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Is Donald Trump’s defiant anti-politically correct message dangerous for Black folks?

I could make a valid argument that Trump’s verbal assault on political correctness leads to violent racial attacks, like the physical assault on Black activist Mercutio Southall, who was shoved, tackled, kicked in the chest and stomach and punched in the face by white Trump supporters over the weekend during a rally for Trump in Birmingham, Alabama.

And, Southhall said, someone even tried to choke him. (A woman in the video can be heard shouting, “Don’t choke him, don’t choke him, don’t choke him.”)

Trump, the Republican frontrunner in the presidential race, clearly is not part of the solution on race issues in America, and frankly, he appears to be part of the problem.

During the altercation in Alabama, Southhall said he was repeatedly called the N-word and “monkey” as racist supporters of Trump seemed to be following Trump’s orders to remove Southhall from the rally.

“Get him the hell out of here, will you please?” Trump shouted. “Get him out of here. Throw him out!”

And even after Trump learned of this racist response to Southhall’s demonstration, here was Trump’s response:

“Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing,” Trump said Sunday morning on Fox News.

So what was so disgusting? Southhall was yelling “Dump the Trump” and “Black Lives Matter.” He was expressing his right to protest publicly and peacefully.

Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign released a statement saying Trump doesn’t condone violence, but what about Southhall being called the N-word and “monkey?”

Why didn’t the Trump campaign address the racial aspect of this altercation? So is Trump condoning racist behavior on the part of his supporters?

Trump’s anti-politically correct rhetoric seems to fuel racist sentiments among some of his supporters while Trump just ignores the racism.

Southall, who said his grandparents crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, compared the attack at the Trump rally to facing a “lynch mob.”

“This is the ugly truth of America. It was there like literally and figuratively in Black and white,” Southhall told CNN. “We saw it. We see it daily,” Southall said. “It shows what kind of America we live in now and what kind of America it will be with Trump at the helm.”

Trump has vowed never to let members of “Black Lives Matter” disrupt his rallies the way they took over a rally for Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate.

“That will never happen with me,” Trump said last month.

And where is Katrina Pierson on this issue?

Pierson, an African-American woman, is the new face of the Trump campaign. Trump hired Pierson, a Tea Party loyalist, as his high-profile surrogate, to appear on national television news programs and to be his defender.

“He’s sort of not politically correct,” Pierson told POLITICO recently. “He sort of calls it like he sees it. I’m kind of that way, too.”

But how does she feel, as a Black woman, about white supporters of Trump kicking and punching a Black man while calling him the N-word?

Trump and Pierson are of like minds on the issue of political correctness. But at what point does Trump’s political correctness become dangerous? I believe it’s when his rhetoric incites people to violence.

But Trump, presently the leading Republican presidential contender, continues to incite his impressionable crowds.

What do you think?

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49 thoughts on “Is Donald Trump Dangerous To Black People?

  1. Betty Winters on said:

    Donald Trump is a danger to all human life. If the American people is stupid enough to elect this fool they are not the country that other countries have looked up to all these years. A fool like this makes a mockery of What America Stands for.

    • Betty, though I agree with you, you are obligated to agree that MOST Politicians are ONLY concerned about their SELFISH interest, which is proven by the fact they are STEALING from Social Security to the extend they are telling us SS will be dissolved by 2020.

  2. All that talk from Ben Carson concerning hitler and nazi Germany and I thought he was talking about Obama, maybe he’s talking about trump. Think about it.

  3. jacqueline perry on said:

    If you think things are bad now.allow donny in office and minoritys will really suffer.he is about one rqce of people and that’s his own.

  4. STOPTHEKILLINGS on said:

    HE IS NOT DANGEROUS TO BLACK PEOPLE OR ANY PEOPLE, HE IS A STUPID ASS WHITE MAN WALKING AROUND WITH A DEAD CAT ON HIS HEAD. LOL. PLEASE STOP PUTTING EVERYTHING HE SAYS OR DOES IN THE NEWS AND HOPEFULLY HE WILL GO AWAY. AND HIS FOLLOWERS? THAT’S A CULT. I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE I WORK WITH SAY THEY LIKE HIM BECAUSE HE SAYS WHAT IS ON HIS MIND…HMMMM THEY MUST THINK THE SAME THING…ALL ASSHOLES BELONG TOGETHER. LET’S REMOVE THEM FROM THE HUMAN RACE….

  5. Donald trump is dangerous to all working class people. These politicians carefully select these so called blacks for there appointments. These conservative black folks that want to fit in with the whites so bad. Unfortunately there are some blacks that don’t care about their own race either. White folks like their kind to fit in with their agenda . And black and poor folks definitely are not on it

    • African American Woman on said:

      Wow, how narrow minded it is to say that black conservatives want to be white. Black people are all different, in case you weren’t aware. Would it be a fair statement, then, to say that all poor, victim minded, looking for a hand out and someone to blame for their personal failures blacks are Democrats??

      • I did not say they wanted to be white I said fit in. As a black woman I am aware of a lot of things. There are a lot of people who want hand outs not just blacks. I also know dems or republicans don’t really do a lot for people trying to make it day by day.

