A Republican campaign chair in Ohio has resigned in disgrace after she claimed that President Obama is the cause of racism in America before proceeding to hurl racist insults at African-Americans.
During an interview with The Guardian, Kathy Miller said that racism didn’t exist in America until President Obama came along and said black people are acting like irresponsible citizens.
“I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected, we never had problems like this. Now, with the people with the guns, and shooting up neighborhoods, and not being responsible citizens, that’s a big change, and I think that’s the philosophy that Obama has perpetuated on America.”
Miller, who is a real estate broker who went to school during segregation, further insulted the African-American community by claiming that it is their fault they are struggling 50 years after the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, even though systemic racism has continued to hold black communities back ever since.
“If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault,” Miller said. “You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you.”
She then proceeded to claim that black kids have more advantages than white kids and claimed that black kids get bad grades in school.
“You had all the advantages going to college, you had all the advantages because they got into schools without the same grades as white kids. I think that, when we look at the last 50 years, where are we and why? We have three generations of all still having unwed babies, kids that don’t go through high school — I mean, when do they take responsibility for how they live? I think it’s due time, and I think that’s good Mr. Trump is pointing that out.”
And she didn’t stop there either. She claimed that black people too lazy to vote unlike white people because that’s how they were raised.
“I don’t think that’s part of the way they’re raised,” Miller said. “For us, I mean, that was something we all did in our families, we all voted.”
Here’s the video via The Guardian.
Except black people faced voter intimidation and Jim Crow laws for decades in the South and still face voter suppression efforts in many red states, which is why it is harder for blacks to cast their votes.
But Miller definitely just pissed off the black vote in her county, which is 16 percent of the population.
If Donald Trump was hoping to capture any percentage of the black vote in all of Ohio, he can forget about it because it’s not happening.
After significant outrage, Miller resigned and issued a statement apologizing for her remarks.
“My personal comments were inappropriate, and I apologize,” she said. “I am not a spokesperson for the campaign and was not speaking on its behalf.”
Nevertheless, she made those deplorable remarks and must have made Trump and his white supremacist supporters very proud.
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