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In the wake of Roseanne’s awful, racist tweet comparing former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an ape, Jarrett took part in a special town hall on race on MSNBC. In it, she blamed President Donald Trump for the star’s racist joke. While sitting next to Al Sharpton, a man who made his name through racist hoaxes, Jarrett repeated what has become a favorite narrative of the political left – that the United States, at its core, is fundamentally racist. But is that true?
Jarrett attempted to pin the blame for Roseanne’s racist tweet on the president. “The tone does start up at the top, and we like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country,” she told a receptive MSNBC.
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Trump didn’t make Roseanne send that tweet, she has a long history of saying and doing offensive things that pre-dates his presidency.
However, the narrative, that we are a fundamentally racist country is one of the key pillars in the modern left’s political strategy. From Barack Obama to Elizabeth Warren, liberals like to talk about how “the system is rigged,” particularly against women and minorities. That rigged system keeps the rich, rich, and the poor, poor. Then they present Democrats as the only force able to make things “fair.”
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Lost in this narrative is the reality that the personal stories of those selling it undercut their argument. Obama was born into modest means to largely absent parents; Warren was born into a middle-class “Native American” family. Yet both have managed to ascend to the heights of power and obtain incredible wealth in a system they say is rigged against that very thing.
How’d that happen?
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The idea advanced by the left is carefully crafted to keep people angry and scared, because emotions – those emotions in...
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