Between the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, the police-involved death of George Floyd, and the racist incident in Central Park last week involving a woman who has supported Democrats in the past using a man’s race against him in a call to the police during a dispute over an unleashed dog, Democrat Van Jones has got a lot to say.
Jones, who was a green jobs special advisor to President Barack Obama, absolutely went off today during a CNN segment on the issue of race and racism in America. But one thing he did that surprised a lot of people was in how he “pulled the curtain back” on the racism that infects the Democratic party:
“It’s not the racist white person who is in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about. It’s the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park who would tell you right now, ‘Oh I don’t see race, race is no big deal to me, I see all people the same, I give to charities,’ but the minute she sees a black man who she does not respect, or who she has a slight thought against, she weaponized race like she had been taught by the Aryan Nation,” Jones said.
“A klansmember could not have been better trained to pick up her phone and tell the police it’s a black man.”
“What you’re seeing now is a curtain falling away,” Jones later added. “Those of us who have been burdened by this every minute, every second of our entire lives are fragile right now. We are tired.”
Watch Jones speak on this issue below:
CNN’s Van Jones on threats to blacks: “It is not the racist white person who is in the KKK that we have to worry about. It is the white liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park … she weaponized race like she had been trained by the Aryan nation” pic.twitter.com/g1gp3k7aFt
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 29, 2020
Let’s just hope that in speaking these inconvenient truths that the outrage mob don’t try to cancel Jones, who is one of the few Democrats left in this country who is willing to have frank discussions and debates, work with conservatives on occasion, and admit his “side” is not always right.