I know, it’s early in the morning, my fellow Americans, and you’re still working on your coffee and cornflakes, but if I have to be exposed to this talking emetic, you get it too. He’s now calling people who demand greater diversity in congress “racists”.
.@RashidaTlaib: Democrats need to give women of color a seat of the table and listen to our voice
Tucker Carlson: "'Give us power bc of our skin color.' That's the argument Tlaib is making … by definition it is a racist pitch." pic.twitter.com/kEDk2ZtIsZ
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) July 9, 2019
That’s perverse. So congress can go on for hundreds of years as a body consisting almost exclusively of white men, and that’s not racist, but anyone suggesting that there be a more balanced representation that includes more women of color is racist. That’s how systems of exclusion and oppression perpetuate themselves, by turning any resistance to a discriminatory system into a feeble rationale about that being discriminatory. You have to be really gullible to accept such a game, but that’s Tucker’s audience.
Tlaib is making a reasonable suggestion that any group that makes decisions for minorities ought to include representation of the target group.