Senator Tommy Tuberville linked the descendants of enslaved people to criminals and called for widespread criticism at a rally held on Saturday by the former American president Donald Trump.
At the rally in Minden, Nevada, Tuberville criticized Democrats for being “pro-crime.”
According to him enslaved people want to take what you White people have, thus they want to commit crime. This to him is because they (enslave people) desire the power over what you(whites) possess. This and many more Tuberville said at the rally.
However, in a press statement NAACP President Derrick Johnson called out Tuberville and described his sommemts a “flat out racist, ignorant and utterly sickening.”
The idea of paying reparations to Black Americans whose ancestors were slaves as a means of addressing the lasting impacts of slavery has gained favor over time.
More than 170 Democrats joined Republicans in co-sponsoring a bill to examine reparations for slavery last spring. The bill was approved by a House committee, but the entire House of Representatives has not yet had a chance to review it.
Though some notable party members have spoken in favor of the concept, Democrats do not have a formal position on reparations.
How citizens of the State reacted to Tuberville’s statement about enslaved people:
@Josh_Moon tweeted: “As you’re reading about Tommy Tuberville’s very racist comments, I hope you also don’t miss the hypocrisy. Here’s a man receiving a large govt salary, doing next to nothing for it and routinely violating the law. But it’s cool ’cause he’s white.”
@JoyceWhiteVance wrote: “In today’s edition of my newsletter, I wrote about Tuberville, GOP white-washing of racism & how the target ends up on the Black people who are victimized by it, here, literally, when local news criticized a Black politician for calling out Tuberville. joycevance.substack.com/p/the-week-ahe…
@mike96779142 shared his opinion: “Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville pushed an old racist narrative about Black people and crime at a campaign rally hosted by traitor-thief Donald Trump on Saturday night. Republicans know their base well so the message, Tuberville believes, will motivate Republican voters.”