While addressing a crowd in Alabama during the primary there, he made the following comments.
I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today’s society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn’t mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren’t there for them anymore. When I’m president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them.
Don't let anybody tell you this is a "Romney" moment or that this happened on accident. This was on purpose. Its a strategy meant to woo old school, racist white voters. To anybody else with any sensibility, the comments are asinine, absurd, and racist as hell.