Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mike Pence Reminds Us How White He Is. (Pretty White...)

Black men continue to be gunned down by the cops, generally when they're unarmed and barely moving. That's messed up. To Mike Pence, we're overemphasizing race. Huh??

Okay, fine, pink. But pink is the new white. (Yeah, sometimes also orange...)

Talking Points Memo points to a suggestion by leading white man, Veep candidate Mike Pence, that we should 'set aside this talk' of racism around the recent police killings:
Just days after two black men were fatally shot by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina, vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence on Thursday urged an audience of evangelical leaders to "set aside talk" of institutional racism, the Associated Press reported.
Maybe this is a tag-team strategy. Trump reaches out to black people by reminding them their lives suck hard, and Mike Pence reaches out to white people by reminding people how white he is. Smart!

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