CNN analyst Nia-Malika Henderson said white Americans have a responsibility to come to terms with their personal racism.
“You know, it has been the story of our time. It has been the story of America. The sort of twin cultures not only gun culture but also white supremacist culture as well. And gun culture, in some ways, being used to reinforce white supremacy, as we saw in this instance in Buffalo,” she said during a Tuesday interview. “And as we’ve seen in other instances, El Paso, in Pittsburgh, in Charleston as well, a few years ago. You know, Biden was talking about two Americas here. He talked about the ordinary African-Americans, many of whom came to Buffalo fleeing racial violence.
You think about the ways in which the northern black towns came to existence, the CNN pundit said.
“A lot of those folks were fleeing oppression in the south only to be met with oppression and racist violence in these northern cities. They were going about their daily lives at a grocery store. That is one America,” Henderson added.
Ms. Henderson conveniently left out the part where black on black crime is at near epidemic levels. She also did not mention that a black supremacist killed and injured many white people last Christmas in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
“You know, oftentimes, it is African-Americans who talk about racism. It is really a white cultural problem that white Americans have to come to terms with, why is it that African-Americans and brown and black people are more generally are seen as the other or demonized so easily in a lot of our politics,” she said. “You know we sort of talk about white supremacy, but it’s also the ways in which people talk about folks coming across the border, the demonization of it goes around about those folks, that somehow they also are a threat to Americans.”
It’s been my experience that those who accuse others of racism are in fact the racists.