The anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project has come out with a powerful new ad spotlighting the abject failures of the Trump administration on issues of racial justice. The ad spotlights recent remarks from Doc Rivers, who’s the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. The Lincoln Project has intertwined poignant footage of recent racial justice-related issues across America with the original footage of Rivers’s remarks. In the talk that’s highlighted in the video, Rivers, who is black, worked to spotlight the immense pressure that black Americans live under each and every day, and he called on observers to work to ease the burden.
Rivers noted the fact that at the Republican National Convention (RNC), which took place last week, many of the speakers focused on fearmongering. Former Fox News host and current Trump Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, for instance, ranted that Democrats “want to enslave you to the weak, dependent, liberal victim ideology to the point that you will not recognize this country or yourself,” which is ridiculous.
‘We’re the ones getting killed. We’re the ones getting shot. All you do is keep hearing about fear. It’s amazing why we keep loving this country, and this country does not love us back — like I should just be a coach, and I’m so often reminded of my color. We gotta do better, but we gotta demand better. We protest, and they send riot guards, right? We’re trying to get them to protect us just like they protect everybody else. You don’t need to be black to be outraged. You need to be American and outraged.’
Despite the immense personal need behind black Americans’ calls for freedom, Republicans still largely refuse to get on board.
‘How dare the Republicans talk about fear — we’re the ones having to talk to every black child. What white father has to give his son a talk about being careful if you get pulled over? All we’re asking is you live up to the Constitution. That’s all we’re asking — for everybody, for everyone.’
Check out the video below:
You don’t need to be black to be outraged. You need to be American and be outraged. pic.twitter.com/jL4kW5chss
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 30, 2020
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