Tonight my racism chase takes me to Trump Tower in New York, where the president-elect has shown his true colors (pun intended) once again.
I mean just when we thought that the president-elect couldn’t get any more clueless on matters of race he does something like this:
“Donald Trump’s newest staff pick is a lot like the rest of them. According to news reports and lawsuits, Reed Cordish, Trump’s incoming White House adviser, hired white men to start trouble with black patrons of his family’s properties so that they could kick them out.
According to a scathing report in the Daily Beast, Cordish, who was picked to be an assistant to the president for intergovernmental and technology initiatives, “is an executive of the Cordish Companies, his family’s Baltimore, Md.-based real estate business, and the president of Entertainment Concepts Investors, a subsidiary that owns and manages bars, restaurants, and clubs throughout the country.”
Lawsuits viewed by the Daily Beast claim that ECI’s biggest holdings are clubs and bars in Kansas City, Mo.’s “Power and Light District,” which black residents have nicknamed “Power and White District.”’ [Source]
Of course he will fit right in with team trump, because the president-elect did something similar to black folks back in the day.
“Dante Combs and Adam Williams sued Cordish in 2014 in a $5 million class-action racial-discrimination case, claiming that Cordish-run establishments harassed and beat them in an effort to keep their clubs free of blacks. Cordish’s business won an initial ruling in a federal district court, but Combs and Williams are appealing the decision, the Daily Beast reports.
Christina Martinez, a floor manager at one of Cordish’s clubs, testified in the 2014 case that Reed Cordish used “urbans” or “Canadians” as code words for black patrons.
She also claimed that the club’s manager, Jake Miller, grabbed the DJ’s microphone and yelled, “Get that fucking nigger music off here.”’
Meanwhile, down in Washington today, trump’s cabinet picks were making fools of themselves for all the world to see.
We can all laugh at Betsy DeVos and her grizzly bear gun speak, but for those of us who were paying attention to what these people was saying, it was actually all quite scary.
They all, for instance, admitted that they have not spoken to their leader, Comrade trump, about policies and issues concerning their areas of expertise —–and the direction that they plan to take —once they assume their positions.
Just imagine that for a minute. How can we expect team trump to move forward with a cohesive and effective policy if they are not communicating with each other? Does trump even know what these people believe? And if he doesn’t, how can he select them to serve in his cabinet?
Sadly, they will all be confirmed; every clueless one of them.
And, as far as I am concerned, it is as poor a reflection on us as it is on them.
*Pic from thedailybeast.com