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On PBS NewsHour, Capehart Implies His Mom Picked Cotton…In New Jersey?



The Friday “Week in Overview” panel on the PBS NewsHour began with the Republican half of the 2024 presidential marketing campaign, together with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Anchor Geoff Bennett introduced up a earlier interview, the place Faculty Board CEO David Coleman claimed Ron DeSantis by some means had nothing to do with all of the revisions in that AP African-American Research course to make it much less of a radical leftist propaganda course.

PBS NewsHour promoted that unusual public-relations train, which flies within the face of the timeline. NPR additionally helped on this effort to disclaim DeSantis a win. However what made this actually eye-opening is Washington Put up columnist Jonathan Capehart claiming he was within the first technology of his household “to not have to choose cotton.” Capehart grew up along with his mom in New Jersey (his father died early in his life). He is implying his mom needed to decide cotton. The place do they decide cotton in New Jersey? 


CAPEHART: What Ron DeSantis is doing is deeply, deeply insulting. What he is mainly saying to the nation and to African Individuals, particularly, it is that your position within the constructing of this nation, the upkeep of this nation means nothing, that, with out you, we might have gotten alongside simply effective.

And that is what’s so — it is insulting. It is hurtful. And take into consideration this, Geoff. The truth that you and I are sitting right here proper now, you in an anchor chair, me as a visitor, on tv, might which have occurred 50 years in the past, 100 years in the past, 1619? No, it could not. It could not have.

And one factor I wish to remind individuals, significantly younger individuals, historical past will not be actually historical past whenever you’re speaking about African Individuals on this nation. My cousins and I are the primary technology in my household to not have to choose cotton. We’re the primary technology that didn’t should dwell below Jim Crow. I am 55 years outdated. That is how lengthy this has been a democracy.

So, Governor DeSantis, if you would like Individuals to really perceive how nice this nation is, you can’t perceive how nice this nation is with out filling in these gaps and holes with the historical past of African Individuals on this nation.

It is grow to be tiresome to listen to leftists push their mendacity spin that taking the worst critical-race-theory junk out of this course — and as we all know, Capehart is a CRT denier, it is not taught wherever in excessive colleges — is to obliterate any notion of black historical past in American historical past. However this does recommend we’d have to know extra in regards to the Capehart household historical past! 

Perhaps Put up “Reality Checker” Glenn Kessler wants to offer Capehart a deep probe, like he did to mock Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s claims of his household choosing cotton.



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