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Biden Uses Offensive Term For Latinos

Democrat President Joe Biden, who has led an administration that has forced migrant children from Latin American countries  into facilities “akin to jails” for “an average of 120 hours,” nearly double the legal limit, faced backlash on Thursday after using an offensive

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Biden Uses Offensive Term For Latinos

Democrat President Joe Biden, who has led an administration that has forced migrant children from Latin American countries  into facilities “akin to jails” for “an average of 120 hours,” nearly double the legal limit, faced backlash on Thursday after using an offensive term to describe Latinos and claiming that Latinos were receiving vaccinations at lower rates because they were being deported.

“It’s awful hard as well to get Latinx vaccinated as well. Why? They’re worried that they’ll be vaccinated and deported,” Biden said after some other offensive statements.

The term “Latinx” is something only 3% of Latinos identify with and the vast majority find offensive. Many believe that the use of the term implies that the Spanish language is fundamentally sexist because Spanish nouns are gendered, being associated with one of the two total genders that exist, masculinity or femininity.
After using the offensive term, Biden suggested that all Latinos were at risk of being deported, which has dissuaded them from getting vaccinated. Biden did not mention how his Vice President Kamala Harris repeatedly
undermined the credibility of COVID-19 vaccines during the final months of the Trump administration.
Biden received backlash online for his comments, with users pointing out the pompous offensiveness of his comments.

The President, unfortunately, has a history of racially offensive remarks, telling black Americans during his presidential campaign, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The President’s habit of making racially offensive comments was spread to his children, with his son Hunter Biden repeatedly calling his “white attorney the N-word in a pair of bizarre and occasionally lewd text conversations late in 2018 and early 2019,” the New York Post reported.

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Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley: ‘I Support Reallocating’ Police Funding

Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley (MA) told CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday that she supports defunding the police as the country’s violent crime rates soar, a stance opposed by 81% of black Americans.

“Is defunding the police not part of something that you support?” Lemon asked.

“Don, what I support and why I put forward bills like my Counseling Not Criminalization Act is that instead of our spending $1 billion over the last two decades to have 46,000 school police officers when every child does not have equitable access to a school nurse, a social worker or a guidance counselor, some of those ratios are one counselor for every 2,000 students,” Pressley responded. “So, yes, I support a radical reimagining of community safety and public safety, which means reallocating and not further investing in a carceral state especially when we have not yet ended qualified immunity. So, you know, that needs to be the priority is, police accountability.”

 

In summary, Pressley supports defunding the police, terming her stance “a radical reimagining of community safety and public safety,” which she defines as not “further investing in” and “reallocating” funds from police.

The congresswoman’s circumlocutory way of answering the question was likely due to the unpopularity of the defund the police movement. According to a Gallup poll from the Summer of 2020, when protestors were rioting across the country after the killing of George Floyd, 61% of black Americans said they wanted police presence to remain the same in their area, and an additional 20% of black Americans said they wanted more police presence in their area, making a total of 81% of black Americans saying they want the same or more police presence in their area.

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Entire Portland Police Crowd Control Unit Resigns

The entire Portland police crowd control team resigned the day after a jury indicted an officer for allegedly using unlawful force on a rioter during the nightly riots that went on for over 100 days in the city last year.

“The Portland Police Bureau said that members of its Rapid Response Team (RRT) resigned as a group on Wednesday,” NBC News reported. “Approximately 50 officers, detectives, and sergeants make up the team, Acting Police Chief Chris Davis said Thursday at a press briefing.”

The Portland Police Bureau released a statement on Thursday addressing the mass resignations.

“On June 16, 2021, Portland Police Bureau employees serving as members of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) left their voluntary positions and no longer comprise a team,” the statement said. “Its members were sworn employees of the Portland Police who served on RRT in addition to their daily assignment in the Bureau. Despite no longer serving on RRT, they will continue in their regular assignments.”

The statement added, “The Rapid Response Team is an all-hazard incident response team that has received advanced specialized training to respond to incidents requiring higher levels of technical expertise including public order policing, natural or man-made disasters.”

The resignations follow a pattern seen across the country in response to the hostility towards police and the nationwide rioting that began after the death of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020, causing $2 billion in damages and the deaths of 19 people within two weeks. According to the New York Post. over 5300 New York Police officers retired or quit their job in 2020, an increase of 75% compared to 2019.

“More than 5,300 NYPD uniformed officers retired or put in their papers to leave in 2020 — a 75 percent spike from the year before, department data show,” the New York Post reported. “The exodus — amid the pandemic, anti-cop hostility, riots and a skyrocketing number of NYC shootings — saw 2,600 officers say goodbye to the job and another 2,746 file for retirement, a combined 5,346.”

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Report: Hunter Biden Used N-word Multiple Times In Texts With Lawyer

Hunter Biden reportedly sent multiple texts to his “white, $845-per-hour lawyer” which included the n-word and other racist comments, according to the Daily Mail.

“Text messages obtained by DailyMail.com reveal Hunter Biden used the n-word multiple times in banter with his lawyer,” the Daily Mail reported. “In a December 2018 conversation, Hunter asked Mesires: ‘How much money do I owe you. Becaause (sic) n***a you better not be charging me Hennessy rates.’”

Other text messages include the president’s son saying, “I only love you because you’re a black,” and “true dat n***a.” According to the Daily Mail, “Hunter also saved a meme with a photo of his father hugging Barack Obama with a caption describing a joke conversation.”

