Why is Tim Scott Denying America’s Rich Racist History and Dedicated Racists?
This is an all All American insult to the proud racists and the people who experience racism every day
When Tim Scott said, “America is not a racist country”, he opened a lively debate on the heels of 5+ fatal police shootings of Black people in less than a month, the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial and an uptick in anti-Asian hate crimes.
'America is not a racist country': Sen. Tim Scott delivers GOP response
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I’m not sure what America Tim lives in, but as a Black mother of a biracial child having faced and continue to experience several isms and disparities — I can assure Rep. Scott that this country is racist. As a matter of fact, I argue that racism is the bedrock of this country and part of our country’s proud history, heritage, and current political climate. Racism is embedded in every aspect of American life.
As a matter of fact, several American patriots boldly demonstrated this fact on January 6, 2021 when they stormed our nation’s Capitol. There are several accounts of Black police officers being called the N-word — as the hung a noose for Vice President Pence and hunted for politicians that didn’t (and continue) to oppose the fair and accurate election results.
Tim Scott how dare you deny our country’s racist legacy and contentious present.
To my good ol’ boys that stormed our nation’s Capitol and hurled racist insults at the officers of color that swore an oath to protect and serve this country and ALL its citizens, I’m sorry Tim Scott truly doesn’t understand you and your cause.
I’m sorry he made a mockery of your 400 years of hard work and dedication to the ideals, pseudoscience, parasitic and predatory colonization of not only America, but almost every continent. Read and watch Exterminate All The Brutes.
Racist people have annihilated so many Black and brown cultures in the name of superiority and supremacy. Tim really doesn’t give you credit for how you’ve seamlessly woven yourself into the fabric of America. Your stats are amazing, and your next generation are following in your tradition. Those fine young men are just as destructive, but way more efficient thanks to the NRA. Dylan Roof, Kyle Rittenhouse and many others just the tip of the racist new wave.
Racism is all grown up and sophisticated now. You’ve got rich kids on Fox shouting your message, you’re in every policy, business, and all branches of government. You’re even in politics, healthcare, and the food industry. Rumor has it, you’re even in law enforcement. Your forefathers would be proud.
I’m sorry Tim Scott doesn’t recognize you, but I do — most Black and brown people do. We see you in our pay, how we’re treated at work. It’s in our neighborhoods and redlined in our housing, voting and school districts. It’s in the environment — in our water and power grid, it’s even in our internet service and at the park when we’re bird watching (shout out to your girl #AmyCooper) and speaking of the ladies….
How can I forget your biggest secret weapon — Privilettas, good ol’ daughters of the confederacy. They know how to infiltrate all the places men can’t. When they’re not abusing their power and privilege terrorizing Black and brown people, they’re egging their husband’s on to attack teenage boys. They smile and say, “bless your heart” and make the best cookies, cakes, sweet rolls, etc. for the bake sale as they helped you plot the next attack on our democracy.
I can’t lie — racist chicks make the best pie — that’s how they’ve fooled America into thinking it’s just the men who caused and continue the racist agenda. As they’re screaming, “down with the patriarchy”, they’re wreaking havoc behind the scenes, under the radar at HOA, PTA’s, school board meetings and at the workplace.
If American’s really knew American history — we’d be ashamed of ourselves. There isn’t an ethnic group that hasn’t been targeted since Rick Santorum’s revisionist vision of our country’s formation. Here are some of our really racist milestones:
- 12 million First Nations, indigenous people murdered for their land
- An economy built on and from the free, forced labor and wealth generated from enslaved Africans stolen from their country. The country never apologized and only paid reparations to white people when slavery ended
- Thriving African American towns across the country were destroyed — people were murdered, and houses and black owned businesses were burned down — without consequence or restitution
- Asian people forced to work on the railroads and put in concentration camps
- Jim Crow and the racist policies that created and maintain massive income, housing and health disparities, bias and discrimination
- The racist war on drugs that disproportionately targeted poor Black and brown communities, militarized our police and led to mass incarceration and mandatory minimums for drugs that are now legalized or considered a “health crisis”
- Xenophobic attacks on Irish, Italian, Polish and Jewish immigrants and now another wave of Mexican deportation
Indigenous, Black, Asian, Latin and Hispanic communities are hurting from racist traumas. Our division is by design. It’s driven by real internalized and external racism, racist rhetoric about “us and them” and a lack of education and understanding about America’s real history, how we got here and how that impacts our lives and our perception of each other.
Tim Scott’s denial of racism is dismissive of every American’s experience and our history. If we’ve learned nothing over the last few years — it’s that racism is and will always be part of America.
This piece was meant to be satirical, but the truth is our country is in turmoil and facing a reckoning that’s forcing us acknowledge the racist past that’s been influencing our present. The only way to stop it — is admit we have a problem. Education and empathy is required —
Perhaps we can start here:
The 1619 Project Curriculum
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We can’t heal what we don’t understand.