Skip to comments.Jackson Lee: 'Racism is a national security threat'
Posted on 08/13/2019 8:08:36 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Tuesday said the Trump administration should declare racist beliefs a threat to U.S. national security.
During a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Jackson Lee said that the attack in her home state of Texas last week displayed the danger of ignoring U.S. residents who foster white supremacist views.
"I believe that racism ... should be declared a national security threat," Jackson Lee said.
"Racism is a national security threat. Before, we would say, 'you have a right to your racist views. You have a right to believe that slavery was right. That segregation was right.' We live in an era where that can no longer be allowed," she continued.
Her remarks came after 22 people were killed in an El Paso Walmart last week by a shooter who police say espoused racist and white supremacist views after his capture.
Multiple Democrats have condemned the Trump administration and President Trump himself following the attack and another the week before in Gilroy, Calif., arguing that the president's rhetoric about immigrants and communities of color contributed to the shooters' motives.
Trump has called for the House and Senate to pass bills supporting "intelligent background checks" after the shootings, while adding that he is hopeful for "meaningful" action on gun violence in Congress. "I think with a lot of success that we have, I think I have a greater influence now over the Senate and over the House," he said last week. "I think we can get something really good done. I think we can have some meaningful background checks."
Is every time a black man or woman feels slighted racism? Is rudeness racism? Is a vague, ill-defined perception of racism proof of racism?
Do we accept the black proposition blacks can't be racist because they have no power?
If so all whites are guilty of racism by virtue of being white.
Also if blacks are the only ones who can define racism then they have all the power which contradicts the claim they have no power.
She is saying that we live in an era where certain beliefs and thoughts can't be allowed. I've heard this story before.
race cards race cards we’re running out of race cards
Sheila Jackson Lee is a hate monger.
They all are.
I agree. There is too much racism coming from the democrat demons.
We tried to tell you that before you Dems foisted Obama on the country...
I’m aware Sheila.
So knock it off.
Stupidity is a bigger one.
Yep...DEMS RACIST IS A THREAT.
I have also, it was in Communist China and the cure was ‘Thought Reform’.
National Security threat?
I’ve heard it all now. (until tomorrow when something even more absurd surfaces)
SJ-L so is ignorance
SJ-L so is ignorance
We’ve been chugging along making huge progress AGAINST Racism, and black folks today are far far removed from the horrible racism of hte past- by and large- yet all of a sudden, listening to the left- We’re all the KKK looking to dominate anyone that isn’t white-
Enough already- the left are cheapening the term-
You’re right, Jackson Fleas, and the racist black devils calling for the annihilation of white people need your reprimand. What’s that? You share that annihilation sentiment? ... well then, fool, you’re a racist. A RACIST, Jackson Fleas.
SNL - Deep Thoughts by Sheila Jackson Lee...
We are now the United States of Racism.
She is an Enemy of the Republic and the Constitution.
History shows that “anti-racism,” a Marxist concept, is actually the threat to our Republic. Marxist anti-racism is nothing less than anti-Whitism and is meant to denigrate our Founding stock and balkanize and destroy our society.
I think she saw astronauts plant the confederate flag on Mars.
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