Three months ago, a white supremacist killed two black people in a parking lot in Kentucky. We are only 18 months from Charlottesville, where white nationalists killed a white woman with a car and severely beat multiple black people. Almost four years ago, a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans in a church in Charleston, S.C. In 1998, white supremacists dragged James Byrd Jr., behind a pickup truck through Jasper, Tex., decapitating him in the process.
The piece is full of whataboutism, but it's actually sad (and not all unsurprising) that one of the few black Republicans in Congress is speaking out, and there's apparently no white Republicans agreeing with him and also denouncing Steve King. (Caveat: There may be; I just haven't seen it.)King’s comments are not conservative views but separate views that should be ridiculed at every turn possible. Conservative principles mean equal opportunity for all to succeed, regardless of what you look like or where you are from. It is maddening to see so many folks who believe this and have only good intentions in their hearts tarnished by these radical perspectives.
The use of the Jewish Deflection Shield in lieu of making a clear statement about POC in 2019 America is as good as a flashing neon sign that starts out "BUT REALLY, ABOUT THOSE COLOREDS..."