DAILYKENN.com --We tend to find what we're looking for and if we're looking for racism, we'll find it saturates every aspect of society.
London Lamar, a black woman and recently elected to Tennessee's state legislature, posted a video in which she declared, "Tennessee is racist. Period."
In the Facebook rant Lamar reportedly claimed that Tennessee Republicans are "uneducated and stupid."
It seems Lamar is racist. Period.
She later claimed statistical analysis based on mid-term election results supported her claims. Those results likely point to a majority of whites backing Republicans which, we suppose, constitutes racism.
The syllogism follows this pattern:
The Republican Party is racist.
Most whites vote for Republicans.
Whites, therefore, must be racist.
Virtually every non-white ethnic group supports Democrats. That is not racist?
Lamar's racist rant was posted in November. She has since apologized for over-generalizing white people.
From tennesseestar.com ▼
Newly-elected Tennessee State Rep. London Lamar, D-Memphis, said she merely summed up the thoughts and feelings of her constituents when she scolded white Tennessee Republicans as supposedly racist and uneducated.
As The Tennessee Star reported, Lamar livestreamed her remarks during a 15-minute Facebook video last week. She removed the video from Facebook a few days later after it got attention she apparently didn’t want.
The Star broke this story past weekend. The story has since gone viral worldwide, with Newsweek citing The Star’s work. FOX News, The British Daily Mail, CBS News, and The Washington Post, among many others, also did their own follow-ups.
On Tuesday, Lamar took to her personal and professional Facebook pages to address The Star’s articles concerning her.
“What was called a rant is actually a statistical analysis of the midterm elections based on my numerous years of political experience. After a review of the numbers after the midterm election, I felt the need to record a Facebook live video to discuss the numbers from both Tennessee and nationwide,” Lamar said.
“My comments did not intend to make a generalization about every white person who voted Republican. The truth about a large number of those who responded with their vote for Republican candidates this election cycle is, they voted in response to the racially charged rhetoric that has come from our President.”
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