What do you think would happen if a bunch of white state legislators got together and formed a "white caucus" that would only allow white people to be full members? Oh, blacks could become "honorary" members, but they would never be able to equal the status of whites.
The screams of racism would be deafening and endless. The words, "Jim Crow" and "segregationists" would be heard for years.
Yet, down in Tennessee there is a "black caucus" in their legislature that is doing that exact thing. They won't allow a white man to become a full member of their caucus.
Racial tension is alive and well in the state legislature. A white man, and a first term lawmaker, Representative Stacey Campfield, asked about joining the black legislative caucus, and that’s where the problem started.
“I'm going to keep pushing forward on this,” said Campfiled.
But the bylaws say it’s only for black lawmakers to become full and equal members.
Are they really that blind to the hypocrisy? I doubt it. They just don't see it as hypocrisy. They feel that, because their ancestors were victims 150 years ago, today's rules don't apply to them. Nothing that they do can be wrong, because their great-great-great-grandparents were slaves.
That's really sad, because these "leaders of the community" have the same attitude as the lowliest gang-banger. They both use the same excuse to justify their wrongdoing.
I actually heard one of the caucus members say that Rep. Campfield only wanted to become a member so that he had access to their money. What a fool. What a complete moron. If he can't see that Rep. Campfield is only trying to point out the hypocrisy of their rules, then it's pretty obvious that that guy's constituents would vote for a vole, as long as it was black. This guy was just another greedy, paranoid Lefty, who happens to belong to a very racist caucus.
Isn't that kind of the definition of racism? Not allowing people to join your group because of the color of their skin? I'm pretty sure that that's illegal, especially in the government!
If they continue to deny Rep. Campfield membership, he should do exactly what they'd do in the opposite position: sue to gain membership. I'd love to see any judge in this country try to rule against Mr. Campfield. It would be one more nail in the coffin of liberals (I'd bet anything that there isn't a Conservative in the bunch). Nobody but the most vociferous race pimp (i.e. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton) coud possibly defend this.
Rep. Campfield should also form a "White Caucus" and not allow blacks to join, other than on an "honorary" basis, of course.
What could they do?