I mean, seriously? You Negroes (as the Field Negro would say) want to go to these conservative conferences, spend your hard earned money, and still get dogged, just because you are trying to persuade a group that has been taken over by Teahadists, that you’re RELEVANT to their cause of Conservatism? If the following exchanges don’t persuade you that your Republican Party is not and never has been, the party of INCLUSION, there’s nothing any sane person can do to advise you that you should either form your own club, and stop trying to be a part of a movement that still considers you 3/5 of a human being, or become an Independent and vote your own damned ticket.
First, there’s a saltine named Scott Terry, who actually decided he was going to defend slavery at a panel on diversity and inclusion (YT always tries to defend the indefensible), H/T, Think Progress:
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.
The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, asked whether Republicans could endorse races remaining separate but equal. After the presenter, K. Carl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” (emphasis mine) Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst.
After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, “why can’t we just have segregation?” noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association. Watch it:
By now, you have to be SYGDH, and muttering either, “WTF” or “GTHOOWTS”. But, there’s more, courtesy of the Field Negro:
Black guy: “Recruit us.”
White guy: “So?”
Black guy: “What’s wrong with the message?”
White guy: “Why didn’t you go out and look?”
Black guy: “What’s wrong with the message? How many?” (Holding up five fingers on one hand)
White guy: “I don’t count?!?!”
Black guy: “It matters.”
White guy: “I don’t ask people what their . . ?”
Black guy: “It matters because.”
White guy: ((unintelligible))
Black guy: “I do. Cause race matters.”
White guy: “No it doesn’t!!! You’re an American! You’re not a black person! You’re an American! I didn’t go in and count all the Jews?”
The white guy continues to scream at the black guy, and doesn’t get asked to leave. The black guy gets asked to leave. There’s a shocker.
Then, perhaps realizing what a racist ass he has revealed himself to be, the white guy accuses the black guy of trying to divide the country by acknowledging that he is, in fact, a black guy in a failed effort to hide the fact that he’s a racist.
Near the end of the video, the man who was asked to leave goes on to say:
“I’m trying to understand how come there’s no black people here. I’m trying to figure out why the outreach of the GOP and especially CPAC is not working with black citizens and I have yet to find an answer, only I get, all I’ve gotten is abrasive attitudes and people yelling because I guess I ask the tough question, just ask the simple question, where’s the inclusion? Where are the black people? I don’t know why that is so offensive?”
From The Field Negro: Perhaps this man hasn’t yet caught on that the Republican Party is a broken flop. Republicans telling white Republicans that race no longer matters only works on white Republicans, and they exclude everyone who isn’t white and wealthy.
While I haven’t read Cornel West’s book, man, oh man, does the title have relevance here. Race Matters. And it will continue to matter as long as YT makes race a determining factor in every decision, every policy development, every act of governance – you name it – race will ALWAYS matter until white folks get honest with themselves about their bigotry.
RACE MATTERS – and those of us who are of ethnic background, we KNOW it matters, because we have LIVED with it being relevant for over 500 years and beyond. So, if African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, LGBT crowd, women – if you still INSIST on being a member of the Republican Party, and going to events like CPAC, stop whining to the rest of us about how you get treated, because you have been WARNED.