September 26, 2020

Kamala Harris: ‘There is No Vaccine Against Racism’

A few years ago, a political cartoon depicted Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton looking wistfully into the night sky as they make a wish “for an end to racial strife and bigotry.” In the next panel, both suddenly evaporate, indicating that the eradication of racism would leave these two “leaders” with nothing to do and that their race-hustling would come to an end.

This brings us to Sen. Kamala Harris’ Democratic National Convention speech, where she accepted her nomination as vice president and quickly whipped out the race card. Harris said: “And let’s be clear — there is no vaccine for racism. We’ve gotta do the work.”

A vaccine against racism would be the worst possible nightmare for Democrats such as Harris and her running mate, Joe Biden. A vaccine would produce the mother of all the emperor-wears-no-clothes moments.

As with the Jackson/Sharpton cartoon, the elimination of racism would deprive Harris of liberals’ go-to excuse: Blame racism. Whether the disintegration of the Black family, urban crime, or support for public schools with high dropout rates and where those who remain in school often cannot read, write and compute at grade level, the left blames racism.

During the convention, former President Barack Obama, as he did during the eight years of his presidency, pushed the America-is-a-racist-nation narrative: “Americans of all races joining together to declare, in the face of injustice and brutality at the hands of the state, that Black Lives Matter, no more, but no less, so that no child in this country feels the continuing sting of racism.” He, of course, provided no definition of what he means by “the continuing sting of racism.”

When in private practice, young attorney Obama was on an eight-member legal team representing one of the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Citibank. The plaintiffs argued that Citibank turned them down for loans because of racism. The lawsuit claimed Citibank “rejected loan applications of minority applicants while approving loan applications filed by white applicants with similar financial characteristics and credit histories.”

Despite denying any racial discrimination in denying their mortgage applications, the bank settled, giving some plaintiffs cash payments and others mortgages. According to a 2012 piece in the Daily Caller: “Roughly half of the 186 African-American clients in (Obama’s) landmark 1995 mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Citibank have since gone bankrupt or received foreclosure notices.

“As few as 19 of those 186 clients still own homes with clean credit ratings.”

Given the plaintiffs’ post-loan approval track record, had there been a vaccine against racism in the ’90s, would it have made it any more likely that their loans would have been approved?

Arguably, a vaccine against racism would disproportionately impact Blacks, but not in the way Harris likely thinks. Question: Who is racist? A recent Rasmussen survey of Americans found: “Eighteen percent (18%) say most white Americans are racist. But 25% believe most black Americans are racist. Fifteen percent (15%) think most Hispanic-Americans are racist, while nearly as many (13%) say the same of most Asian-Americans.” As to anti-Semitism, it is higher among Blacks compared with the general population, 23% versus 14%, respectively, according to a 2016 survey commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League. The survey found, “In the past four years, anti-Semitic views among the African American population have remained steady and are higher than the general population.”

An example just occurred in the National Basketball Association, a league that takes pride in its “wokeness.” A Black player got into an on-court scuffle, and the Black player, who later apologized, called the white player “b—— a— white boy.” One can imagine the Category 5 storm had a white player used a slur against a Black player. Would an apology from the white player have sufficed? The big “woke” names in the NBA — LeBron James, coach Steve Kerr and coach Gregg Popovich — never shy about pointing out racism against Blacks, went social media silent on this issue.

We would likely obtain a greater benefit with a vaccine against white guilt, a paternalism that leads to counterproductive policies. These policies include the welfare state that encourages the nonformation of a nuclear family; the minimum wage that reduces jobs and hours for unskilled American workers; race-based preferences that create college-student mismatches that increase the dropout rate of the supposed beneficiaries of the racial preference; and refusal of Democrats to support school choice, something that Black urban parents want but white Democrats do not.

Larry Elder is a bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. His latest book, “The New Trump Standard,” is available in paperback from Amazon.com and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay. To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an “Elderado,” visit www.LarryElder.com. Follow Larry on Twitter @LarryElder. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2020 LAURENCE A. ELDER

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19 Responses

  1. There is no debate. This man has dementia. They are hiding it. Wake up, no wants a demented President. The democrats comically have no alternative. Maybe Hillary Clinton again. Big joke.

    1. Fortunately, there IS a vaccine against Lying! It’s called TRUTH SERUM”. Do you think, with a little Russian collusion, we could get Harris injected with a little Truth Serum , maybe from an agent’s umbrella tip, before she opens her mouth again? Then ask her the important questions about her “presidential intentions”.

  2. The Demonic rats have worn out the race card. Look at the riots and chaos in Demonrat cities. They are the race baiter haters from hell. The lobotomy party of corrupt liars is what they are.
    Ignorance Shows No Boundaries!!!

  3. I don’t recall Obama or any of his band of merry men or women doing anything to absolve racism. He certainly created a lot of it.
    It seemed that every problem or issue that cropped up in this country he attributed to racism.
    You know, if you keep poking the dog with that stick, he’s gonna bite you.

  4. The only Racism being spread is from the left.
    And where are Jesse and Al ?
    The systematic corruption is the problem. But as usual the race card is played by the left. Coupled with the usual violently peaceful protesting against an invisible enemy and a non existent cause.
    The perpetual cash cow machine the Democrats created seventy years ago, is the result of the incarceration system for great profit. The destruction of the family unit in the Black community.
    Always promising, but ONLY to get elected. Taking our tax dollars and poof. If you really want to peacefully protest, with a real purpose, maybe protest the drug and incarceration laws.

