- Ruth Ben-Ghiat: What is Rep. King's vision? An America "that is just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same"
- It's too bad neither King nor his GOP allies want to remember that every racist state in history has failed, she writes
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, and professor of history at New York University. Her latest book is "Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema." Follow her on Twitter @ruthbenghiat. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Iowa State Rep. Steve King deserves a big thank you from the American people. His recent tweets and statements have brought the racist beliefs of parts of the GOP and our new administration into the open. The gloves are off; the charade's over. The message has now been broadcast loud and clear: Only white's right, and only white rights count, in 2017 America.