Textbook racism

I frequently attack “political correctness” and, yes, I feel that “racism” is a word that is frequently overused.

But: public figure making a statement that disparages (and incorrectly so!) a region based on it being majority black: that is textbook racism.

To wit:

Now what about that district?

Now some have criticized this response (that is, showing Trump is wrong…again). But we hear “racism” said so much…I think that a factual response is better as it shows WHY the Trump tweet is racist.

Trump made an unwarranted (and in this case, incorrect) assumption about Rep. Cummings’ district based on the fact that it is a predominately black district, and THAT is textbook racism.

Sadly, the facts will fall on some deaf ears; Trump says what a sizable portion of the country wants to say…and well, facts will not persuade…most of them (IMHO anyway). But facts MIGHT persuade some who aren’t in this camp.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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