An exploration of the physical frontiers that define race in America

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Chaos at CPAC panel on reignites discussion about American spatial and racial history

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event for conservative politicians and activists, features several prominent Republican speakers¬†and discourse on touchstone political issues. Among that discourse was a panel-based event called: “Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You’re Not One?”

The title of the event suggests that it could cover some controversial ground. But the event ultimately reached national-news-levels of controversy when one of the event’s speakers, K. Carl Smith of the Frederick Douglass Republicans, was asked a series of questions by conference-goer Scott Terry. You can see the exchange in the video above. ThinkProgress described the scene as such: Continue reading