- Cornell West says racism in America won’t be resolved in weeks.
- in guardian West said Trump was responsible for his hate campaign against people of color.
- West also accused Biden and Democrats of not doing enough.
Activist and scholar Cornell West says former President Donald Trump isn’t actively killing black and Brown Americans, but he is leading a “war campaign against them”.
in the article tutelar West said the situation had not changed after the massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, even after protests continued into the summer after the death of George Floyd in 2020.
West wrote, “After the death of George Floyd, there was a remarkable display of multiracial solidarity here and around the world. But America was unable to fight this neofascist challenge.”
West said Trump’s power was “greater” and their targets were people of color and other minorities.
Ten people were killed in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York last weekend. Authorities told the suspect, An 18-year-old white male drove for hours into a black-dominated community. And motivated by hate. The suspect is believed to be a white nationalist. alternative theoryAccording to the declaration posted online
“Trump isn’t out there with a gun, he’s leading a campaign that continues what Malcolm X calls the war on blacks and people of color. He’s doing it within the electoral system. He doesn’t kill people. But he He has the same responsibilities, no doubt, he’s still the dominant figure,” West wrote.
But the political activist was critical not only of Trump, but also of Democrats and the Biden administration. West said there had been solidarity after Floyd’s death, but it was “capricious” and that Democrats failed to pass meaningful legislation to protect blacks.
“The Democrats haven’t even taken decisive action to defend the right to vote,” he wrote.
West has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of not thinking the United States is “a racist country,” and said Democratic leaders should realize that racism will not be resolved “in a matter of weeks.”
“Race is the most explosive issue in the history of this country, from wars to civil struggles to Buffalo,” he said.
He added that the president can’t stop racist killings, but “can send a message.”
“He can say, ‘I am consistent because one of my main priorities is to ensure the rights of black people. If we accept the message that there isn’t, we end up with exactly where we are today,” West said.