Democrats must lead fight to erode racism

Racism has revived. This hostile belief was started in my lifetime when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man and black people led by Martin Luther King began the march for civil rights.

It recently was stirred up by the prankish exploits of Donald Trump, who tried to delegitimize Barack Obama’s presidency by trying to prove the absurd claim that he wasn’t a natural-born citizen. And now, most recently, Trump’s racial bigotry is to tell four elected congresswomen of color to “go back to where they came from.”

It’s been my contention that a white nationalist movement exists and is a pervasive force. It’s hard for a modern-day Democrat to hope to find a Republican who is free of racist attitudes or an evangelical with the moral belief that real racial equality implies each race cares equally about the physical and emotional needs of the other. Sadly, in our racist society, this is far from the case.

We will only begin to solve the problem when Democrats organize and back each other up, as was seen by the House Democrats in condemning Trump’s racist tweets. That should be the immediate goal of Democrats — to get together, make each other see each other as brothers and sisters and allies instead of proponents of white supremacist values.

David Kaw, Lake Jackson

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Bulldog

The democrats are the ones peddling racism. They use it as currency. And racism started way before Rosa Parks. She just shined a light on it. In the 60s the civil rights bill was passed without a single democrat vote, and dont perpetuate the law that the parties switched. The democrats are still the same racist party. They still keep their slaves on the plantation.

jmilner007

Racism has been so watered down by the democrats no one knows what it really means anymore. The dem's would have you think half of our citizens are racist and that's simply not true.Trump has done more for people of color in two years than Obama did in eight. Democrats are accustomed to walking all over republicans for years with their nastiness and don't know what to do now that a republican fights back.

natives5

Very disappointing how trump supporters justify his racism with false claims about how he’s “helping” minorities while at the same time disparaging them. He’s a proven racist, liar, and manipulator of everything that’s great about our country. Focus on what trumps doing and not on placing the blame everywhere else. He must be held accountable for his actions but we know the Republicans in the House and Congress will never do that; they are spineless.

Bulldog

Sorry your race card has been declined. Do you have any other form of argument?

natives5

Arguing with you is futile because you don't acknowledge facts just conspiracy theories. trump is a racist. Your lack of acknowledgment doesn't change the fact. Have a good day!

TLBTLB

It is idiotic at best to even suggest President Trump or his supporters are racists! Democrats keep this hype going when In fact they are the true racists who are doing everything they can to bring socialism to our country and permanently destroy it!! Anyone who believes otherwise are part of the problem and it is sickening to see these remarks made when they are total fabrications!!

Bulldog

You are correct.

natives5

Actions speak louder than words and trumps actions are screaming racism. And if you don't believe that there are racists that support trump, you are being idiotic.

Bulldog

Or your being delusional again

PJBM626

So dems can erode racism. How about starting within the party. Tlaib , Omar , Waters , Al Green , all spew racist rhetoric against whites and Jewish people. How about the dem black caucus who will not denounce and supports Lewis Farrakhan the biggest anti Semitic and white hater in America. Mr slaw go have your party clean up their racist and anti Semitic hate before attacking Repubs and others

Bulldog

I find it amusing that this letter comes out a day after the Mueller juicy nothing burger. It was such a disaster for the democrat party that they have to resort to their old tired adolescent name calling and labeling.

natives5

Are you serious about name calling? your president can’t get through a speech without name calling. You crack me up!

natives5

Please give us a real quote from Talib, Waters, Al Green where they spew anti-Semitism and racism against whites.

PJBM626

Here a few but there are many more https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/ilhan-omar-blames-white-men/ https://www.theblaze.com/news/2019/07/24/tweet-from-rashida-tlaib-undermines-narrative/amp https://amp.dailycaller.com/2018/03/10/democrats-denounce-louis-farrakhan

natives5

Would have been nice if you provided proof that wasn't biased. Each of these sites state that they are conservative opinion websites. The Daily Caller was founded by Tucker Carlson for goodness sake. That would be like me quoting the HuffPost as a reliable news source. Conspiracy sites don't count as real news. Nice try though.

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