If this doesn’t sell Republicans on eliminating the Second Amendment, I can’t imagine what will.
Zeneta Everhart, the mother of 21-year-old Zaire Goodman, who was wounded but survived the racially motivated attack on the Tops supermarket on May 14, testified before the House Oversight Committee about how the massacre in Buffalo and recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Tex., and Tulsa reflected what the United States has been in terms of gun violence.
More relevantly, Zeneta is a diversity advisor to a Dem politician.
Everhart, who is black, also testified that racism and violence were tied together — “My ancestors brought to America through the slave trade were the first currency of America” — and told lawmakers that “America is inherently violent.”
“This is who we are as a nation,” testified Everhart, the director of diversity and inclusion for New York state Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy (D). “I continuously hear after every mass shooting that this is not who we are as Americans and as a nation. Hear me clearly: This is exactly who we are.”
By “we”, I presume she means the folks responsible for dozens of mass shootings every weekend in the urban areas of major cities.
And if that doesn’t do it, how about some racist indoctrination?
Everhart argued that part of the change would need to be done in the classroom setting and called for African American history to be included as part of the curriculum in the U.S. education system.
“We cannot continue to whitewash education and create generations of children to believe that one race of people is better than the other,” she said.
Except that’s actually what critical race theory does and is meant to do it. And it’s even implicit in her testimony.
Everhart’s testimony appeared to irk Republicans on the House Oversight panel when she began to discuss her belief that America was created on the shoulders of hate and white supremacy that continues to target the black community.
Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) shifted back in his chair before rolling his eyes. Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.) mouthed, “Oh my God.”
More hearts and minds won. But this isn’t about winning hearts and minds. It’s about virtue signaling and tribal shows of contempt.