A Looming Racial Challenge for Republicans, by Juan Williams


Fifty years ago, Democrats realized they had to change if they wanted to survive. Now it’s the GOP’s turn.

The nearly all-white Republican Party is fast approaching its moment of crisis on race. Talk of impeaching President Obama and the party’s opposition in Congress to immigration reform is pushing the GOP into a deep racial and political hole.

Democrats had their moment of racial crisis 50 years ago this month at the party’s 1964 national convention in Atlantic City, N.J. What happened there changed America and American politics by forcing the Democrats to become more racially inclusive in selecting delegates, leading to…

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SOURCE: Wall Street Journal – Juan Williams

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