Creating racism where it doesn’t exist, and being racist and you don’t even know it. This was observed earlier this month when the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History announced plans to set up a display in Colin Kaepernick’s honor, has surfaced yet again, courtesy of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren and seven of her Senate colleagues.
In a letter that was presented last week to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlie, the eight senators involved made the case that the FDA should ban menthol cigarettes from the market because of its effects on young black Americans.
“(T)he tobacco industry has a long history of targeting menthol cigarettes to African Americans and in particular African American youth, through strategic marketing and promotional materials,” the letter reads.
“These actions have resulted in significant health disparities in communities of color, with African Americans suffering the greatest burden of tobacco-related mortality of any ethnic or racial group in the United States.” (Related: Google employee says the company is intolerant of different viewpoints. So they fired him. Proving his point.)
While the information that the senators cited is in fact accurate, a couple obvious problems stick out, the first of them being that such usage of these words would never be tolerated from the GOP. As an example, when conservatives or the GOP cite statistics pertaining to black crime, Democrats and leftists immediately begin accusing them of being racist.
To be perfectly clear, facts themselves can never be racist, and the same applies to the facts cited by the Congressmen and women in the letter to the FDS, as well as the facts about black crime frequently cited by the GOP and conservatives. That being said, it would be everyone could just admit this and move on.
The second, more troublesome problem with the senators’ letter is what it implicitly states, which is that these eight Democrats think black people are too irresponsible and stupid to decide for themselves whether or not to use tobacco — particularly menthol tobacco.
It is racist, plain and simple, but a much more subtle form of racism — namely, the much softer and quieter bigotry of low expectations, which black conservative Lloyd Marcus once described as the belief that one simply “can’t expect much from blacks.”
“They send us an underlying message that you poor inferior blacks are not as smart as us compassionate whites,” Marcus wrote two years ago, describing the overall attitude of Democratic elitists such as Senator Warren. “Therefore, you need to be taken care of.”
One thing of importance about this particular letter and initiative is that neither of the Senate’s black Democrat senators, New Jersey’s Cory Booker and California’s Kamala Harris, had any part in crafting the letter. (Related: Entire Fed. Dept. Led By Hollywood Actor Resigns Due To ‘Trump’)
Another is that Senator Warren is open to the legalization of marijuana, which poses health risks to everyone (not just blacks). (Sorry weed smokers, putting any type of smoke in your lungs is not good)
This just goes to show, the concepts of speaking consistently and treating blacks (and everyone) with respect are unknown to Senator Warren, who, as everyone should remember, is the same deceitful person also known for claiming without proof to be of American Indian ancestry.
Here is the full letter that was submitted on August 22:
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