Buttigieg points to ‘racial disparities’ as driving force behind road fatalities: ‘We have a responsibility to act on that’

While toxic trains keep jumping their tracks and airports impose delays and cancellations on would-be flyers, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is once again doubling down on his “roads are racist” trope.

And what better place to spin it than on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” hosted by the king of race-baiting, Al Sharpton?

(Video: MSNBC)

On Saturday, Sharpton pressed the issue of inequality on the nation’s roads.

“A lot of people don’t understand, even down to road fatalities, it is not equal,” he stated.

It was like handing a child his very favorite toy.

Buttigieg couldn’t wait to share how hard he is working to eliminate all those bigoted byways and end America’s crash “crisis.”

“It’s something that deserves more attention, which is why I’m working to bring more attention to it,” he said. “We have a crisis when it comes to roadway fatalities in America.”

“We lose about 40,000 people every year. It’s a level that is comparable to gun violence,” he continued. “And we see a lot of racial disparities. Black and brown Americans, tribal citizens and rural residents are much more likely to lose their lives whether it’s in a car or as a pedestrian being hit by a car.”

As BizPac Review reported, while toxic fumes engulfed the town of East Palestine, Ohio, and two trains derailed in South Carolina and Texas, Buttigieg addressed the National Association of Counties Conference and cried about too many white construction workers.

“We have heard way too many stories from generations past of infrastructure where you got a neighborhood, often a neighborhood of color, that finally sees the project come to them, but everyone in the hard hats on that project, doing the good paying jobs, don’t look like they came from anywhere near the neighborhood,” he said.

Clearly, Buttigieg suggested to Sharpton, that kind of “discrimination” plays a part in the deaths of people of color.

“There are a lot of reasons related to discrimination and related to even the ways that roads are designed and built, who has access to a safe street design that has crosswalks and good lighting, who doesn’t have that access that can drive disparities,” he said, “and we have a responsibility to act on that.”

Naturally, woke black Democrats couldn’t agree more with the scandal-ridden secretary.

In a letter dated April 6, members of the Congressional Black Caucus led by “Squad” members Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA.), Cori Bush (D-MO), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), expressed their “grave concern for the wellbeing of Black drivers.”

“On our nation’s roads and highways, Black motorists have experienced disproportionate scrutiny and excessive force under the guise of traffic enforcement,” the letter read. “As Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), we urge you to condemn the status quo of traffic enforcement and develop reforms to reduce racial inequities in traffic stops.”

On Twitter, viewers of the Saturday show blasted both Buttigieg and Sharpton for their own racist ways.

“You literally sat there and let him say black ppl can’t read road signage,” wrote one user to Sharpton.

“Ummm both of y’all are Garbage,” stated another.

And a third declared, “You’re both race pimps.”


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