Lindsey Graham: Blacks Can ‘Go Anywhere’ So Long As They’re Conservative

Lindsey Graham: Blacks Can ‘Go Anywhere’ So Long As They’re Conservative October 10, 2020

GOP Racism: Senator Lindsey Graham says that young black people can go anywhere in South Carolina as long as they are “conservative” and “not liberal.”

Business Insider reports:

Sen. Lindsey Graham says Black people are free to ‘go anywhere’ in South Carolina so long as they’re conservative.

Independent reports:

Lindsey Graham set off a social media storm on Friday evening when he said that young black people and immigrants can “go anywhere” in South Carolina, but added, “you just need to be conservative, not liberal.”

Outrage swept across Twitter, with calls to donate to Graham’s Democratic opponent in the state’s Senate race, Jaime Harrison, a black man.

TMZ reports:

It’s a breathtaking comment … Senator Lindsey Graham said South Carolina cops don’t pose any problems for Black people and immigrants … as long as they’re of the conservative persuasion.

 

He said the quiet part out loud.

Graham made his openly racist remarks during a local news forum in lieu of a debate with Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison. The scheduled debate was cancelled after Graham refused to take a COVID test. Instead, the candidates engaged in back-to-back, one-on-one interviews, rather than a debate.

At the event Graham said:

If you’re a young African American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal.

Essentially, Graham was telling young Black people that if they want to be safe in South Carolina, they need to know their place, and be good little conservatives, so as not to offend racist white people.

As one might imagine, Graham’s open racism provoked a firestorm of criticism. The following is a sample of reactions:

Bottom line: Senator Lindsey Graham said that young black people can go anywhere in South Carolina as long as they are “conservative” and “not liberal.”

Lindsey Graham: Blacks Can 'Go Anywhere' So Long As They're Conservative (Image via Screen Grab)
Lindsey Graham: Blacks Can ‘Go Anywhere’ So Long As They’re Conservative (Image via Screen Grab)
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