My brother is dating a black girl
Greeted by the sight of the majestic red-brick Georgian Revival architecture of the historic university, founded in 1809 and one of only four schools to boast a U. President and Superbowl-winning quarterback among its alumni, the freshman must have felt he and the college were a perfect fit.
After all, the 6ft 2ins Catholic boy with blazing blue eyes now faced with impressive spectacle of quadrangles with perfectly manicured lawns, and cavernous halls that form the heart of the college, had been his high school's prom king, star basketball player and class president.
At the end of the long, hot Wisconsin summer in 1988, Ryan left his home town of Janesville for Miami University, described by the Pulitzer prize-winning poet Robert Frost as the 'the most beautiful college there is'.
Writing in the New York Daily News, columnist Derek Hunter responded that this was ‘race-baiting’ and the fact that Ryan had once had a black girlfriend only mattered to ‘race-obsessed liberals’.
The ‘constant charge and implication of racism’, he added, ‘does nothing to help anyone of any colour’.
He told Milwaukee Magazine in 2005 that his political mentor the late Jack Kemp, who ran as the Republican vice-presidential candidate with Bob Dole against Bill Clinton and Al Gore in 1996 but was defeated, had ‘taught me a lot, too’ about broadening the Republican Party’s appeal to blacks.
In that 2005 interview, Ryan described Lewis, who still bears the scars form a beating by state troopers in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, as ‘a hero’ and said that while he had experienced racism he had little knowledge of what Lewis and other blacks of his generation had gone through. I love the fact that we elected an African-American man as our president. I just don't like the ideas coming from Barack Obama.’The Romney-Ryan campaign was outraged this month when Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd in Danville, Virginia in which a number of black supporters were present that Republicans wanted to ‘put y’all back in chains’ – an apparent reference to slavery.
Some of them were super obsessed to the point of being uber-corny and all gushing with self-hate.