From the NY Post:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a rare appearance with boyfriend Riley Roberts while taking questions from fans in an Instagram story Friday night.
The freshman Queens socialist enlisted her man to talk about the issue of “combating racism as a white person.”
“I think it’s helpful and important to talk to other white people about racism, and I think a lot of people, they don’t want to be racist,” Roberts, 30, offered as AOC sat beside him. “They don’t think that they’re racist, but they also don’t know some of the things they believe or say are and can be racist.”
Neither offered anything in particular about what they defined as racist, or who gets to decide what is and is not racist. Roberts suggested telling racist white friends that they were not, in fact, racist, but merely held “wrong” opinions.
“One of the effective ways is just to talk and kind of help teach them about why some of the things they believe or say or think are wrong — not necessarily racist — but that they’re wrong and that will sort of chip away and contribute to some development in this area but not necessarily take somebody from being a racist to not being a racist in one conversation,” he said.
Alex, Riley, let me clue you in on the Klown 1-step program on how to combat racism:
1. Don’t be a racist.
There is a reason that the Klown 1-step program on how to combat racism doesn’t say anything about making other people stop being racist. That’s because this country is still nominally a free country, and ITS NOT YOUR FUCKING JOB TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT TO DO!
if you want to tell people what to do get a blog, and be prepared to get an earful from total strangers. And since I have a blog, let me tell YOU how to combat racism:
1. Define racism.
2. Don’t be a racist.
3. Lead by example.
There are a lot of definitions of “racist” and “racism” out there. The old school definition of racism was the belief that each race has certain immutable characteristics. Racism was connected to white supremacy, which was the belief that the white race is superior to all the other races. I don’t want to get lost in the weeds discussing terminology and nomenclature because there are lots of terms out there, some old, some new, with various definitions. We can’t talk about this stuff if we are using different definitions. And it doesn’t help that the Left keeps trying to use language as a means of controlling people, and they keep changing definitions to suit their purposes.
So here is my working definition of racism: Judging and treating people differently based upon their race.
My definition is problematic, because the question immediately comes to mind, “How do you define ‘race?'”
All humans are the same species. ‘Race’ is a subspecies category originally based primarily on skin color. Now the designations are confusing and arbitrary. ‘Black’ people aren’t black, and white people aren’t white. The term ‘negroid’ is now considered offensive, but “African” isn’t quite accurate because we all came from Africa originally.
How many races are there? Back when there were only two genders there were as many as five races, but there was disagreement as to what those five races were. Black, White, Asian, and . . .? The old rule was that if you had ‘one drop’ of Negro blood You were a Negro, but DNA tests have shown that just about everybody has a drop or two in them. Before DNA tests the rule was that if you had one great-grandparent who was black, then you were black. But what if your great-grandfather only had one drop (making him black) and you got one drop from him, are you 1/64th or 1/8th? Meanwhile, everybody on Earth has one of three blood types.
It’s a mess.
But here is a key truth: As long as race matters, race will continue to matter. You cannot have it both ways. The only way to get rid of racism is to have a ‘colorblind’ nation where race does not matter.
For the first 80-something years of our Republic’s existence, we allowed race-based slavery to exist. We fought a war to get rid of it but the smoke from the battles had barely cleared when race-based slavery was replaced with race-based Segregation. That malignant tumor in the body politic stuck around for a century. Over 50 years have passed since we ended Segregation and racial discrimination but racism is still a major issue to some people.
The Democrat party was the party of slavery. The Democrat party was the party of Segregation. And which party is obsessed with racism? The Democrats. The Democrat party is nearly 200 years old, and for pretty much its entire history Democrats have been obsessed with race. No matter what else happens, Democrats keep coming back to racism.
Proverbs 26:11: “As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.”