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‘Things weren’t called racist’ when Clint Eastwood was a kid. In the ’30s.


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Clint Eastwood, back in the days before everyone asked to be treated with respect. (Anjadora / Flickr)

Clint Eastwood supports Donald Trump. Because, he says, America these days is just too politically correct.

Eastwood said that people should just "get over" Trump's "dumb" comments. And then:

"We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist."

But, um, Clint Eastwood was born in 1930. As people were quick to point out, the '30s and '40s were not exactly a paradise of racial equality.

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‘Things weren’t called racist’ when Clint Eastwood was a kid. In the ’30s.

Dana Brown

Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.

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