Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland owes no one an apology over her remarks on race – especially not the Republican Party.
Richard Nixon developed the “Southern Strategy” for his 1968 run for president. It was designed to do nothing but use white resentment against blacks to win votes for Republicans. In the 1964 elections, the Republicans had won only the anti-civil rights states in the south, but Republicans learned how to use racism against the Democrats.
The “solid” Republican South today is built by Republican politicians who have campaigned against any further progress in civil rights. Today, that campaign is obviously …