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Thu Feb 25, 2021, 05:46 PM

The GOP is not even trying to disguise its racism anymore

This week, Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) played up White victim mentality during the confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Merrick Garland. Kennedy took issue with Garland’s use of the term “implicit bias,” arguing that it meant he (and presumably his supporters) were being called racists. Garland patiently explained that implicit bias is endemic in the human condition.

In retrospect, Garland’s right response may have been: If the shoe fits, senator.

Just days later Kennedy, echoing the disgraced ex-president’s call for members of the Squad to “go back" to the countries from which they are from (even though they are all American citizens), attacked Neera Tanden, President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, declaring that her “allegiance is not to America and it’s not to President Biden, it’s to Secretary [Hillary] Clinton.” The Indian American, you see, is not loyal to this country.

That is a message that many Republicans have been telling us about women of color, although not always as overtly. The Post reports, “Many of the president’s Black, Latino, Asian and Native American nominees are encountering more political turbulence than their White counterparts, further drawing out the process of staffing the federal government.” When someone like Tanden is treated so differently — accusing her of disloyalty and making up a new standard never employed for Republicans or White males (mean tweets) — that “turbulence” becomes indistinguishable from racism.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/25/gop-is-not-even-trying-disguise-its-racism-anymore/

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Reply The GOP is not even trying to disguise its racism anymore (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 25 OP
onecaliberal Feb 25 #1
TwilightZone Feb 25 #2
electric_blue68 Mar 5 #7
TwilightZone Mar 5 #8
electric_blue68 Mar 5 #9
kristofarian Feb 25 #3
Evolve Dammit Feb 25 #4
OldBaldy1701E Feb 26 #5
LetMyPeopleVote Feb 27 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 05:47 PM

1. That is for sure. Sadly it's not only the GOP.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:59 PM

2. They haven't really been trying to hide it for about 40 years now.

Reagan kicked off his campaign with a "states' rights" speech just outside Philadelphia, MS. That's about as overt as it gets.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:23 AM

7. For those who don't know...(I didn't know the town name for a long time)

I didn't because I was a little too young to have heard about the horrific incident originally - a few years later I heard in general- but not the town's name.

Philadelphia, Mississippi is where the three Civil Rights Activists - Warner, Cheney, and Goodman were murdered an event like Emmett Till's murder rocked the whole nation.

I didn't know till years after Reagan spoke about the connection. Then it made terrible sense.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 09:11 AM

8. Thank you.

I should have provided the context, as well. The choice of location was clearly intentional and rather brazen.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 12:29 PM

9. Your welcome. I was shocked when 'all the pieces' of what I learned fell into place

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 09:41 PM

3. "The Indian American, you see, is

Not loyal to this country."
--Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-LA)
Kneels to his 'friends'


nope. only those willing to
Storm the Capitol to Change
an Election whose outcome they
Disapproved of can be the REAL Patriots.

Velkkkommen
to Fascism folks.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:08 PM

4. the Fascist Party. The party of the son of a Klansman, Don the Con.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 07:59 AM

5. No

They never did disguise it, Mr. Washington Post, it is just that you media never wanted to just go out and admit it because most of you are beholden to rethug owners. That and truly revealing the level of racism/classism in our society would ruin most of our economy since most of it is based on having that practice ingrained in our culture.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:58 PM

6. Great editorial

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