This Tom Cotton meme is priceless. The look on her face, the wittiness of his reply, the obvious fallacy of her contention. It’s just excellent.
It reminds me of a story where a professor, opining on some irrelevant topic, as those intellectual peacocks often do, remarked that all “isms” are evil. A conservative student, tired of hear meaningless jabbering, raised his hand and simply asked “including feminism?” I always imagined that professor’s face looking a bit like the one of the woman in the meme.
For those who want to watch, here’s the video of Tom Cotton destroying this critical race theorist, a member of the new generation of cynical race-baiters:
If you don’t have time to watch, here’s the hilarious transcript:
Tom Cotton: “Last summer, nine months ago, you were in front of this committee and Senator Cornyn said, ‘Do you believe that all Americans are racist?’ You replied, ‘Yes, I think that we all have implicit biases and racial biases. Yes, I do.’ So, Ms. Gupta, I ask you, against which races do you harbor racial bias?”
Gupta: “Senator Cotton, I do not — the yes was to say that all of us have implicit bias,” Gupta answered. “This was an exchange also that Judge Garland had with Senator Kennedy during his hearing. I believe that we all have implicit bias. It doesn’t mean that we are harboring any racism at all; these are unconscious assumptions and stereotypes that can get made. And I remember that summer in the exchange with Senator Cornyn that we were discussing systemic racism and implicit bias, and my response was to say that all of us have implicit bias.”
Tom Cotton: “Well, to be precise, you said we all have implicit biases and racial biases. That’s all. Every single American you accused of implicit bias and racial bias. So, I’m asking you again, against which races do you harbor racial bias?”
Gupta: “I am quite aware that I know that I hold stereotypes that I have to manage. I’m a product of my culture. I’m a product — it’s part of the human condition, and I believe that one of the reasons, I believe that all of us are able to manage implicit bias, but only if we can acknowledge our own, and I am not above anyone else in that matter. I think implicit bias is something that is part of the shared human condition.”
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Cotton later asked her if the Biden White House was afflicted with the same “systemic racism” she has accused every other institution as being infected with:
Cotton: “You also said in response to a question about institutional racism, ‘There is not an institution in this country that isn’t suffering from institutional racism.’ There is not an institution in this country. Ms. Gupta, does the Biden White House suffer from institutional racism?”
Gupta: “Senator, given the history of this country, of slavery and the long period of Jim Crow, and the ongoing scourge of racial discrimination, I think that it is — remains very much a live problem in America today. And that the effort to address racial discrimination in all of its forms — discrimination of any sorts — is something that all of us have to work at in the institutions we are a part of. And one of the reasons why I will be honored to return to the Justice Department, if confirmed, is that the Justice Department was actually founded on this objective of ensuring equal justice before the law. And the laws that Congress has enacted, through the sacrifice and loss of life of black Americans and Americans writ large, that is a, kind of, core function of the Justice Department is to enforce our federal civil rights laws and to fight discrimination where it happens for all Americans.”
Cotton: “I’ll just have the record reflect, I asked you simply, ‘Does the Biden White House suffer from institutional racism?’ and you didn’t want to respond. My time is up here. I’ll just say that I don’t think you harbor racial bias towards any racial group or that you believe the Biden White House suffers from institutional racism, but when you throw around allegations that every single American suffers from racial bias and every single institution suffers from institutional racism, you open yourself up to these kinds of questions by condemning your fellow Americans without individualized evidence of their beliefs, their words, or their deeds. I think these statements were beyond the pale. I don’t think really anybody truly believes them, nor should they be believed because they are so preposterous.”
It’s hilarious and just the response we need to give to these fools, frauds, and firebrands. They’re as unintelligent as they are uninformed. Let’s let Tom Cotton’s brilliant question and response be a guide to us all.
On a separate note, who’s worse: Gupta or Biden’s anti-Semitic Civil Rights Division pick?
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