The entire Republican party is racist. They'll tell you that a statement like that is stereotyping, while feigning outage, of course, but they are and they know it.
How do you know all of them, personally?
He did say 'party', and yeah the party is. Are there individual Republicans who aren't racist? Absolutely. But the party itself has proven time and again its primary concern is white anglo saxon protestants.
I take solace in the fact that very few of them have done well since high school.
Very few of the popular crowd I schooled with rose to be anything more than Walmart employees or something. A few of the more level headed ones became like a dentist, a medical administrator, and....hunh...I guess only two.
Us geeks...we're at the top. I built up a broadband network and sold it off in 2002 and have basically retired since, one guy works for Dreamworks, another at JPL, the card-dealing Queen works in studio production for TV and most of the rest work here locally at ORNL which are all $6-digit jobs.
The QB now does landscaping, i.e. mowing yards. He's got four kids by two mamma's and doesn't live with any of them. The "My band is gonna be famous" guy is in and out of rehab. Lives with his mom and sits on the hilltop drinking beer if his mom give him money.
Hate to say it, but it really bring to mind this song: