Democrats have a very well-established pattern of accusing the right-wing of racism. According to the left’s narrative, they themselves are the ones fighting to right the wrongs of the world; Democrats also claim that by promoting values such as hard work and personal responsibility, Republicans are contributing to a supposedly racist society. Furthermore, when Democrats are accused of purposefully dividing Americans on the basis of race, they deny doing any such thing.
Many Democrats have made it their mission to skirt around this issue, but Bernie Sanders won’t be able to do so this time. The Daily Caller News Foundation managed to obtain and review books from Sanders where he takes shots at “poor whites” and uses the N-word a few times. The book titled ‘Outsider in the House’ was originally written by Sanders in 1997, although an updated version, ‘Outsider in the White House’ came out in 2015.
The statements made by Sanders are quite interesting and yet incredibly divisive on the basis of race.
Reviewing the Content of Sanders’ Books
The passages in which Sanders references “poor whites” and black Americans cover welfare reform and the treatment of various groups. In essence, Sanders makes the case that the white working class was “given” the “N-words” to look down upon in order to feel better about themselves.
He also took several shots at Republicans, branding the GOP stance on welfare as “an assault on the poor, women and children, minorities, and immigrants.”
Sanders’ words which are most divisive on the basis of race read as follows:
“[White workers of the South] were given ‘n***ers’ to hate and look down on, ‘n***ers’ who couldn’t vote, drink at their water fountains, use the same bathrooms, or sit up front in the buses or movie theaters.”
Prior to this statement, Sanders goes on to state that the white working class was “the most exploited white workers in America.”
“They were paid the lowest wages, they endured the worst working conditions, their housing was abysmal, their kids went to the most backward schools, and very few could send their children to college,” writes Sanders.
The Double Standards
If any Republican made the statements and insinuations which Sanders did in his books, they would be immediately shunned. At this time, reports of Sanders’ words are just now coming out and gaining attention. It will be interesting to see whether or not the Sanders campaign makes a statement regarding these words. One thing is for certain though: if President Trump made statements like these, Democrats would go ballistic and riot in the streets for days.
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