Joy Reid, a correspondent with the pro-Hillary network MSNBC, suggested Donald Trump‘s immigration policies are racist because vetting immigrants would exclude all minorities, who cannot succeed in the United States unless standards are lowered for them.
Reid made the absurd race-baiting comments on Twitter in reaction to Trump’s Aug. 31 immigration speech following his visit with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto.
“[The] idea of a commission to select ‘desirable’ immigrants ‘with a high likelihood of success’ is straight up alt-right push for Europeans only,” Joy tweeted.
Reid was quickly slammed on Twitter for implying that only whites can succeed in the United States, and that all people of color would be excluded from immigration if high standards were applied.
Kevin Yee observed: “So Asians aren’t even considered a factor in a @HillaryClinton America?”
Another Twitter used noted: “Yeah, because it’s not like Asian immigrants out-earn, out-learn, and out-live white people, statistically speaking.”
As a child of South Korean immigrants, I find Joy Reid’s comments racist and offensive, because my mom and dad would have passed any vetting test for admission.
Since immigrating to America with $700 cash, my parents put three children through Ivy League universities, followed by law school/medical school, without receiving a dime in welfare or public assistance.
My story is not unique: All my friends growing up were the children of hard-working, educated immigrants (from Ukraine, Cuba, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, etc.).
They all went on to complete elite educations and settled into high-paying jobs whose tax dollars are the engines fueling this country.
Joy Reid’s comment implying only white people can succeed is also a huge slap in the face to the African-American community, because she’s suggesting African-Americans can only succeed with help — either from whites, or by lowering standards.
Moreover, Reid’s remarks painting Donald Trump as a racist are straight out of the Democratic Party’s playbook, as TheImproper has reported.
Clarence Henderson, an African-American civil rights icon who staged the 1960 sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter to protest segregation, said struggling African-American communities need a hand up — not a hand-out — and that promising “free stuff” only perpetuates a permanent underclass dependent on welfare.
“One of the biggest problems in America right now, especially in black communities, is the lack of jobs,” Clarence told CNN (see video). “[Trump] has proven that he knows how to create jobs.”
Henderson, chairman of the North Carolina Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, added: “We are the land of opportunity, not the land of entitlement.”
Henderson rejects the race-baiting smear tactics of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, which has repeatedly called Donald Trump a racist.
Henderson is familiar with the Democratic talking point of trashing all Republicans as racist because he was a Democrat.
“I understand that platform because I’ve been a Democrat,” said Henderson. “I come from a time known as ‘Jim Crow.’ I know what racism is and isn’t.”
While pro-Hillary mainstream media like MSNBC and CNN (aka – “Clinton News Network”) report that all minorities — especially African-Americans and Hispanics — despise Trump, there are many who support him.
Clarence Henderson underscored that you don’t have to like Trump personally to support him, because what counts is results — which the Democrats failed to deliver to the African-American community even though African-Americans have voted Democratic for decades.
“I am not looking to like Donald Trump,” said Henderson. “I’m looking at what he can do, and the history of the Republican Party versus the Democratic Party.”
Bruce Carter, founder of Black Men For Bernie, also supports Trump and plans to campaign for him in battleground states this fall, as TheImproper has reported.
Carter said oligarchical career politicians like Hillary Clinton pander to minorities when they need their votes but do nothing to improve their struggling communities.
“If black communities vote for Hillary Clinton and Democrats in November, nothing will change because Democrats will continue to believe they don’t have to do anything to earn our votes,” said Carter. “Hillary Clinton is for Hillary Clinton and the rich donors of the Clinton Foundation.”
Flashback: Remember when Hillary Clinton slammed “illegal immigrants” and wanted a border wall before she started pandering to Latinos and minorities for our votes?