Byron Donalds (R-FL)Â told Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow on Sunday that Democrats are showing “complete disrespect” to black Americans who suffered under Jim Crow laws when they try to compare events in American history to policies today.
In response to Marlow’s question asking if he believes Jim Crow laws and slavery are being downplayed by the left “suggesting that the plight that people went through during those much worse times in American history is the same as people who want voter ID at the polls,” Donalds said, “It absolutely does.”.
“It not only cheapens it, it actually is a completeÂ disrespect to all the black people in our country who were victimized, brutalized, because of Jim Crow laws,” the congressman added.
“But to weaponize an academic theory, and I stress, a theoryÂ — because it is a theory, it is not proven — and to try to move that into K-12 and into our military, that’s outrageous, because you divide people,” Donalds added.
The congressman explained that “the elites” are pushing agendas like Critical Race Theory, because they don’t have to worry about the same types of things that average Americans worry about, and therefore, “they get to sit aroundÂ and think about this kind of stuff.”!