Conservative efforts to create a taboo around ever suggesting that a person or act is racist—unless the racism is directed against white people—hit a new low this week on Fox News, where commentators bent over backward to avoid acknowledging the racism that drove the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. But the Kansas state Legislature is doing its part, too. Tierney Sneed at Talking Points Memo reports that the Legislature has scheduled a disciplinary hearing on June 26 for state Rep. Valdenia Winn. At stake: whether or not Winn will be censured or ejected for daring to suggest that proposed anti-immigration legislation might be rooted in racism.
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