Reactions: “How Legitimate is Your Blackness?” and “Oh look, a privileged, rich, white man is investigating a black man’s family because the rich white man doesn’t like the things that the black man says.”
Out of all the things Washington Post “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler to fact-check he chose Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s grandfather. Kessler chose to fact-check the only black Republican senator’s grandfather’s history.
Totally not a coincidence Kessler’s piece comes out the day after Scott was chosen to deliver the Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union.
Scott has said his grandfather Artis Ware had to drop out of elementary school to pick cotton. He claimed his family went from “cotton to Congress.” You can watch the video of Scott explaining his family history at the bottom of this post.
Kessler pointed out that Scott’s family owned the land because…that’s a controversy? How dare Scott’s family make something of themselves after slavery and during the Great Depression?
The responses to Kessler are gold.
Oh man. Is this the first in a series: "How legitimate is your blackness?" https://t.co/jTIwC5pcDw
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) April 23, 2021
Glenn is legit telling a black guy that his family’s experience in America wasn’t black enough. https://t.co/KR7uRk8Rnq
— Thomas Cochrane (@EarlofDundonald) April 23, 2021
Wow. If only the media researched other stories this thoroughly. You know, like actual accounts of what happened during a police shooting, or real science regarding Covid/lockdowns/masks/vaccine. You know, the things that stir us up. https://t.co/LKhEvni0Me
— jbailey (@jqbailey) April 23, 2021
Black family had it bad but not THAT bad because they worked hard and became land owners.
Is that the point of this hit piece?
Or is the point that Scott doesn’t give a two hour long history lesson of the south in a five minute stump speech?
I’m a bit confused here. 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/nw9I8TVFa1
— Wesley Donehue (@simulatedwesley) April 23, 2021
Who thought this was a good idea? https://t.co/019Sxf9V9l
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) April 23, 2021
LOOK! A BLACK GUY WHO ISN’T A DEMOCRAT! GET HIM! https://t.co/KEqNS27oq7
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 23, 2021
Actually, Tim Scott’s grandfather left school to pick cotton, but it was for a family farm that was larger than most, making the back-breaking work much easier than, say, using white privilege to sit at a keyboard and attack a black man and his family for daring to have success. https://t.co/LwYPcIlYP8
— Razor (@hale_razor) April 23, 2021
— WuHan “Recreationally Stabby” Solo (@MURedskn) April 23, 2021
Local extremely white liberal helpfully explains a black man’s family history. https://t.co/9xhzrqogBv
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 23, 2021
"That black Republican from the Jim Crow South had it easy. But pulling out your driver's license to vote is oppression." https://t.co/oOIVJPFKuQ
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 23, 2021
White guy tells black cotton pickers in the early 1900s they didn't have it so bad. Good thing he typed his words because the white hood might have muffled him if he had spoken. https://t.co/hWyUdtAzpQ
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) April 23, 2021
Oh look, a privileged, rich, white man is investigating a black man's family because the rich white man doesn't like the things that the black man says. https://t.co/XWHyQwY8Wj
— AceSix4 (@AceSix4) April 23, 2021
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