By JD Heyes
If any white conservative said some of the things Democrats of color say, they would be declared irreconcilable racists and banished from the planet.
Case in point: Vice President Kamala Harris suggested last week that disaster relief for those suffering fallout from Hurricane Ian should first go to minorities due to prioritizing “equity” over “equality.”
On Friday, Harris appeared with left-wing activist Priyanka Chopra at a women’s leadership forum in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Democratic National Committee, The Daily Wire reported, when the subject of hurricane disaster relief was broached.
“It is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own making,” the vice president said. “And so we have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity, understanding not everyone starts out at the same place.
“And if we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we have to take into account those disparities and do that work,” Harris added.
Needless to say, Harris’ overtly racist, bigoted comments were immediately attacked.
“The response in my state of Florida has been incredible. My Governor and Floridians are handling the aftermath remarkably. Kamala is exploiting our misfortune to pander to a voter bloc ahead of the midterms,” noted Josie The Redheaded Libertarian.
You can’t make this up. Kamala Harris said the administration will be giving hurricane resources ‘based on equity’ by directing funds to ‘communities of color.’ I guess everyone else is just screwed,” Students for Trump founder Ron Fournier tweeted.
You can’t make this up.
Kamala Harris said the administration will be giving hurricane resources “based on equity” by directing funds to “communities of color.”
I guess everyone else is just screwed. 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/75y4JfoYD7
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 30, 2022
“Not that any conservative is this overtly racist, but just imagine if one was and said something this over the top in a public venue,” Conservative Brief editor Jon Dougherty noted.
Not that any conservative is this overtly racist, but just imagine if one was and said something this over the top in a public venue…
— Dr. Jonny Republic If You Can Keep It 🇺🇸 (@JonDougherty10) October 4, 2022
“Should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else,” SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted.
Should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 1, 2022
“Agreed. Really disgraceful to see her priorities when folks have lost their homes, and some even their lives. Thank you, Elon!” Fournier said in response.
“This is false. @VP‘s rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background,” Christina Pushaw, communications director for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reelection campaign, noted.
This is false. @VP's rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background. If you need assistance visit https://t.co/x9X8AstnzL or call 1-800-621-3362. https://t.co/idsw1PX86x
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) September 30, 2022
“It’s just jaw dropping that she is talking about prioritizing ‘communities of color’ when the hardest hit communities are like 95% white. Not that it should ever matter in any case,” she added.
A day later, the Republican National Committee’s Research channel posted a short video clip of an exchange in which a man — presumably a reporter — asked the VP about her remarks at a swanky event as she walked by: “Vice President, can you clarify what you meant about equity for hurricane relief?”
Harris looked at the man but ignored him and continued walking.
"Can you clarify what you meant about ‘equity’ for hurricane relief?"
Kamala Harris refuses to answer. pic.twitter.com/abTJcjkJoJ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 3, 2022
This woman is pathetic.