One of the most offensive words that can be used when talking to an African American is “token.”
Yet, that is the very word that was used, along with an awkward pause, by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) when he was addressing Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and the police reform bill he introduced this week.
Scott did not take the comment sitting down, either, as he and a slew of Republicans slammed Durbin for his very poor choice or words.
The Democrat party seems to be stuck in a position where the newcomers in the party give the term “woke” new meaning and the establishment members just don’t seem to get it.
It was only a few weeks ago that Joe Biden, a man that has spent four decades in politics on the Democrat side of the aisle, told a black radio host “you ain’t black.”
Then, last week, House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) and several of her fellow Democrats decided it was a good idea to wear Kente clothes during their 8:46 moment of silence for George Floyd.
Then there is Durbin, who slammed Scott’s effort at police reform.
Scott, an African American conservative, gets enough grief for being in the Republican party, but the amount of disrespect he faced by Durbin was unspeakable.
In describing the legislation on the floor, Durbin stated, “We cannot waste this historic moment.
“Let’s not do something that is a token, half-hearted approach.”
Durbin even threw in a cough after using the word “token” to make sure everyone heard it.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 17, 2020
It seems pretty clear to me the word “token” was chosen specifically to take a dig at Scott, currently the only African American Republican senator.
Scott was obviously offended by the comment, and he should have been.
Durbin’s comments fell right in line with the racist comments we have heard before by Democrat members, yet they always get away with it simply because they are Democrats.
In his retort, Scott also took a dig at the photo-op Dems had last week with the Kente cloths…
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) June 17, 2020
It has since been learned that the Kente cloths Democrats were wearing has its roots in slave trading, making that stunt an even bigger failure than it was before.
Today, in African American culture, the garment is considered a showing of pride and cultural ties to West Africa, but it a cloth that is generally worn during sacred events, such as a wedding, NOT as a prop for white Democrats during a photo-op, which seems more like the textbook definition of cultural appropriation.
The racism that runs through the Democrat party is right there for everyone to see, if they would just open their eyes.