The joke conversation on the photo said, “Obama: Gonna miss you, man  Joe: Can I say it? Just this once? Obama: *sigh* go ahead Joe: You my n***a, Barack”

President Biden also has a reputation for racist comments, making comments during his presidential campaign like: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you aint black.” And “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

Joe Biden also made similar comments during his 2008 presidential campaign, saying of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

The discovery of the text messages come days after President Joe Biden gave a speech denouncing racism on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre, and after the White House announced new policies “to promote racial equity.”

“The White House announced a slate of policies meant to promote racial equity ahead of the trip,” USA Today reported. “That includes a new inter-agency effort meant to combat housing discrimination, as well as new directives that will increase federal contracting with small, minority-owned businesses by $100 billion over the next five years.”

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Tom Hanks and the Liberal Silence on the Democratic Party’s History on Race

Over there in The New York Times actor Tom Hanks has a piece on the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. The headline:

Tom Hanks: You Should Learn the Truth About the Tulsa Race Massacre

Among other things, Mr. Hanks is making the point that American history ignores major moments or events that involve black Americans. He says that he had never heard of the Tulsa Massacre until he read an article about it in The Times. That would be this article right here.

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He writes, in part, this:

“The truth about Tulsa, and the repeated violence by some white Americans against Black Americans, was systematically ignored, perhaps because it was regarded as too honest, too painful a lesson for our young white ears. So, our predominantly white schools didn’t teach it, our mass appeal works of historical fiction didn’t enlighten us, and my chosen industry didn’t take on the subject in films and shows until recently. It seems white educators and school administrators (if they even knew of the Tulsa massacre, for some surely did not) omitted the volatile subject for the sake of the status quo, placing white feelings over Black experience — literally Black lives in this case.

How different would perspectives be had we all been taught about Tulsa in 1921, even as early as the fifth grade? Today, I find the omission tragic, an opportunity missed, a teachable moment squandered. When people hear about systemic racism in America, just the use of those words draws the ire of those white people who insist that since July 4, 1776, we have all been free, we were all created equally, that any American can become president and catch a cab in Midtown Manhattan no matter the color of our skin, that, yes, American progress toward justice for all can be slow but remains relentless. Tell that to the century-old survivors of Tulsa and their offspring. And teach the truth to the white descendants of those in the mob that destroyed Black Wall Street.

Today, I think historically based fiction entertainment must portray the burden of racism in our nation for the sake of the art form’s claims to verisimilitude and authenticity…

…Should our schools now teach the truth about Tulsa? Yes, and they should also stop the battle to whitewash curriculums to avoid discomfort for students. America’s history is messy but knowing that makes us a wiser and stronger people.”

All of this is well said. I agree. Yet having said that, Tom Hanks himself has a curious silence about a major portion of American history that liberals just somehow, someway for some reason cannot bring themselves to discuss.

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Let me mention a few of the things Tom Hanks doesn’t mention – and I suspect there will be no liberals anywhere in Hollywood making a movie or TV show about these. (I wrote in detail about these in 2008 here in The American Spectator) so I will just include a few facts of history that Tom Hanks (and for that matter Joe Biden in his Tulsa speech) did not mention in his Times piece.

  • There is no reference to the number of Democratic Party platforms supporting slavery. There were 6 from 1840-1860.
  • There is no reference to the number of Democratic Party platforms that either supported segregation outright or were silent on the subject. There were 20, from 1868-1948.
  • There is no reference to the number of Democratic presidents who owned slaves. There were 7 from 1800-1861.
  • There is no reference to “Jim Crow” as in “Jim Crow laws,” nor is there reference to the role Democrats played in creating them. These were the post-Civil War laws passed enthusiastically by Democrats in that pesky 52-year part of the DNC’s missing years. These laws segregated public schools, public transportation, restaurants, restrooms and public places in general (everything from water coolers to beaches). The reason Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks became famous is that she sat in the front of a “whites only” bus, the “whites only” designation the direct result of Democrats.
  • There is no reference to the role of the Ku Klux Klan in the Democratic Party, which, according to Columbia University historian Eric Foner became “a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.” Nor is there reference to the University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease’s description of the Klan as the “terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.”
  • There is no reference to the fact Democrats opposed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. The Thirteenth banned slavery. The Fourteenth effectively overturned the infamous 1857 Supreme Court Dred Scott decision (made by Democrat pro-slavery Supreme Court justices) by guaranteeing due process and equal protection to former slaves. The Fifteenth gave black Americans the right to vote.
  • There is no reference to the fact that it was Democrats who segregated the federal government of the United States, specifically at the direction of progressive champion and Democratic President Woodrow Wilson upon taking office in 1913. Wilson, by the way, was a segregationist who showcased the film The Birth of a Nation, which celebrated the Klan, at a White House screening.

On and on goes the list of the role the most blatant racism played in the history of the Democratic Party – or as I call it the Party of Race.

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I have no doubt that Tom Hanks is sincere. But I also have no doubt that to raise this most serious history of the Democratic Party, a party founded by slave owners and, to this day, a party that cultivates identity politics – the son of segregation – is a serious no-no in Hollywood.

What happened in Tulsa was horrific. But so is the history of the Democratic Party when it comes to race.

Don’t expect Tom Hanks or any other liberal to bring it up. And that’s a shame.

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