Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) under fire for saying the Tea Party wants “blacks hanging on a tree” in a shameless reference to lynching blacks.
|Rep. Andre Carson|
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IND) and card-carrying member of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party wants “blacks hanging on a tree,” in other words, lynched. I can’t understand why some blacks walk around with this chip on their shoulders from the Jim Crow days? Er, it’s time to let it go. This is another reason why no-one in their right minds would take the Congressional Black Caucus serious because it seems as though fomenting racial tensions is just what they love to do.
Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me…hanging on a tree.” Source
At this juncture, there is no room or need for such inflammatory accusations being hurled in any direction. This is a turn-off to many voters like myself. Some people just love to interject race and Jim Crow into every dogfight. Let me close by saying Rep. Andre Carson should be forced to resign for using such inflammatory language. There should be no tolerance in Washington for this type of language. It’s amazing that Maxine Waters and the other members of the CBC are silent on Andre Carson. Why haven’t the people in his district called him to task? There is a terrible double standard in this country on matters having to do with race.