Leftists love to criticize Donald Trump for things he never said.
The mainstream media is complicit in this to an astonishing degree.
The controversy over ESPN anchor Jemele Hill’s absurd comments has incited one of her colleagues to double down on her idiocy.
Former “Sports Reporters” contributor William C. Rhoden appeared on MSNBC with Al Sharpton and said Trump has made it “okay” to be racist.
During Sunday’s “PoliticsNation,” ESPN “The Undefeated” writer William Rhoden weighed in on the controversy surrounding ESPN anchor Jemele Hill.
Hill tweeted this week that President Donald Trump is a “white supremacist,” a statement the White House called a “fireable offense.”
Rhoden said Trump and the White House are telling the “racist” sports media and other white people that it is “OK” to not hire black people.
“[T]he problem with the White House is that it’s created an atmosphere where they’re telling white folks ‘it’s okay,’” Rhoden explained. “It’s okay not to hire black folks. It’s OK to grab your Confederate flag or your Nazi flag and walk openly. It’s okay to do that.”
Rhoden then vowed that black people would start “fighting fire with fire.”
“It’s economics. We’re going to start boycotting. We’re going to start boycotting the organizations who support our enemy,” he added.
Instead of pointing to statements or policies, it’s easier to cheaply say there’s a nebulous “atmosphere” of racism.
Leftists claim Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a Klansman and white supremacist, even though he desegregated schools and prosecuted the KKK in Alabama.
Last year, the left even honored him:
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It’s all about political posturing and ideology. Rhoden made that very clear in a piece he wrote for The Undefeated:
The glitch is that the United States was founded as a slaveholding nation, and the idea of a democracy constructed on the backs of enslaved Africans is an unresolved dilemma that has kept the United States in a spiritual vise grip to this day.
“The notion of the home of the brave and the land of the free has always been aspirational,” said Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School. Walton is also the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and professor of religion and society.
“You can say that the country has always been bound by its contradictions,” Walton said. “Part of the reason that we’re not free is that we have refused to acknowledge the things that imprison us. We’re imprisoned by economic inequality; this nation has always been imprisoned by economic inequality; it was founded on economic inequality.”
This is straight out of the Marxism playbook. Inequality is largely determined by poor decision-making.
The thing that makes this so baffling is Rhoden’s statement on MSNBC where he said: “It’s economics.”
That’s true, and people vote with their feet. If America is such a horrifically racist and unfair place, why do people of color abroad yearn to come here?
It certainly isn’t for the oppression.