Imagine if MLK, had said this, it would have probably went down as one of his famous lines, because it is true. That line is saying that black people should not want politicians giving them shitty little handouts, they should want to have control over their own destiny, and they should want an equal opportunity. This line was never an attack on black people as a group, it was an attack on democrats who try to bandage up the problem with government handouts. Why is it that when Newt says this exact line it is considered racist? Newt was actually pandering to the african american community, saying, "hey come to our side, and we will give you a real oppoortunity, instead of simply patronizing you, and handing you enough to live. The fact that African American unemployment is almost double the actual unemployment rate, should be deeply troubling to black people, and Newt Gingrich was actually addressing the fact that simply giving out handouts is not solving the problem, so how on earth could anyone on the left say that this line was racist? I bet you if any democrat would have said the exact same thing, people would have been hailing them for addressing the fact that black people are currently not getting a fair shake.