Speaking at a recent forum, Democrat Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker implied that “white moderates” are somehow not doing enough to combat racism if they are saying they are not racist without being an anti-racism activist.
“It’s not enough to say you’re not racist,” said Booker, “you need to attack racism,” chiding white voters by adding, “If you just sit by and content yourself with just not being what Donald Trump is,” before trailing off ominously.
Booker later added, “This is a letter to white moderates,” further clarifying his racially-charged speech.
From The Federalist:
At The Washington Post’s 2020 Candidate Forum, Cory Booker suggested that if people are not actively against racism, they are complicit with racism.
“It’s not enough to say you’re not racist, you need to attack racism,” Booker said. “If you just sit by and content yourself with just not being what Donald Trump is…this is a letter to white moderates.”
Booker’s solution to the racism that apparently plagues everyone with white skin is to become a radical activist of love.
“Love is not a feeling,” Booker said. “Love simply says we have a common cause.”
Paraphrased, this all means, vote for me or you’re an unloving racist. Subtle, right?
Throughout the duration of this forum, Booker used multiple Martin Luther King Jr. quotes while simultaneously drawing parallels between himself and the leader of the Civil Rights Movement.
On the Washington Post’s stage, Booker exemplified how identity politics are what defines his campaign in the 2020 Democratic field.