“I don’t think he should be defined as Hispanic.” That’s what Democrat Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico, said about Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz’s father is a Cuban immigrant to the United States.
South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian said he wants to “send Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.” Governor Haley is an Indian American.
So, what if Republican leaders were saying “President Obama shouldn’t be considered black.” After all, his mother was a white woman. Or what if we said that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor should be “put on a plane and sent back to Pueto Rico.” Don’t you think there would be some outrage?
If a prominent conservative had said these things, there would be an avalanche of Republicans racing to discredit him and put distance between him and themselves. But not on the Democratic side. Vice President Biden actually stood up directly after Dick Harpootlain’s comments and addressed the crowd.
Why the double standard? Well, it’s because it’s the left who views everything (and I mean everything) through the prism of skin color. Not only that, they have narrow definitions of what it means to be of a certain ethnicity. If you’re a conservative Hispanic like Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, you’re not really a Hispanic. If you’re a conservative black man like Herman Cain, Allen West, or Dr. Benjamin Carson, you’re just an “Uncle Tom.”
There is institutionalized racism in the left and the Democratic party. You won’t hear anybody admit it. You won’t hear the mainstream media talk about it. But it’s there, and it’s undeniable.