Letter: Racism causes division in the US | Opinions and editorials
Amongst Aiken Customary’s columnists, Jack DeVine is a voice of purpose and moderation – versus Kathleen Parker who lambasted her start state for her alleged function within the January 6 rebellion on Capitol Hill: “The Rebellion is a stain on South Carolina ”(February 9).
In his January 26 column, DeVine urges President Biden to hunt unity in America and says it has but to be achieved. Now’s the time for Biden to pursue nationwide unity by internet hosting a “fireplace chat” with the Individuals. Presently, half of America is embroiled in a rhetoric of racial hatred of which “whiteness” is its fundamental concern. This stems from the January 6 protests the place many of the rioters have been white males and the truth that 74 million Individuals voted for Donald Trump, and plenty of U.S. senators voted to acquit him on impeachment costs.
Anti-white vitriol is ubiquitous in left-wing media and Democratic politics the place its fundamental advocates are distinguished girls nationally. In response to rioters on Capitol Hill, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi mentioned their “whiteness” was the trigger. Oprah Winfrey known as on white males to publicly confess their racism, and Katie Couric steered all Trump voters needs to be “reprogrammed.”
Moreover, girls in Congress are tweeting that they are going to by no means forgive Trump’s voters and that lesser-known Hollywood actors harbor Trump’s hatred every single day. At an elementary college in New York Metropolis, college students have been requested to take house a quiz asking their mother and father to price their whiteness.
None of those actions and statements do something to finish racism in America or assist minorities obtain extra success. They solely add to the local weather of hatred that ravages America’s psyche.
Biden, as FDR within the depths of the Nice Melancholy, ought to name on Individuals to tone down racist rhetoric whether or not directed in opposition to minorities or whites.