Rangel also likened the fight to provide health care for the uninsured to the fight for civil rights.
"Why do black people have to bargain for what is theirs? Why do we have to wait for the right to vote? Why can't we get what God has given us? And that is the right to live as human beings and not negotiate with white southerners and not court the votes. Just do the right thing," Rangel said.
Maybe Rangel should quit worrying about the race card and worry about his ethics investigation.