Dem Rep Andre Carson was on CNN where he claimed that there is a growing white nationalist problem. Carson claimed that the FBI back up his assertion. He then went on to say that when violence is committed by a minority no one cares about the why. As opposed to when a white person commits a crime.
Rep Carson on White Nationalism:
“I’m deeply disappointed in the president’s dismissal, Jake. You’ve seen these facts. I’ve seen these facts. The FBI has reaffirmed these facts. Even during my time at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, white supremacy and white supremacist activity was still an issue, particularly in the ranks of law enforcement.
And so, it’s interesting how, when there are crimes or acts of violence committed by African-Americans, or by other minority groups, and especially Muslims, folks don’t seek to contextualize these issues. No one traces back to their childhood when they didn’t get a hug when they were six or seven, and they dismiss it to attribute it to this overall terroristic effort, that — and I think that kind of dismissal, especially from the president of the United States, is hurtful.”
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Democratic Rep. Andre Carson say’s he’s “deeply disappointed” in Trump’s remarks on the rise of white nationalism, following terror attack at New Zealand mosques.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) March 15, 2019
Trump weighed in on the topic of white nationalism.
“I don’t really. I think its a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand perhaps that’s a case, I don’t know enough about it yet, they are just learning about the person and the people involved, but its certainly a terrible thing, terrible thing.”
I think Carson forget cases like OJ Simpson or even Michael Jackson. When a black person commits a crime the media checks it out too. It just depends on the severity of the crime. Isn’t that an odd complaint though. That you want more airtime for minority criminals?
Trump is on point with this one. There are always a couple of bad eggs. That doesn’t mean it’s a rising movement.