"I get called Uncle Tom and the N-word by progressives...I know firsthand, our healing is not finished," Sen. Tim Scott says in GOP rebuttal of President Biden's address to Congress, adding later, "Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country."
What Tim Scott did was not brave. It was not honest and it was not leadership. He lied to the American people on behalf of a Republican Party that neither values nor respects him. How does a Black man relieve himself of all dignity and his own history? What life experiences lend themselves to a man to renounce the truth about his Black experience and ally himself with racists who have no honor for his manhood? How does a Black man compromise the essence of their strength to act against the interests of his family, constituents, and a liberated Black future?
When he speaks of "healing", does he recognize himself in that vision? What price does he pay? We pay? He is a prime example of how we vote for people we like, despite our interests. Let's talk.