Race Relations

Steele: Some White GOP 'Scared of Me'

Who’s afraid of Michael Steele? When TV One’s Roland Martin said to RNC Chairman Michael Steele, “white Republicans have been scared of black folks,” Steele replied, “You’re absolutely right,” adding, “I’ve been in the room and they’ve been scared of me...I’m like, ‘I’m on your side.’” Steele said the GOP could attract black voters by focusing on education and the economy.