Kirsters Baish| Former Colorado congressional candidate Saira Rao actually had the nerve to publicly question whether or not she should “give up on white people” after she lost the Democratic primary… to a white incumbent.
That’s right. Rao actually posted a tweet, linking to a New York Times piece from April. In the tweet, she posed the question, “Should I Give Up on White People?”
She then commented, “Short and long answer: YES.”
Short and long answer: YES.
Should I Give Up on White People? https://t.co/MD0JDNgFNx
— saira rao (@sairasameerarao) July 5, 2018
Rao, whose parents immigrated to the United States from India, was up against Democratic Representative Diana DeGette, who has been serving since 1997, in Denver’s congressional district. She walked away with an embarrassing 31 percent of the vote.
Rao spoke to Colorado Politics regarding her controversial Twitter post. She simply said, “I stand by it.”
“It’s incumbent on white people and not people of color to solve it,” Rao went on. Just like the way feminists want white men to fix the problem of sexism.
Rao then took it a step further and really pushed the envelope by claiming that if white people don’t like being placed in the same category as white supremacists, it is simply due to their “white fragility.”
While Rao was running as a Democrat, she wrote a piece for the Huffington Post in December which claimed that she had left the party after she realized that “the love has been one-sided.”
In the “open letter” that Rao penned to the Democratic Party, which she once belonged to, “You’ve taken my love, my money, my tokenism, with nary anything in return.”
“You continue to call angry white men who commit mass murder ‘lone wolves.’ But if someone who looks like me screams ‘Allah’ and fires a gun, it’s ‘terrorism,’” Rao went on.
Conservative Tribune reports:
In The Times opinion piece that Rao shared, Emory University professor George Yancy wrote that after he shared a letter containing death threats responding to his public statements, he wishes he had told his students the truth that Americans will never “be honest about their hatred of black people.”
“I wish that I had said: ‘To hell with it all! It is not worth it. Too many white people will never value my humanity. So many whites in America will never be honest about their hatred of black people. So, let’s close this class session on that,’” Yancy wrote in the piece for The New York Times.
However, Yancy finished by saying that it wasn’t time yet to give up on white people. He stated that he also heard comments from white leftists who are able to see their own racism.
“It might feel like Sisyphus rolling that enormous boulder up the hill again, but let my history embolden you,” Yancy stated.
Just imagine if Rao was a white person who tweeted out that she was giving up on black people. For some reason I just don’t think it would have gone over as well.