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Buttigieg Believes Roads And Bridges Are Racist

It was only a matter of time.

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It was inevitable. Democrats seem to have run out of people to call racist. So now they have decided inanimate objects are racist. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg labels roads and bridges somehow racist. But why stop there? Soon there will be marches and stern editorials regarding the obvious bigotry of tables, espresso machines, and doughnuts. Yes, there could be covert racists lurking in your pantry, as your pancake mix and boxed pasta are no doubt plotting a Kluxer outrage.

FNC: “During an appearance on MSNBC’s ‘The Sunday Show,’ Buttigieg was asked to respond to critics who don’t believe his argument that some bridges and highways were built with racist intentions.” Here’s the initial quote.

“I’m still surprised that some people were surprised when I pointed to the fact that if a highway was built for the purpose of dividing a White and a Black neighborhood, or if an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly Black and Puerto Rican kids to a beach, or that would have been in New York, was designed too low for it to pass by, that that obviously reflects racism that went into those design choices,” Buttigieg said on Nov. 8. People laughed at him. Now he’s backpeddaling.

“What we’re doing is we are reconnecting people who may have been disconnected or divided by discriminatory decisions in the past. That helps everybody. I don’t know why anybody would be against reconnecting people who have been divided by discriminatory decisions in the past. The point of transportation is to connect, so if a transportation was ever used to divide, we have a responsibility, a moral one but also a very practical one, to fix it.” Dear lord. Even the Washington Post thought he was out to lunch, but still attempted to explain it away as a quote from a Robert Caro book.

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“Obviously this cannot be easily resolved,” the Post wrote. “Caro quotes one of Moses’ top aides as saying the height of the bridges was done for racist reasons, but increasingly that story has been questioned as not credible. Buttigieg should tailor his remarks to reflect what is historically unimpeachable – and we should be more careful to double-check on the latest views of historians.”

This piece was written by David Kamioner on November 30, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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