Democrats’ Obsession With Racism of Identity Politics Proves Lethal
Jeffrey Lord
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She the People founder Aimee Allison (YouTube screenshot)

The forum could not be more “progressive.” And more obsessed with the politics of racial supremacy — identity politics.

There in Houston, Texas, on April 24 of this very year, one Democratic presidential candidate after another stood up at a “She the People” forum to proudly and quite openly endorse the poisonous racism of identity politics.

As seen here, She the People itself is quite boastful of their devotion to the racism that is identity politics. Its website features headlines from media that repeatedly use racial terms in their headlines. Samples?

Washington Post: “This presidential forum will have 2020 Democrats answer to women of color”

USA Today: “2020 Democrats Sanders, Klobuchar, Warren, Gabbard to join forum on women of color”

NBC News: “First-ever forum on women of color for presidential contenders”

The She the People site also points to this New York Times article that again quite openly says this of the internal Democratic Party debate over how to defeat President Trump in 2020 (bold print added for emphasis):

The dispute is not merely a tactical one — it goes to the heart of how Democrats envision themselves becoming a majority party. The question is whether that is accomplished through a focus on kitchen-table topics like health care and jobs, aimed at winning moderates and disaffected Trump voters, or by unapologetically elevating matters of race and identity, such as immigration, to mobilize young people and minorities with new fervor.

Got that? The Democrats are debating about “unapologetically elevating matters of race and identity” to win the presidency.

Of course they are.

As we have noted in this space too many times to count, there is absolutely nothing new with the fact that Democrats openly appeal to racism to win elections. The culture of racism that built the Democratic Party and the progressive movement is alive and well. From support for slavery to segregation to the son of segregation — identity politics — the party’s open appeal to a virulent racism is nakedly apparent everywhere on the left, from activist groups like “She the People” to its presidential candidates to the pillars of the “mainstream media.”

A typical example of the unabashed appeal to race came from the founder of She the People, one Aimee Allison. In response to the New York Times article that talked of “unapologetically elevating matters of race and identity,” Ms. Allison wrote a letter to the editor that said this: “Women of color are America’s future. The Democratic Party can no longer afford to operate otherwise.”

It is precisely this kind of racial supremacy that encourages people like the racial supremacist in El Paso, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius. Crusius, according to news reports, left behind a manifesto that echoed exactly the thinking of Democratic presidential candidates. He stood up for racial supremacy, in this case the racism of white identity politics. Crusius, the Post reported, also railed “against corporations for destroying the environment by over-harvesting resources. The manifesto chastises the government for being unwilling to confront environmental issues and most Americans for being unwilling to change their lifestyles to be more environmentally friendly.”

Which is to say the shooter was channeling the anti-corporation rhetoric of presidential candidates and progressive senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, while his environmental views were totally in sync with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

So too was the Dayton shooter an open leftist, as this Washington Times headline reports:

Ohio gunman described himself as pro-Satan ‘leftist’ who supported Elizabeth Warren

What to do about the open appeal to racism that gushes from Democratic presidential candidates, progressive groups like She the People and the mainstream media like CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post? Hopefully beginning with President Trump — who issued a statement bluntly condemning the racial supremacy that is white supremacy — every Republican and conservative in the land will start calling out the open racism of the American Left, whether it comes from Democratic presidential candidates or the media or activist groups like She the People and oh so many more.

It seems that no one of any note on the American left is willing to stand up and admit that the constant appeals by the Left that stoke the fires of hardcore racial supremacy beget exactly what just happened in El Paso — more racial supremacy, this time with a gun in hand.

Whatever else is to come, the 2020 election should be made into a challenge to the open, brazen appeals to the politics of race by Democrats.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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