Iowa Congressman Steve King preached literal White Supremacy last night on an MSNBC panel.
He was there to discuss the racial makeup of the Republican Party and he said the following about what he called “subgroups” (A.K.A. non-Western European descent folks):
“I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about? Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
While his racist view is not terribly surprising, it is wildly offensive and we demand he publicly apologize.
His comment shows a historical, cultural and sociological ignorance at best and deep-seated proud racism at worst. There is no way to spin this comment that doesn’t say “I’m a white guy who legitimately believes white people are better than everyone else”. And he isn’t ashamed of that viewpoint, which ultimately betrays the fact that the RNC is a safe space for vitriolic and rampant racism.
It’s astounding that he could say this in a country that was literally built on the backs of slaves of African descent. Sign this petition if you demand a public apology.