Race-obsessed Joy Reid asks Buttigieg what led to ‘White Guy Employment Act’

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was forced to gently “challenge” MSNBC host Joy Reid, a Democrat Party ally, after she made the stunning decision to display her notorious bigotry during an interview with him late Thursday.

About halfway through the interview, Reid asked Buttigieg whether it’d been a mistake for congressional Democrats to pass the bipartisan infrastructure deal separately from the since-failed “Build Back Better” act.

But in asking the question, she couldn’t resist spewing the unrepentant anti-white racism that she and her colleagues are infamous for.

“Do you think it was a mistake, looking back? Because the infrastructure bill that was passed was cleaved apart from what’s now being called ‘Build Back Better.’ And in a sense, it’s a bill that’s like a white guy employment act, right?” she said.

“There’s going to be a lot of working-class men that are going to get employed by that bill. But that’s the very cohort that is much more likely to reward Republicans for that. That’s who they vote for. Most working-class white guys vote Republican.”

Even some left-wing Twitter users found this rhetoric “divisive”: (** Language warning)

Reid appears to believe that, one, only “white guys” work infrastructure jobs, and two, creating jobs for “white guys” is a big no-no and the focus should be solely on creating jobs and making life easier for everybody else.

And indeed, continuing her remarks, she suggested priority needs to be given to “women,” “moms,” “people who need childcare,” “people of color,” “young people,” etc.

Offered a chance to respond, Buttigieg immediately pushed back — albeit very gently.

“No, and I want to challenge the idea that this is a bill that only benefits one part of the population. I get where you’re coming from and what you’re saying, but look, you look at something like the investment in transit, you know, it’s Americans of color, commuters of color who are most likely to depend on that,” he said.

Did he mean that he understands her blatant racism against “white guys”?

“You look at the jobs we’re going to create, and yeah, they have been traditionally white and male, but it doesn’t have to stay that way,” he added.

Apparently, he did mean that he understands her blatant racism against “white guys.”

“We were working with a lot of focus at the direction of the president to make sure that everything from the contracting opportunities for small business to the labor opportunities for workers — fixing the bridges, installing the electric vehicle charging stations — are more likely to be workers of color, are more likely to be women,” he added.

Why not focus on the jobs being offered to those with the best qualifications?

In fairness to Buttigieg, he did eventually push back on her racism a second time — albeit once again only gently.

“I think we shouldn’t assume that it’s only something that means something to one part of the population. The child care means an awful lot to me; I’m a guy,” he said.

A “white guy,” to be exact, albeit a gay one.

“But it’s going to mean a lot to me as a parent, which is why we continue to be committed to lowering the cost of child care, lowering the cost of insulin, lowering the cost of electric vehicles. … We continue to believe in all of that,” he concluded.

The push-back against Reid has been far fiercer on Twitter.


It’s not clear why a Biden administration official would even sit for an interview with someone so openly bigoted.

Apparently, the same administration that believes everything else is “racist” — voter ID laws, equal treatment, merit, etc. — doesn’t believe the same about Reid …


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