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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:36 PM

How to combat President Trump's rhetorical race war

By Kathleen Parker

The Washington Post

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The idea of a race war has long animated white supremacists, who seem to think that such a conflict would result in a white victory, whatever that would mean.

Dylann Roof — the white man-boy who murdered nine black parishioners during Bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church here four summers ago — entertained such an idea and told his roommate that he wanted to start a race war. Roof failed in his mission. Instead of a war, he launched a massive, community- and state-wide demonstration of love, charity and forgiveness, as well as a deepened commitment to racial reconciliation. Blacks and whites hugged, joined hands and, soon after the shooting, marched by the thousands over the Ravenel Cooper River Bridge in solidarity.

If there ever were to be a “race war” in America, it would have to wait for Donald Trump; rhetorically speaking.

Before you dash to your keyboard, I’m not comparing Trump’s recent racist remarks to a mass murderer’s bloody rampage. But the president’s cannon is loose upon the land, and his attempts to create friction between the races is not harmless. Though no one in his or her right mind can be happy about his callous comments recently aimed exclusively at minority leaders, one can be fairly certain that America’s neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klanners and other white supremacists are celebrating.

Meanwhile, the commentariat has been busy trying to decide whether Trump is truly a racist or merely acting like a fascist psychopath who will use any available means to indulge his impulses and advance his agenda, whatever that may be at any given moment. A recent Quinnipiac poll found that more than half of Americans think he is a racist; so congratulations, Mr. President. Some legacy.


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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:25 PM

1. Kathleen Parker never disappoints

to fail to get to the point.

Ok she does here but as with almost everything she’s ever written, after reading it you feel like it was a hollow period of your life.

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