Cliven Bundy is a rancher in Nebraska who has refused to pay grazing fees since 1993.
As a result, he now owes the federal government over $1 million and he has been engaged in a tense standoff with officials for weeks, with an armed militia actually coming to his defense against The Bureau of Land Management.
In an interview with The New York Times yesterday, though, Bundy moved attention away from this ongoing scandal and on to something else: his unabashed racism.
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” Bundy told the newspaper, sharing a tale about driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas.
"In front of that government house, the door was usually open and the older people and the kids... they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do."