“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin is facing fierce backlash from conservative blacks and Latinos over the disparaging remarks she made this week about minorities who vote Republican.
As previously reported, on Friday she said that a black Republican is an “oxymoron” and complained that she doesn’t understand black and Latino Republicans.
According to Texas congressional candidate Mayra Flores, a Hispanic Republican, the co-host’s remarks were straight-up racist.
“That’s what you call racism. That’s racism right there, when someone tells you because of the color of your skin, because of where you’re from, you have to think a certain way. She owes us a huge apology,” Flores said to Fox News.
She went on to list some of the racist attacks she’s faced from the left — not the right.
“I’ve been told from people from the left I should go back to Mexico. I’ve been called all kinds of names because I’m running as a Republican,” she said.
Indeed, despite purporting to be the tolerant ones, members of the left have a sordid history of demeaning and disparaging minorities who refuse to bend the knee to the Democrat Party.
‘Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read’: CNN guest declares artist too stupid to meet with Trump https://t.co/n5VTnvx4Ip
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) October 10, 2018
However, these attacks rarely receive any attention from the corporate media.
“[The media] are completely silent about it because it doesn’t fit their agenda. She owes an apology to all of us. She’s constantly spreading misinformation, constantly disrespecting our values. Honestly, shame on her and shame on ‘The View,'” Flores explained.
She added that she was raised around conservative values, which are actually fairly standard for Latino families. Hostin is herself part Hispanic, so she presumably grew up around some of the same values.
“Honestly, I feel it’s a disrespect for her to talk that way because she’s obviously sold her values. [Democrats] continue to make promises to us. We’ve been taken for granted here in south Texas … They want to pretend like we don’t exist …. God, family and hard work, that’s who we are in the Hispanic community,” Flores said.
Democrats are destroying the American dream.
When I was little, my family legally immigrated to America.
They taught me Conservative values: faith, family, & hard work.
The Left is demolishing everything my family came here to find.
— Mayra Flores For Congress 🇺🇸🦅 (@MayraFlores2022) September 13, 2021
Also speaking with Fox News, former Trump administration official Ben Carson echoed Flores’ claim that Hostin’s words were racist, saying that they reek of the mentality inherent during the Jim Crow era.
“Freedom is the liberty to pursue happiness on one’s own free will. The impudent behavior to tell others how they should think, feel, and live is a relic of Jim Crow and disgusting. Conservative ideals like faith, liberty, community, and life transcend race, sex, and religion. More Americans are coming to that realization and that is why the left is so scared,” he said.
Yet telling others how they should think, feel and live has become a staple of the modern Democrat Party.
‘Insulting, demeaning, racist’: Biden steps in it bigtime when he says ‘you ain’t black’ if you consider vote for Trump https://t.co/5Og8tFV8E7
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) May 22, 2020
Carson doesn’t care for this antiquated viewpoint. Neither does Republican National Committee spokesperson Paris Dennard.
“The millions of free-thinking, independent-minded black and Latino Americans who are in the Republican Party should continue to ignore the personal attacks and attempts to intimidate them by liberals like Sunny Hostin,” he told Fox News.
“The view of the RNC is that all minority Republicans are valued, appreciated, and respected and we look forward to welcoming even more into the GOP and seeing the record number of black and Latino Republican candidates for Congress win in November.”
The view of Democrats, meanwhile, appears to be that minorities must be told over and over and over again that Republicans literally hate them:
Our message for 2022:
Vote out EVERY Republican because they HATE you.
If you’re gay they hate you
If you’re an immigrant they hate you
If you’re a nurse, a teacher, young, old, trans, single, Black, a woman, a parent, a reader, a thinker, a Muslim, a Jew, a daughter, Asian
— Pam Keith, Esq. (@PamKeithFL) April 5, 2022
Yet the polling data shows that this strategy isn’t working:
Also shows the gigantic and rapidly growing breach between elite liberal journalism and the population.
NYT says we’re at “a moment when white backlash is the jet fuel of a GOP.” A poll just showed 52% of Latinos, 41% of non-whites and 20% of Black people will vote GOP in 2022. pic.twitter.com/5q0F20xmqS
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 1, 2022
If anything, the Democrat Party’s racial politics appears to be alienating an increasing number of minorities, particularly Latinos. It doesn’t help when Democrats use made-up terms like “Latinx” to refer to them.
Democrats can’t “Latinx” themselves out of this one pic.twitter.com/NIt3adXTri
— Lindsay Wigo (@LindsayWigo) April 25, 2022
As for Hostin, several minority Republicans have offered to appear on the show to explain their perspective to her.
Hi, @sunny. I’m Black and a proud Republican.
I was raised to love America and value the principles of faith, family, personal responsibility, and service to country.
I just wanted to introduce myself. https://t.co/YjRXWTyRBq
— Jennifer-Ruth Green (@JenRuthGreen) May 6, 2022
What is there not to understand, @sunny?
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) May 6, 2022
It’s not clear whether she’ll take up the offer.
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