*In a new column on the Miami New Times’ website, former rap artist Luther “Luke Campbell of 2 Live Crew called Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney a “racist.”*

Campbell says he’s dismayed at the party of Abraham Lincoln that once “stood up for African Americans” and how things have changed.

He also targeted Republican presidential frontrunner talking about his faith, Mormonism, and how they feel African Americans were cursed by God with dark skin.

Here’s an excerpt from the column:

Then you have Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who think it is OK to pick on African-Americans on welfare. When Gingrich was recently on MSNBC’s Meet the Press, the Republican candidate insulted black people by claiming Barack Obama is “the most successful food stamp president in American history.” During a campaign stop in Sioux City days before the Iowa primary, Santorum singled out African-Americans as welfare recipients before a mostly white audience.

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