Professor Darron T. Smith, who has a Ph.D in education, also called Republican Senator Tim Scott – “Tom Scott.”
Smith assumes Love has not had to deal with the everyday challenges of typical black Americans (because she’s conservative).
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She might look black, but her politics are red. This is one way white privilege is reproduced at the legislative level of government. In fact, Mia, along with other notable black conservatives such as Allen West, Michael Steele, Amy Holmes, Alan Keyes and Tom Scott, subscribe to a party that rejects any notion of systemic racism as a central cause of black suffering within its basic tenets of individualism.
Of course, the professor never asked Mia Love about her life before he attacked her. Mia certainly faced challenges being a black woman in a mixed marriage to a Mormon in Utah. But she overcame obstacles to become the first female Republican US Representative. Mia was able to overcome what life had to throw at her. Obviously, Unfortunately, Professor Smith would rather blame others for his problems – like a true Democrat.