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From HuffingtonPost.com

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) received racist faxes Monday in the wake of Sunday’s House vote approving health care reform legislation.

Clyburn, a veteran of the civil rights movement, told Keith Olbermann Monday that faxes sent to his office had racist images including a noose. “If you look at some of the faxes that I got today, racial slurs, nooses on gallows, and I’m telling you, some very vicious language. This stuff is not all that isolated. It’s pretty widespread. I hope it’s not too deep.”

Olbermann read Clyburn a National Review reader’s statement that racism is dead, and asked Clyburn if he could explain the logic behind it.

Clyburn: “Well, you know, I’ve always said that we are but the sum total of our experiences. And I think that if you have never experienced it, maybe you don’t recognize it when it’s there in front of you. But when you’ve been through this and you look into the eyes of people like we did on Saturday, you know that there’s something very much alive in the hearts and minds of a lot of people in this country.”

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