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Democrats proved to the nation during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that they will stoop to unprecedented lows in the pursuit of their political agenda, which appears to begin and ends with protecting the right to kill unborn children.
So suggesting that President Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is racist because she adopted two black children from Haiti, likening her to “white colonizers,” is an easy reach for the left.
On Saturday, Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of humanities at Boston University, took to Twitter in response to a tweet from Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin that read: “With two adopted children from Haiti, it’s going to be interesting to watch Democrats try to smear Amy Coney Barrett as racist.”
And while Kendi would go on to speak out of both sides of his mouth, he insinuated that the children were “props.”
“Some White colonizers ‘adopted’ Black children,” the professor observed. “They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in the ‘superior’ ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.”
Some White colonizers “adopted” Black children. They “civilized” these “savage” children in the “superior” ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity. https://t.co/XBE9rRnoqq
— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) September 26, 2020
“And whether this is Barrett or not is not the point. It is a belief too many White people have: if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist,” Kendi said in a follow up tweet.
Responding to the backlash, which Kendi attributed to “bots,” the author of “How to Be an Antiracist” said that just because he’s challenging the idea that white parents of kids of color are inherently “not racist” doesn’t mean he’s saying they are inherently racist.
Martin’s tweet is seen here:
With two adopted children from Haiti, it’s going to be interesting to watch Democrats try to smear Amy Coney Barrett as racist. pic.twitter.com/02R5KQOUoU
— Jenny Beth Martin (@jennybethm) September 27, 2020
Despite his attempts at massaging, Kendi’s initial tweet speaks for itself, and it drew a blistering response from Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
“Ibram Kendi launches a cruel, racist attack against Judge Barrett and her family,” the senator tweeted. “But what else would we expect from a fraud like him?”
Ibram Kendi launches a cruel, racist attack against Judge Barrett and her family. But what else would we expect from a fraud like him? https://t.co/5wAzwy1RaS
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) September 26, 2020
Jonathan Chait, a writer for the liberal New York magazine, tried to run interference for Kendi’s partisan attack on Barrett, tweeting he was just saying sometimes racists adopt black children.
This is a basic logic error by Kendi’s critics. He is simply denying the syllogism that if you adopt a black child) then B you cannot be racist. That is not the same as calling her racist.
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) September 26, 2020
The left’s smear campaign caught the attention of President Trump’s eldest son and namesake, Donald Trump Jr, who tweeted: “The liberals just can’t help themselves.”
The liberals just can’t help themselves. https://t.co/HE5nnnOg2j
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 26, 2020
Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter, beginning with Mollie Hemingway, from The Federalist, who cited a friend to warn this is just the warm up act for the “hideous line of attack” that lies ahead:
Of this reprehensible and evil tweet from Big Media and the elite left's newest highly funded racist, a friend writes: "We are just at the beginning of this hideous line of attack: not just upon Amy Coney Barrett, but upon ourselves, our families, and our children." https://t.co/56sPofBcGn
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 26, 2020
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) September 26, 2020
Adopting two children from Haiti is now racist. This is the way Democrats are going to attack Amy Coney Barrett? Yikes. https://t.co/oiJ5u4cWzo
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 26, 2020
Because Trump picked Amy Coney Barrett for SCOTUS, now Democrats are against allowing White people to adopt children of color. Interesting. https://t.co/9N36wdlJfO
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) September 26, 2020
No, the logic is on the LEFT on this one, Jonathan.
We never brought up her adoptions as proof, or lack thereof, of her character.
IT WAS LIBERALS who brought it up in some deleterious manner.
I think her 7 kids are irrelevant to any of this. Only the Left thinks otherwise. https://t.co/nfFtT8XSHd
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 26, 2020
I think the claim that racists sometimes adopt black children requires some evidence. In my experience that’s not the case and it’s counter-intuitive to say the least.
— John Sexton (@verumserum) September 26, 2020
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