Rep. Jim Clyburn Rejects Town-Hall, Civil-Rights Comparisons
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Don't judge an article by its title.
I read the title above on Black Electorate.com
I assumed that Rep James Clyburn (D-SC) was rejecting the claim made by Rep Dingle (D-MI) that the anger seen at these recent town hall meetings was akin to the racism driven hatred mentioned by Dingle surrounding the 1964 signing of the Civil Rights Act.
Then I read the article.
No surprise here. I should have guessed. Clyburn was actually rejecting the claims by some of the White protesters that they were simply doing today what Civil Rights activists had done over the contentious issue of civil rights. They were practicing "civil disobedience".
Keep in mind that Clyburn has nothing to lose by rejecting this.
I assure you with a bet against everything that I own that if someone were to ask Clyburn the same question - only shifting the emphasis of the question to ask:
Is it the same White Supremacist hatred against Black people and thus the "Civil Rights Act of 1964' that has these White Conservatives mad at today's meetings?
I will leave it up to you to conclude what the good representative of South Carolina would say.
In as much as the fact is that in today's world of politics - the powerful word - "racism"/"racist"
has been coopted for political advantage as a means of putting one's adversary on the defensive. It is easy to understand what he would say.