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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

More Racism From the Trump Arena (Pundits Launches Racially Charged Comments)

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney apparently hired a few advisers campaigns managers who felt playing the race card in England, on CNN and Fox News would incite white people to vote for their candidate. The racism exhibited by the advisers became items of scorn by English press and literally cast a negative light on those who appeared on US new casts. 

It is unfortunate, Donald Trump opened his quest for the GOP nomination via playing a deep race card against Latinos and the country of Mexico. He accurately drew from his success as the nation's number one 'birther' and energized an army of fellow bigots and racist who cling to Trump as a form of white nationalist spokesperson.   

As campaigns go, what is the best way to maintain and, or capture more interest? Answer: Unleash even more racially charged mouthpiece pundits via social media. The latest example of a Trump barrage with a racist warhead is posted via Mediaite below.

Stone is a pundit and probably not employed by Trump (at this time). Yet, his comments are revealing. What is it about the Trump arena that has one of its circus three tings labelled "racially intolerant." Stone's remarks are over the top racist. He reaches to slap at the Latino conservative pundit (Navarro) via use of his issues with national media employing black contracted contributors. "Quota Hire" regarding Ronald Martin, formerly of CNN, is wrought with white privilege and over flowing with racism. The remarks seem to indicate, a major news network will only hire an African-American or Latina contributor to satisfy a quota. Think for a moment, is it an offense to white America that a network will seek a segment perspective from a person who is of color? Martin more often than not contributed opinion regarding politics with far fewer comments related to issues of race. Is there a sentiment that media should not hire people of color?

We know and recognize conservative America once brandished the term "Quota" as integral to its southern strategy politicking. We also recognize the "dog whistle" phrase energizes readers or listeners inclined to share "whites only" views.  A relevant question is, what sort of America would we have if people close to the President of the United States harbor such views? Let's not forget Trump gave a "you're fired" to a campaign staffer last week. 

Campaign team members and associated staff become White House Staff!


Roland Martin Fires Back At Trump Adviser Who Called Him a ‘Quota Hire’

Political pundit Roger Stone is a longtime supporter of Donald Trump, and frequently appears on TV to defend his controversies and push his platforms. On July 28, Stone tweeted that political contributorAna Navarro and NewsOne Now host Roland Martin were only hired by CNN in order to fulfill “quotas”:
Ana Navarro the dumbest person on TV since CNN fired moron @rolandmartin - both quota hires
So called political analyst Anna Navarro is literally a moron. ?
(Navarro is still with CNN, Martin left in 2013.)
When Martin found out about this on Tuesday, he took to Twitter and unloaded in an extensive rant against Stone:
I laugh at despicable people like @RogerJStoneJr. They think calling me & @ananavarro a racial quota hire causes pain. I LAUGH at him.
Sorry @RogerJStoneJr. I have self-esteem. I know my worth. I know my value. Punks like you can’t reduce my 24-year career to quotas.
As Martin went on he started to bring in outside references. First, he compared Stone to Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign adviser who was after being connected to racist Facebook posts. Martin expressed his thoughts that it won’t take long for Stone’s remarks to be recognized as racist, and that he will soon be fired as well:

So @realDonaldTrump has already fired one racist campaign aide this week. He needs to now fire despicable @RogerJStoneJr.
Martin then compared the situation to the film Django Unchained, aligning himself with the titular protagonist who struggles to get the better of a ruthless slave owner:
.@RogerJStoneJr, I’m that Black guy who isn’t afraid of punks like you. You’re Mr. Candy. I’m Django. I’m a free Black man. Deal with it!
Finally, Martin pointed to Brad Nagel, another Trump aide who came under scrutiny today for connections to posts that described President Obama as a Nazi and that his supporters were his zombified drones.
ANOTHER racist working for @realDonaldTrump busted! Trump Staffer Caught Sharing Racist Memes on Facebook... 
Navarro has yet to respond to Stone’s comments.
[h/t Media Matters]
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