Sep
06
Civil rights activist slams Warren’s comments on racism


>>Tucker: WELCOME BACK TO OUR DEMOCRATIC DEBATE SPECIAL. ELIZABETH WARREN WAS A PROFESSOR AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL. VERY IMPRESSIVE. SHE IS A RESEARCHER. SHE’S GOT AN ACADEMIC MIND. IT’S NOT SURPRISING SHE’S BEEN ABLE TO DISCOVER COUNTLESS NEW FORMS OF RACISM PERMEATING AMERICAN LIFE. TERMS OF NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE. SHE LISTED THEM DURING THE DEBATE.>>WE NEED TO CALL OUT WHITE SUPREMACY FOR WHAT IT IS. DOMESTIC TERRORISM. WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY NOW WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS ADVANCING ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM, ECONOMIC RACISM, CRIMINAL JUSTICE RACISM, HEALTH CARE RACISM.>>Tucker: WELL, SHE’S A LOT OF FUN. THE QUESTION IS, WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT CUSTOMER WHAT IS HEALTH CARE RACISM FOR EXAMPLE. WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM. I’M TRYING TO BE OPEN-MINDED, BUT WE ARE GOING TO NEED SOME HELP FIGURING OUT WHAT THOSE AR ARE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING ON.>>GOOD TO BE HERE AGAIN. SO, YOU’VE BEEN IN AND AROUND POLITICS IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS WORLD FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS. WHAT IS HEALTH CARE RACISM? YOU HAVE ANY IDEA CUSTOMER>>AS A VETERAN OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, I FIND HER INSULTING, CONDESCENDING, AND PATRONIZING. SHE ACTS AS A BARRIER FOR THE INSPIRATION OF REAL SOLUTIONS FOR FACES FROM BALTIMORE AND LOW INCOME BLACKS. THIS IS REALLY HARMFUL TO ANY KIND OF DISCUSSION. AS A VETERAN OF THE MOVEMENT, I REMEMBER BACK IN THE 60s, I LEFT THAT MOVEMENT, BECAUSE MANY OF THE BLACKS WERE SACRIFICED AND SUFFERED MOST DID NOT BENEFIT FROM THE CHANGE. DR. KING SAID, WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO EAT IN A RESTAURANT WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE MEANS TO EXERCISE IT. THE SWITCH CAME WHEN THE MONEY ARRIVED. THAT’S WHY THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN BLACK AMERICA TODAY ISN’T BETWEEN WHITES AND BLACKS. IT’S INTERNAL. AND ELIZABETH WARREN AND PEOPLE WHO CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE THE EXTERNAL ENERGY ARE PREACHING A FALSE SOLUTION. BLACK AMERICANS DESTINY HAS NEVER BEEN DETERMINED BY WHAT WHITE PEOPLE DO OR DO NOT DO. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE LEFT WITH. AND SO, I THINK THAT IT DEFLECTS ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE REAL PROBLEMS. AND THAT IS, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SERVING THOSE COMMUNITIES. RACISM IS NOT THE MOST IN FORMIDABLE PROBLEM. THE REAL PROBLEM IS THE KIND OF BETRAYAL BY THE LEADERS OF THESE CITIES IN THE LAST 50 YEARS. THE URBAN COMMUNITIES, WHERE YOU HAVE THE HIGHEST CRIME, THE MOST DRUG-INFESTED, HAVE BEEN RUN BY LIBERAL BLACK DEMOCRATS FOR 50 YEARS. WE’VE SPENT $22 TRILLION IN THESE PLACES, AND YET, THE PROBLEMS ARE GETTING WORSE. IN 1914, THEY CRAMMED OVER 4,000 BLACKS IN. IN THE LAST 20 YEARS, BLACKS HAVE BEEN DRIVEN OUT BY GENTRIFICATION. YOU DON’T SEE THESE LEADERS ADDRESSING ECONOMIC ISSUES LIKE THAT, BECAUSE THEY CAN AVOID CONFRONTING THOSE ISSUES, BECAUSE THEY USE RACE AS A SHIELD. WHITE PEOPLE COULD ALL GO TO EUROPE TOMORROW, AND THE CONDITIONS OF THE INNER CITY WOULD NOT CHANGE. AND NOT ALL BLACKS ARE SUFFERING EQUALLY. THERE ARE THREE ZIP CODES WHERE THE MEDIUM INCOME IS A HUNDRED $70,000. THEY ARE THREE TIMES RICHER THAN MOST WHITES. IF RACISM WAS A PERVASIVE PROBLEM, THEN WHY ARE NOT ALL BLACKS SUFFERING EQUALLY? I THINK IT’S TIME TO STOP THIS PREOCCUPATION WITH RACE AND RECALIBRATE AND COME TOGETHER TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS OF LOW INCOME PEOPLE OF ALL RACES.>>Tucker: YOU ARE A COURAGEOUS MAN FOR SAYING THAT. YOU ARE A COURAGEOUS MAN FOR SAYING THAT. MOST PEOPLE CAN’T SAY WHAT YOU SAID AND CERTAINLY CAN’T SAY IT AS CLEARLY AND INSIGHTFULLY AS YOU JUST DID. THANK YOU.>>THEY ARE TRAITORS. THEY REALLY ARE. THEY NEED TO BE CALLED OUT FOR IT. GOLDSMITH, RIORDAN. SO, ANSWERS EXIST. WE JUST NEED TO PURSUE THEM. BUT WE CAN’T DO IT AS LONG AS WE STAY STUCK ON THE RACE GRIEVANCE ISSUE.>>Tucker: OF COURSE. IT JUST DIVIDES PEOPLE. BUT ELIZABETH WARREN BENEFITS