  5. Mz Harris said the following during her DNC speech, which I heard & is on record, so go fact check. “And let’s be clear – there is no vaccine for racism . We’ve got to do the work.’ From the purely medical angle its true, no vaccine. Racism comes from within, much more a psychological ailment. It has a source. Many cant see it, and therefore will reject what I relate here. I didn’t invent this. I am just a messenger.. I will show enuf of the source & how there really is a vaccine

    racism in dictionary – prejudice, discrimination, antagonism to a person or people group based on their racial or ethnic group,

    The full vaccine is in the Bible, to be learned and acted out in our lives. Accept it or not….

    i John 4:18-21 ” If anyone says “I love God” yet hates his brother, he is a liar…….”.
    Genesis 1:27-28 & 3″20 “we are all created by God so all are equal ” vs ” black lives matter yet if anyne sez “all lives matter, trouble breaks out”……..
    Christ died for all Romans 5:8 & 2nd Peter 3:9
    Ephesians 2:14 “When we trust in Christ, we become one people . He himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility”:
    James 2: 9 “If you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors”
    Partiality stems from the Greek word, prosopolempsia, meaning to show favoritism or prejudice. Prejudice is a root definition of racism as shown in dictionary definition above….,

    THere is the bandying about of “systemic racism.” Its systemic due to its an outcropping of sin, pure & simple. Jesus is the answer. Bible explains. What I wrote here is just the tip of that iceberg. Start reading, learn it down deep, act that out daily, and racism will begin to disappear from your life.That affects others ina living domino fashion..Here is where we all”come together ” as they say.

    SO Mz Harris, there IS a vaccine. To all out there its up yo you to accept or reject. No wonder they want to close churches so that many stay ignorant, which just means having a lack of knowledge. no need to riot here.

  6. one more. I saw a short interview of a lady out of a riot crowd, wearing a bandana for a mask, who said something close to ” If you see what you want, it was ok to steal it. Its just reparations.” Seeing what belongs to ANY other & taking that very thing breaks the 10th Commandment on Thou shalt not COVET. That leads to taking said stuff, w/o the purchasing it which breaks the commandment of : Thou shalt not steal. These words, whenever such are spoken, regardless of specific topic, are merely human justification which doesn’t make it right & honest.

  7. Obama is the Biggest Hoax ever perpetrated on America and Her People.

    An unqualified candidate for the Presidency of the United States; his past remains cloaked in secrecy, and locked away in vaults no one has been able to access. He spent millions of dollars, when he didn’t have millions of dollars, to make certain that his past remained an enigma. So who paid the millions to keep the truth about Obama hidden away from the eyes of ALL Americans ?
    Surely, people out there know some things about this muslim, communist subversive who is continuing to destroy Our Country with the backing of George Soros, and others. I heard unconfirmed Information from a person who was allegedly at Occidental when Obama was there, that he was the biggest cocaine dealer on campus.
    Obama has opted for a Community Center with a basketball court instead of the standard Presidential Library. After all; a library would house things like documents, letters, biographies, and so much more personal-related materials that would give Americans a glimpse into the man’s life. None of this will be found on the basketball court of the Barack Hussein Obama Community Center.
    It would seem that someone would be able to force this discovery under the Freedom of Information Act. Inquiring minds want to know.

  8. Obviously, there is no vaccine the is sufficient and effective for you. I guess science doesn’t have ALL the answers.

  9. Democrates have given in to radicals , their weak , immoral , unethical , given up on America and Americans ! This land is your land , we stand for the flag , and kneel before God , Republicans have become the voice that’s unheard , silenced , called names , because we’re always right . Winning honestly , again and again . Thanks to President Donald Trump . Vote for all Republicans running and we’ll continue to win . With God on our coroner we’ll never lose . Thank you Jesus for your guidance .

  10. MY ANCESTORS DID THE TRAIL OF TEARS,HAD THEY PULLED THE CRAP THAT THESE TERRORIST ARE DOING TODAY,NONE OF THEM WOULD HAVE FINISHED THE TRIP.A LOT OF THEM DIDN’T,MY FATHER WAS ASHAMED OF HIS CHEROKEE BLOOD.HAD TO BE TO SURIVIVE.AND WHEN I SEE WHAT IS GOING ON ION MY COUNTRY ,IT BREAKS MY HEART.YES,THE BLACK PEOPLE HAD A BAD TIME,AS SLAVES AND NOW THEIR RUINING THE COUNTRY THAT HAS GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO OVER COME,AND HAS A PRESIDENT THAT WANTS TO HELP THEM.MY LATE HUSBAND TOLD ME,THE BEST HELP YOU CAN GIVE TO SOME,IS NO HELP AT ALL.THE BLACK AND THE WHITE THAT ARE DESTORYING OUR COUNTRY,NEEDS HELP,OTHER PUT THEM TO WORK CLEANING UP THE MESS THEY HAVE MADE,PAY FIOR THE STUFF THEY HAVE STOLE,.I SEE ON TV AS MANY BLACKS AS THERE IS WHITES.I PRAY EVER DAY FOR GOD TO HAVE A GOOD OLD FASHION RAIN STORM FOR DAYS TO STOP THESE TERRORIST,YES THEY ARE TERRORIST,THEY DON’T LOVE MY COUNTRY.I HAVE GOT OFF THE SUBJECT A LITTLE,WHAT I THINK I AM TRYING TO SAY,IS/// NO MATER THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN,GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER LOVE GOD ,FAMILY AND COUNTRY AND TAKE CARE OF THEM.KNEEL FOR GOD,STAND UP FOR OUR COUNTRY.

  11. I SHOULD HAVE READ MY COMMENT BEFORE I HIT THE SEND BUTTON.I SHOULD HAVE SAID THE BLACKS AND WHITES THAT ARE DESTORYING OUR COUNTRY,DONT (NEED) HELP.THEY DON’T NEED HELP.THANKS FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME.

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