In the era of political correctness where we have seen the ABC network cancel the reboot of Roseanne due to an unpopular tweet and TBS pretty much do nothing to Samantha Bee after she called Ivanka Trump a c*** a law maker out of the state of Arizona finds himself in the hot seat. Rep. David Stringer has found himself the target of major backlash after claiming that immigration represents an existential threat to the United States. Stringer feels that immigration is such a threat to the United States, because there aren’t enough white kids.
At a recent Yavapai County Republican Men’s Forum event Rep. David Stringer said, “Sixty percent of public school children in the state of Arizona today are minorities. That complicates racial integration because there aren’t enough white kids to go around. Immigration today represents an existential threat to the United States. If we don’t do something about immigration very, very soon, the demographics of our country will be irrevocably changed and we will be a very different country. It will not be the country you were born into.”
The comments of Rep. David Stringer recently made headlines after David Schapira, a Democratic candidate that is hoping to become Arizona’s superintendent of Public Instruction, posted a video of them online.
In a move that is completely no surprise at all the regional director of Anti-Defamation League Arizona, Carlos Galindo-Elvira called Rep. David Stringer’s comments “shockingly inappropriate.”
In a reported statement that he gave on Wednesday Galindo-Elvira said, “we are deeply disturbed after viewing the video and hearing comments made by Rep. David Stringer regarding minorities and immigrants. There’s no place in our state government for this type of hateful messaging especially when we are a nation of immigrants; it is shockingly inappropriate. Rep. Stringer totally disregards the numerous contributions made by immigrants for our country.”
Arizona House Minority Leader Rebecca Rios gave a statement to The Arizona Republic as she stated that Rep. David Stringers words were another source of embarrassment for the state of Arizona. She said, “just as disturbing, there did not appear to be single murmur of disagreement from the audience. We work side by side with Rep. Stringer and our Republican colleagues and want to think the best of them. But when will they stand up to divisive rhetoric like this that echoes fervent racists and white nationalists like David Duke?”
I don’t recall minorities being so insulted by Susan Rice when she spoke in Florida. On May 12, 2016 Fox News
Insider ran a story that was titled “Susan Rice: Too Many White People In Top National Security Positions.” Lets look at the title of that article again. Too many what? Susan Rice: Too Many WHITE People In Top National Security Positions. The day before this article was ran by Fox News Insider U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice gave a commencement address at Florida International University. It was during that commencement address that she expressed her belief that a lack of diversity in the those positions puts our country at risk, because they all think alike. Who is they? WHITE people.
Her comments at the time were in reference of the U.S. national security work force. She stated that the national security work force was ” WHITE, MALE, and YALE.” In a statement that was reported by Fox News Insider Susan Rice said, “In the halls of power, in the faces of our national security leaders, America is still not fully reflected. By now, we should all know the dangers of ‘groupthink,’ where folks who are alike often think alike.By contrast, groups comprised of different people tend to question one another’s assumptions, draw on divergent perspectives and experiences, and yield better outcomes. Intelligence analysts, diplomats and military officers who are native speakers may pick up subtle nuances that might otherwise go unnoticed. Diplomats who can read cultural cues may better navigate the political and social currents of a foreign nation. In sum, leaders from diverse backgrounds can often come up with more creative insights, proffer alternative solutions and thus make better decisions.”
The hypocrisy is full of color and impossible to miss. It was acceptable for an African American named Susan Rice to claim that there were too many white people, but when a white man says that there are not enough white people it is considered racist. It is almost enough to make us look back and consider the words of others as we have to ask ourselves are people really trying to teach and program white people that it is wrong to feel pride in our own people and culture?