VIDEO=> Lib Historian Ken Burns: Trump’s Birtherism Is “Politer Way of Saying the N-Word”
Liberal historian Ken Burns told the hate website Salon Donald Trump’s birtherism accusations in 2011 was a “politer way to say the n-word.”
The danger associated with this willful misunderstanding of American history is that it obscures the fact that “race is always there, always there. When Thomas Jefferson says all men are created equal, he owns a couple hundred human beings and he doesn’t see the contradiction or the hypocrisy and doesn’t free anybody in his lifetime, set[ting] in motion an American narrative that is bedeviled by a question of race.”
“And we struggle with it. We try to ignore it. We pretend, with the election of Barack Obama, that we’re in some post-racial society,” Burns added. “What we have seen is a kind of reaction to this. The birther movement, of which Donald Trump is one of the authors of, is another, politer way of saying the ‘N-word.’ It’s just more sophisticated, a little bit more clever. He’s ‘other,’ he’s different.”
Burns forgot to mention that the Democrat Party of yore was just as racist back then as they are today.