Comedians Video Response to Trump’s Promotion of Racism

Time to Say It: Trump Is a Racist

Source: New York Times

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When it comes to President Trump and race, there is a predictable cycle. He makes a remark that seems racist, and people engage in an extended debate about whether he is personally racist. His critics say he is. His defenders argue for an interpretation in which race plays a secondary role (such as: Haiti really is a worse place to live than Norway).

It’s time to end this cycle.

No one except Trump can know what Trump’s private thoughts or motivations are. But the public record and his behavior are now abundantly clear. Donald Trump treats black people and Latinos differently than he treats white people.
And that makes him a racist.

Is it possible to defend some of his racially charged statements by pointing out that something other than race might explain them? Sure. Is it possible that he doesn’t think of himself as a racist who views white people as superior to nonwhite people? Yes.

But the definition of a racist — the textbook definition, as Paul Ryan might say — is someone who treats some people better than others because of their race. Trump fits that definition many times over:

• Trump’s real-estate company was sued twice by the federal government in the 1970s for discouraging the renting of apartments to African-Americans and preferring white tenants, such as “Jews and executives.”

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2 replies

  1. I am still keeping asking why God let Trump as President of United States of America. The powerful leader in the world?
    I think we need to contemplate in depth in order we can purify our heart and mind from the control of evil.
    Majority is not always considered they are right.
    God has a good plan on earth or mankind, wait and see
    Pray for the best.Amin

    All our ❤️
    Progressive Muslim.

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