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Stu: Why does this progressive president get a pass on racism?

Glenn Beck

If Americans are supposed to be honest about racism in their history, why does Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt get a pass?

Around the country, Confederate memorials and statues are being taken down, while the names of schools, roads and other public resources are being called into question if they’re named after a historical figure now seen as racist. Even in New York, which has very few reminders of the Confederacy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for streets named after Confederate generals to be renamed.

On Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray talked about the debate over renaming everything as well as the progressive double standard on historical figures.

Stu pointed out that FDR is consistently included in lists of the top presidents in American history despite his failings, which included putting Americans in prison camps during World War II based on their race and waiting a long time to address the Nazi threat.

“It took him thousands of days to respond to Nazis,” he said. “It’s pretty well known that it took him a really long time to respond to Nazis.”

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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