August 30, 2016

NO ONE HATES JUST MEXICANS:

Philadelphia's black voters outraged by Donald Trump's 'outreach' (DANIEL DALE, Aug. 29, 2016, The Star)

Donald Trump says "inner-city" African-Americans will vote for him because of how miserable their lives and neighbourhoods are.

The African-Americans of North Philadelphia say Donald Trump is an ignorant bigot.

Trump's campaign has described his recent rhetoric about black people as outreach. With actual black people, it seems to have produced little but outrage. Trump, Philadelphians said in interviews this weekend, is offering blacks not a helping hand but a slap in the face.

"Extremely insulting. And I think purposely insulting," said lawyer Rasheedah Phillips, 32.

"He's getting the ships ready. He wants to send us back over to Africa," said Douglas Skipworth, 33, who does maintenance work.

"Black folk aren't fooled by this thing. African-Americans are clear about who Trump is," said professor Anyabwile Love, 41, watching his 2-year-old son. "Many other elections, local and national, it's been the lesser of the two evils. In this, it's not even lesser of two evils. It's one is completely against us and one is not."

Trump has a historically dreadful approval rating with black voters, as low as 1 per cent. But as he frantically attempts to convince white people that he is not a racist, black people have suddenly become central to his message.

Which black people believe is racist.

Posted by at August 30, 2016 7:16 PM

  

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