Tuesday during the Democrat presidential debate, White House contender Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke declared that “Jim Crow and suppression” are “alive and well” and that this country became great “on the backs” of those “brought here by force.”
“[T]he very foundation of this country, the wealth that we have built, the way we became the greatest country on the face of the planet was literally on the backs of those who were kidnapped and brought here by force,” O’Rourke claimed.
“The legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression is alive and well in every aspect of the economy and country,” he continued, adding that, as president, he would sign into law Rep. “Sheila Jackson Lee’s reparations bill so we can have the national conversation we waited too long in this country to have.”
Over two-thirds of Americans do not favor reparations for slavery. As for that “national conversation” on race: let’s talk about how it was Democrats who supported slavery, instituted Jim Crow laws, created the KKK, resisted the civil rights movement, and continue to divide Americans today through identity politics.