, neither of which is 'Rick Perry is an unforgivable racist': America is a place with a deeply racist history, one that's seeped into our lexicon so much that even mostly benign things like echinacea and hunting camps can have horrifically racist name associations. And Rick Perry is a normal guy who was steeped in racism from a young age and has since come to believe that the term 'niggerhead' is at least somewhat acceptable."
Texas Governor Rick Perry has some fun with a six-shooter filled with blanks as NASCAR driver Colin Braun looks on. (photo: Rodger Mallison/MCT)
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