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Buchanan: ‘What is happening now to white men right now is exactly what was done to black folks for years.’

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On MSNBC’s Hardball last night, host Chris Matthews, Salon’s Joan Walsh and MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan debated the case of firefighter Frank Ricci, who was denied a promotion due to an affirmative action law. During the debated, Buchanan vociferously defended Ricci, eventually declaring that “what is happening now to white men right now is exactly what was done to black folks for years.” Matthews and Walsh quickly disagreed with Buchanan. “No, they’re not being lynched, Pat. They’re really, they’re not being lynched,” said Walsh. Watch it: