From the June 24 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show:
LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Can you talk about a little bit, Roger, your race relations section of the book. There's a part of your book that, I guess some people would consider it controversial, and it's called “Nostalgia for Racism.” Especially on the heels of that affirmative action decision from the Supreme Court which, again, is another stunner, saying you can use race in decision making at a university.
ROGER SIMON: Right. Terrible. Anyway, I -- the truth of that is kind of an outrageous statement to make that we have a nostalgia for racism and I knew it, and I say it in my book. But outing my age, I was a civil rights worker in the 60s. So I've been there and done that, as they say. And the intention of it -- at that period we won something that was good, that wasn't morally narcissistic, but that was moral. And it won. But people can't accept that it won. They want to go back to those days when there were such obvious good and evil and things weren't complicated, so they create racism. And Obama has created racism several times. I mean we've seen them, we've seen it in Baltimore, we've seen it in Cambridge, Massachusetts; he does it again and again because he's creating a nostalgia for racism, and it's sort of like scratching a scab. Instead of letting racism die they bring it back. It's almost like a monster movie, or maybe The Godfather, I don't know.
INGRAHAM: Well you're citing my favorite movie now, The Godfather, so watch out.