We recently posted an article that put on full display the racist attitude of several of CNN’s most prominent commentators. Several individuals were thoroughly trashed, including Senator Tim Scott, along with Ambassador Nikki Haley. (You can read the article here if you like: REPORT [VIDEO]: CNN Talking Heads Claim Republicans are Racists, Say Nikki Haley & Tim Scott are Just Tokens for ‘Racist White People’)
CNN wasn’t the only liberal rag to get in on the action, however. Other media outlets, such as MotherJones writer Tommy Craggs, began an article by saying “Tonight was the “I’m not racist, and my Black friend says so” portion of the RNC, featuring speeches from Tim Scott and Herschel Walker, among others, and a lot of predictable talk about “opportunity zones” and the Democratic “plantation.” For the hard stuff, we turn to the undercard.”
I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say that Craggs could have just as easily have said that he believes Senator Scott and Herschel Walker are “Uncle Toms.” On Twitter, the hashtag #UncleTom grew legs of its own, and others were tweeting about #UncleTim.
It appears that Craggs clearly didn’t actually listen to Scott or Walker’s speeches. Maybe if he had, perhaps even he would be able to appreciate the genuinely emotional testimonies in favor of Trump, as well as those from other unexpected voices.
Both Senator Scott and Herschel Walker have legacies of successful accomplishments that have less to do with being friends of Donald Trump and (in my opinion) more to do with the opportunities that being an American gave them and on which they were able to capitalize.
Mother Jones and Twitter weren’t the only ones to go after Monday night’s black RNC speakers. While Craggs didn’t actually spell out “Uncle Tom,” Lance Strong for Hip Hop Wired told readers exactly what he thought of those black voices, right in the headline. “Trump Trots Out Sunken Place Sambos Sen. Tim Scott & Herschel Walker For RNC’s First Night,” Strong ranted.
It only got better! The first paragraph read:
The first night of the Republican National Convention is in the books and, as expected, a lot of hot air was expelled in favor of elevating President Donald Trump. As expected, some of Trump’s Coon Squad members rose from the Sunken Place with their best tap shoes on and did a little jig while praising the Swindler-In-Chief.
Strong went on to call out Scott and Walker, as well as Kim Klacik and Vernon Jones, the other Black speakers that night. In doing so, he wrote that these speakers “all ran the same rap that Trump is good for America, including working-class individuals and Black Americans, touting mythical claims of improvement under the president’s guidance.”
Strong tried to justify the trend of #UncleTom, denouncing those who dare to point out the offensiveness as “some MAGA stans” who have “whiny responses.”
In showing their true colors, it’s apparent that there are those out there who can’t handle strong Black voices who speak out in favor of their preferred candidate, for the sole disqualifying reason that that candidate is Republican.
It should be clear, to anyone with a modicum of objectively, who the real racists are.