Allen’s Heritage

George Allen was at a debate when the following happened:

At a debate in Tysons Corner yesterday between Republican Allen and Democrat Webb, WUSA-TV’s Peggy Fox asked Allen, the tobacco-chewing, cowboy-boot-wearing son of a pro football coach, if his Tunisian-born mother has Black blood.

“It has been reported,” said Fox, that “your grandfather Felix, whom you were given your middle name for, was Black. Could you please tell us whether your forebears include Blacks and, if so, at which point Black identity might have ended?”

Actually, what she really asked was even more insidious.

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