GOP Senate Candidate Says ‘Smart African Americans’ Should Stand Up To BLM

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Artivia Tahir

A Senate candidate believes that smart African-Americans don't support Black Lives Matter

Corky Messer, a GOP Senate candidate from New Hampshire, said in a radio interview that he thinks “smart African-Americans” need to counter the Black Lives Matter movement, according to The American Independent.

  • During the interview with former Republican New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O'Brien, Messer admitted that the death of George Floyd was “horrific,” but he added that he thinks that "99.999%" of Americans' interactions with the police are "good, protective, and law enforcement doing the right thing."
  • He went on to praise conservative African-Americans, who he thought should counter the Black Lives Matter messaging:

"These are smart African American folks who study this, and they have a totally different perspective on all this. And I think their perspective, you know, will help the African American community."

  • He added that he believes that Black Lives Matter has a “leftist agenda” that will ultimately lead the African-American community to suffer more.

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While research has shown that infants demonstrate an innate preference for adults of their own race, any future racist tendencies generally are environmentally acquired.
One way of rectifying this bias is by allowing young children to become accustomed to other races in a harmoniously positive manner.
Adult racist sentiments, however, are often cemented by a misguided yet strong sense of entitlement, perhaps also acquired from rearing.
Fortunately, at an impressionably young age I was emphatically told by my mother about the exceptionally kind and caring nature of our black family doctor.
She never had anything disdainful to say about people of colour; in fact she loves to watch/listen to the Middle Eastern and Indian subcontinental dancers and musicians on the multicultural channels. She only saw/sees what is in one’s heart.
Conversely, if she’d told me the opposite about the doctor, etcetera, I could’ve aged while blindly linking his colour with an unjustly cynical view of him and all black people.
When angry, my (late) father occasionally expressed displeasure with Anglo immigrants, largely due to his own experiences with bigotry as a new Canadian citizen in the 1950s and ’60s.
He, who like Mom emigrated from Eastern Europe, didn’t resent non-white immigrants, for he realized they had things at least as bad. Plus he noticed—as I also now do—in them an admirable absence of a sense of entitlement.
Thus essentially by chance I reached adulthood unstricken by uncontrolled feelings of racial contempt seeking expression.
Not as lucky, some people—who may now be in an armed authority capacity—were raised with a distrust or blind dislike of other racial groups.
The first step towards changing our irrationally biased thinking is our awareness, especially when the mentality is easily inflamed by anger.
But until such progress, racist sentiments must be either suppressed or professionally dealt with—for they do harm to those unjustly exposed to the racism, including the racists’ own susceptible young children.


I can't find any hint of a "US Academy for Science and Technology. " Much less this study he's telling us about.

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