michael cohen

Cory Vaillancourt

The controversy over Congressman Mark Meadows’ denial of racism claims leveled against President Donald Trump made national headlines.  But what do constituents of color in his own district think of Meadows words?

Associated Press

Kelly Darden Jr. still remembers one of the first times he experienced the "black friend defense."

Back in high school, a group of white classmates dressed in Confederate-inspired clothing as part of a social club called the "Rebel Rousers" and insisted they weren't racist when confronted because some of them knew Darden, who is black.

"It was insulting," the 64-year-old Greenville, North Carolina, man recalled Thursday. "I was insulted by it even when it was occurring."