Here is the latest addition to our “Real Racism” series. It comes to us from that noted first-term Democrat congressperson, the epitome of liberalism and tolerance, Rep. ilhan omar (D-MN).
Yesterday she put up a tweet attacking President Trump for his immigration policy…then deleted it.
First, we’ll look at the tweet itself, then we’ll discuss:
Quite a sentiment.
I’m sure Rep. omar thought Latino people … er, sorry, Latinx people… would come running to thank her for being so supportive.
Except a funny thing happened on the way to all that praise: Readers, Latino and otherwise, realized that she was saying, in so many words, that, if immigration were merit-based, Latino people would be less capable of entering the United States legally. In other words, Latinos, as a group, are lesser beings than non-Latinos.
Thousands of people noticed this, commented on omar’s appalling stereotype…and, suddenly, it was deleted. Gone. Not there.
Is that lesson lost on ilhan omar – who continues to have absolutely no problem whatsoever attacking Jews and Israel?
I doubt it. I assume the “lesson” she has learned is that if you’re a Democrat, and you want to attack a group, you should stick to Jews. No problem there at all.
In any event, I’m glad that, although ilhan omar was tone-deaf to her overt prejudice against Latinos, enough other people were not to force the subsequent deletion.
Now, if enough Black people realize that, when Democrats say a voter ID requirement suppresses the Black vote, they are engaging in exactly, precisely the same racism as omar is with Latinos, things will be that much better.
Real racism. It comes in all forms and from all sources. No group is immune to it and no group is immune from it. And, as is eminently obvious, this includes Rep. ilhan omar (D-MN).