Dave Agema is a former state legislator and now one of Michigan’s representatives on the Republican National Committee, and he has a long history of saying bigoted and inflammatory things. Now he’s in hot water after recommending a white supremacist article on his Facebook page, calling it “very enlightening.” Ken Braun, a Republican himself, has the details:
In a New Years’ Eve posting on his infamous Facebook page, disgraced Michigan GOP national committeeman Dave Agema reprinted an essay about African-Americans. Either Agema or somebody he is quoting endorses it as “very interesting” and “very enlightening” for “anyone concerned about crime in America.” The essay – since taken down by Agema – is copied from the May 9 edition of American Renaissance, a white supremacist magazine.
While more grammatically precise than most racist screeds, it is racist all the same. Wrapping up his thoughts, the author – allegedly an experienced defense attorney – says the following:
“However, my experience has also taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike.”
Agema posted that essay with the message:
Very interesting article by a public defender. We are in a cultural battle. Very enlightening for anyone who is concerned about crime in America.
It’s not the first time he’s done something like this. A couple years ago he posted a similar thing called “Everyone should know these statistics on homosexuals.” It was full of all kinds of absurd statistics and bigotry, which isn’t surprising since most of it came from a “non-practicing chiropractor” who also happened to be part of the KKK. Despite that, he continues to be a member, in apparently good standing, of the Republican National Committee as Michigan Republicans have been unwilling to do anything about him.