Michael Steele-I'll Bring The Fried Chicken and Potato Salad

Was he being racist, is this being blown out of proportion?

I hate to side with bruh man, but I don't think he was trying to be offensive, he was trying to reach out by being familial. As a southern black woman, if I hear my great aunt say come on over, I got fried chicken and potato salad, it isn't her being racist, it is her welcoming you to her home. Not to mention it sounds like in the background before the comment is made, someone says "I'll bring the collard greens!", and he responded. I think Michael was trying that "we are family" approach. He is probably the only person in the Republican party who is doing this, but I don't think what he said was offensive.