The Democratic representative of the State of Michigan came out to support and justify her colleague Ilhan Omar’s calls for extreme reforms through the BREATHE Act in an interview with Movement For Black Lives on YouTube.
Rashida Tlaib ‘s comments come after her colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) gave a speech at an event in Minnesota last Tuesday to discuss “racism in policing” after the death in custody of George Floyd.
My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.
Pass it on.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 8, 2020
According to Fox News, Omar said:
“I see the pain and havoc that is wreaking on the black community in Minneapolis.”
“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequity.
“So we cannot stop at the criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” she concluded.
The Minnesota representative’s comments echo the alleged “systemic racism” in the United States.
Alleged systemic racism in the United States blames one’s race for all inequalities whether economic, social, or otherwise.
But as Ben Shapiro said it is often the individual’s personal decisions, the educational policies of the Democrats, etc. that determine the outcome of his future.
Ben Shapiro questioned the claim that you are rich because your grandparents were rich, while you are poor because your grandparents were poor, and that this is the result of policies that favor whites and harm black people. According to Shapiro, such a claim is completely unfounded, since there is a continuous flow of people moving up the economic ladder, as well as those moving down, and this is not due solely to one’s ancestors.
Perhaps this is best reflected in the large number of African American personalities who enjoy great success in American society, as well as the wide diversity of ethnicities in all areas of employment in the United States.
In this regard, Omar said, “The mortality rate for black Minnesotans to COVID is twice as high as it is with other races, ” linking the system of oppression to deaths from the CCP Virus (coronavirus).
Omar said the “Minnesota police department is rotten to the root” and described the police as a “cancer” that needs to be cut out.
The BREATHE Act, an initiative of the Movement for Black Lives, aims to dramatically reduce the Defense Department’s budget–not to allow police to buy military equipment from the Defense Department. All federal prisons, including border detention centers, would be closed under this legislation. In addition to divert these funds “reparations” to the black community for years of slavery, according to the Washington Examiner.