Thomas Gallatin / Apr. 14, 2021

Left Goes to Bat for Biden’s Racist Civil Rights Nominee

As Kristen Clarke faces scrutiny over her past espoused racist views, the Left claims the criticism of her is itself racist.

Demonstrating that loudly proclaimed concerns over racism are nothing more than a facade covering politically induced power plays, leftists have gone to bat for Joe Biden’s choice of a racist to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke. As our own Douglas Andrews noted back in January, Clarke has repeatedly espoused racist and pseudoscientific views, which apparently “qualifies” her in Biden’s view to push “equity” in the Civil Rights Division.

On the pseudoscience, she said, “Some scientists have revealed that most whites are unable to produce melanin because their pineal glands are often calcification [sic] or non-functioning. Pineal calcification rates with Africans are five to 15 percent, Asians 15 to 25 percent and Europeans 60 to 80 percent. This is the chemical basis for the cultural differences between Blacks and whites.” Sounds like she’s arguing whites are biologically defective.

And on race, she concludes, “Liberal whites underestimate the damage which racism causes to the minds of Black children, and conservative whites know all too well how to enlarge that damage. No matter how rich or supportive a Black person’s home might be, by the time she is ready to take the SAT or apply to college, she has struggled far more extensively than any white person of the same social and economic background.” Seems that she’s saying no amount of effort or merit will suffice.

That’s not all. Clarke has also organized a conference in support of convicted cop killers like Assata Shakur, who murdered a New Jersey state trooper. She dubiously refers to these killers as “political prisoners.” Power Line’s Paul Mirengoff notes, “One of the speakers was Safiya Bukhari, founder of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition. Bukhari downplayed the Holocaust, saying it ‘was only 6 million Jews killed in the camps and prisons of Germany and Poland.’”

In short, Clarke’s promotion of racists, cop killers, and anti-Semites should be enough to doom any chance of her confirmation, but Democrats and their cohorts in the Leftmedia are circling the wagons. They’re ridiculously asserting that the real reason Clarke is facing mounting criticism from Republicans has nothing to do with her racism. Instead, it’s due to the fact she challenged Donald Trump. This Washington Post headline is illustrative: “Kristen Clarke faced abuse for taking on Trump. Now she’s poised to lead Justice Department’s civil rights team.”

Even the leftist Jewish organizations American Jewish Congress and the Union for Reform Judaism have no problem endorsing Clarke, as they contended, “Black women in our country too often get disproportionate criticism and harmful backlash for the same actions or behaviors that would be overlooked from white and male colleagues.” This statement may be true when it comes to conservative black women like Candice Owens, who has repeatedly been the target of hatred and vitriol from the Left for daring to break free of its black victim narrative. But ask Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors how much mainstream blowback she’s received for using her race-hustling cash to buy a couple of million-dollar mansions. No, she’s only the victim of a “right-wing offensive.”

Of course, Clarke herself only sees racism one way — that is from those who have called her out. In a recent social media post, she boasted, “Not deterred by those who harbor and espouse racism and hate.” She might want to take a closer look in the mirror.

Finally, because the mainstream media doesn’t generally report this sort of thing, Clarke lied under oath about supporting the defunding of police, and she once organized a conference that championed cop killers. So if the racism isn’t bad enough, perhaps the anti-police words and actions are.

(Updated.)

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