While on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives, Rep. Alvin Holmes, a black Democrat, explained why he dislikes Clarence Thomas: because “he’s married to a white woman,” reporter Mary Sell of The Decatur Daily and Tim Lockette of the Anniston Star posted on Twitter.
When reached for further comment by a reporter for the Anniston Star, Mr. Holmes said he was “misinterpreted” but added that Justice Thomas was an “Uncle Tom,” the National Review reported.
This is a theme of the Democratic Party: Anyone, black, white, whatever, who opposes big government and a growing federal government intruding into everyone’s lives is “racist” or an enemy to people of color.
It’s a powerful way to silence opposition, as being labeled a “racist” is humiliating and the Democratic leadership knows this.
Fortunately, more and more Americans are standing up to this horribly dishonorable and purposefully divisive tactic.
When the same Rep. Holmes said pro-life Republicans would abort mixed-race babies and said he would “bring you $100,000 tomorrow if you showed me a bunch of white people who adopted blacks in Alabama,” a Facebook page called “Faces of Families in Alabama” was put up by transracial adopters and now has hundreds of posts by white families who adopted children of many races including blacks.
The page has over 14,000 “likes.”
It’s heartbreaking that a great man like Hank Aaron has fallen into this ugly, divisive echo chamber.