Donald Trump is in the news for making racist statements. What else is new, right?
We’ve come to expect this behavior from Donald Trump.
This time, the Republican nominee for the President of The United States of America said that a judge presiding over a case involving him, Judge Gonzalo Curiel, can’t do his job because of his Mexican heritage.
The cries of racism from the left are deafening, and rightfully so. This amounts to an attack on a man simply because he is Mexican American.
Fast forward to a couple of days ago at the Sunny Isles Democratic Club, where state senator Gwen Margolis made the statement:
“It’s reprehensible that three Haitians, some teacher and some lawyer think they have the right to run against me.”
Gwen Margolis went on to say:
“I have unlimited funds, and I’m going to spend every penny, and I’m not going to lose to those three Haitians or some teacher or lawyer.”
Those three Haitians?
What makes what Margolis said any less racist than what Trump said?
The answer is nothing. She made racist statements that have no place in the Democratic Party.
Will Democrats be as quick to call Margolis out for her racism as they are to call out Trump, or any Republican, for that matter?
Does Margolis get a pass for being a racist because she is a Democrat?
The answer should be no.
Gwen Margolis should get the same treatment that a Republican racist would get from our Democratic leaders, or the outrage they profess to have regarding the racism of Republicans will seem phony.
Interestingly enough, Sunny Isles is in Congressional District 23, the district of DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Will Wasserman Schultz stand up for her Haitian constituents?
They need to know that she, indeed, is the representative for everyone in her district, and not a select few.
Here Wasserman Schultz has the opportunity to show the Haitian Community that they matter. She has the opportunity to show the entire country that her outrage at the racist comments uttered by Donald Trump is genuine, and not just political posturing.
If Wasserman Schultz, along with other Democratic leaders in Florida, do not disavow Gwen Margolis’ statements, then how can they, in good conscience, say anything about Donald Trump?
Black people, to include Haitians, living in both Senate District 38, and Congressional District 23 should pay very close attention to who stands up for them, and who does not.
Gwen Margolis meant what she said. She does not believe Haitians have the right to run against her.
That tells me how she feels about African Americans, Jamaican Americans, Hispanics, and anyone who isn’t just like her.
To say nothing about Margolis’ racism, as Democratic leaders and representatives of people of color, tells me about Wasserman Schultz and the Florida Democratic Party.
It says that they want the votes of people of color, who vote predominantly Democratic, but will not stand up for people of color unless it’s against a Republican.
Democratic racism is ok.
Something tells me we won’t hear a peep out of Wasserman Schultz or the party. I sincerely hope I am wrong.
Wasserman Schultz is due to speak at an upcoming Haitian American luncheon in Broward County. She is in a primary battle with Tim Canova and wants their vote.
I hope they are paying attention.
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Phillip Brutus says
Good Morning Ms. Wimes
I could not agree more. You hit the nail on the head. I believe the applied pressure we put through social media worked quite well. Senator Gwen Margolis decided to withdraw from the race. I want to believe that the democratic power brokers asked her to step down because they would face an outright rebellion this coming election, had she not done so.
Leslie Wimes says
Thank you. I’m glad she has retired. I liked seeing all of us stand together for what is right!