Ronald Reagans 1971 racist phone call with Richard Nixon unearthed

The National Archives released tape of a controversial 1971 phone call between then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan and President Richard Nixon. “To see those monkeys from those African countries — damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” the future two-term POTUS said, at which Nixon laughed. The conversation came the day after the United Nations — including delegates from African countries — voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China over Taiwan.

 

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