Sunday on Mehdi Hasan’s MSNBC show, Daily Beast contributor Wajahat Ali accused presidential candidate Nikki Haley of using “her Brown skin to launder White supremacist talking points.”
“I see [Haley] and I feel sad,” Ali said, “because she uses her Brown skin as a weapon against poor Black folks and poor Brown-Black folks… [S]he uses her Brown skin to launder White supremacist talking points.”
Ali also called Haley an “alpha Karen with Brown skin.” “Karen” is a popular insult on social media that refers to uptight, bigoted, middle-aged white women.
“For White supremacists and racists, she’s the perfect Manchurian candidate,” Ali added.
“Instead of pulling us up from the bootstraps and pulling others [up by their] boot[straps], we’re taught to take your boot and put it on the neck of poor Browns, immigrants, refugees and Black folks,” Ali argued.
The race-mongering demagogue went on to tell members of the minority community that they will never be accepted in America. “They’ll never love you. They’re not nuanced. Bigots don’t care. If you put us all in a lineup, they’re not gonna be like, ‘Oh, you’re the legal one, you’re good.'”
Then he went back to slamming the Indian-American Haley. “Instead of applauding her, I am just disgusted by people like Nikki Haley who know better, whose parents were the beneficiaries of the 1965 Immigration Nationality Act,” which Ali claimed passed “thanks to those original BLM protesters.”
Ali repeatedly denied that Haley should be considered as just another member of the Indian American community.
“To quote Zora Neale Hurston, ‘not all skinfolk, are kinfolk,’” Ali said.