Is Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton a racist? The answer to that question depends on who you ask. Hillary would probably say no, but her history of verbal mishaps tell a different story.
Senator Clinton was roundly criticized in 2004 when she joked that Mahatma Gandhi used to run a gas station in St. Louis. She later apologized, saying it was "a lame attempt at humor." Clinton drew similar criticism 2 years ago when she told a mostly black audience at a Harlem church that Republican leaders ran the House "like a plantation". Again, she apologized, sort of.
Clinton recently came under fire again when comments she made appeared to diminish the contributions Martin Luther King Jr. made to the civil rights era. Her aides expressed outrage at the media for even suggestion Hillary is a racist. But is Hillary really that clueless and do we really want another openly racist president in the White House?
The fact that Hillary is married to the honorary first black president of the Untied States hasn't helped her case with the black community. Especially since now it seems her husband Bill might be a closet racist himself. To many blacks who supported Bill Clinton through two elections, that revelation is a bitter pill to swallow.