      • GiGi the Republican belief is “give a hand-up” while the Democrat agenda is “give hand-outs”,,,, don’t think so? listen to Hilary or Bernie campaigns FREE, FREE FREE vote for me I make some someone else pay for it

      • JHUF, all of us are AMERICANS; there are good & bad policies in each Party…it pains me that each party has hatred toward their fellow American.

  6. David Davis on said:

    Donald Tr;ump would be dangerous for the entire country and especially African Americans and other minorities. He doesn’t view minorities as legitimate citizens of this country, reference the fact that he challenged President’s Obama’s legitimacy. He tipped his hand several years ago when he stated “I get along with “the Blacks”. But what’s even more dangerous than Trump are those African Americans that support him.

  7. Anne Jones on said:

    Emmmmhh, Trump has black people in his various companies, doesn’t he? He has also appointed an African-American woman on his campaign team, yes? Wow, that Trump guy must be really “racist”. All lives matter, not ours alone. We must be careful not to see everything in terms of color, that is a mild form on insanity and self deluding. Let’s just hope the guy at the rally did not go there just to get controversial.

  8. Donald Trump is a racist, ignorant, materialistic, idiot! Who runs for President, and calls voters “fans?” His racist attitude is going to have other cultures coming after him. Mr. “bankruptcy abuser, and flip-flopper!”

  9. African American Woman on said:

    Bougie(correct spelling by the way) vs. Whining victim??? I’ll take the bougie’s side. Sooooo, black people who transcend, not mire in the victim mentality, are bougie? Spoken just like an underachieving victim. Who cares what others think or feel about you??? You have one life to life and you waste it on wondering how everyone white person you meet feels about you??? What a waste. Black people could be something much more and more prosperous and forward thinking if we stop focusing on what others think about us and then living up to their expectations. Its backwards!

  10. African American Woman on said:

    Special and TK act like they have the copyright on opinions…victims always get agitated when confronted with other opinions because, like angry insolent children, that have the “if you don’t play my way, I’m taking my ball and going home.” maybe if you open your mind, you will see that everyone feels the way they feel and have the right to express it. Me and others who have different opinions than you do don’t have tantrums and have indirectly insulting codes conversations with TK. That’s why the victim argument is so annoying.

  11. Timekeeeper on said:

    Demp109 you are 100% correct, and that is the entire point. A few here want to turn this into some kind of social referendum and that has nothing to do with this question about Trump’s dangerous mentality. To your point everyone from Timothy McVeigh ( Oklahoma city bombing) all the way to Dylan Roof who told those people in that church in Charleston that he feared Blacks taking over was his motivation. Trump has the potential to set off the same kind of nuts! As usual we want to throw in a whole bunch of other stuff to muddy the waters but that isn’t what this article was about.
    Some bouji folks want to act like they are above it all and that they are the only ones who have risen above the climate of racism. We all do it. Every Day! Evey Day! Every Day!

  12. Either he or someone is going to get hurt due to his inflammatory rhetoric, right wrong. There are a lot of sick people out here, looking for a reason to do something awful.

  13. specialt757 on said:

    AAW & October 1, First, I said “minorities” which not only includes blacks but other ethnicities as well. Instead of him trying the bridge the gap and make race relations better in America, DT encourages it with his rhetoric. I get everything you are trying to beat everyone over the head with, about needing to strengthen ourselves internally. You almost act as if you and only you are doing that. Look around, you’re not, you’re preaching to the choir. Yes, I am aware that some of us are responsible for our own conditions, we simply choose to be “victims”. But clearly, you can see it doesn’t apply to every one of us. I do also wish we could come together as a people and build wealth and prosperity among each other, but not all of us want the same things. Those who do, do, those who don’t, don’t. But building a better U.S.A for all Americans should be the 10 goal of any POTUS.
    Please tell me tho, are you considering voting for him? I really gotta know?

    • African American Woman on said:

      Hmmmm. Again, we have a black president and its been shown that racial tension is rising. Please explain??? You also said you’re tired of being beaten over the head with the self improvement rhetoric??? I’m tired of being bored to death with the poor black victim me nonsense. It’s funny when black people talk about self improvement, aka self-responsibility, you always have other black people provide so many excuses almost like you have no choice not to fail. It’s sickening. I don’t know who I’m voting for yet, but my mind is open. I don’t care if Garfield, the cat, get a voted in…its not going to stop me from, at least, striving to reach my goals. Real winners don’t give up in the face of adversity, they try harder. Look at your ancestors…if they had the same poor me attitude, we wouldn’t even be here today.

      • specialt757 on said:

        Again and as usual over the top and unnecessary. It appears that you have your own agenda and I don’t need a history lesson. If you would open your mind a little and climb down off your high horse you would notice that I’m not disagreeing with you on some of what you’re saying, but I’m done with it. Thanks for the conversation.

    • Timekeeeper on said:

      @special. Once again you went and told the truth and left no stone unturned even if some refuse to acknowledge it. We are all striving to do better, and I for one never have allowed anyone to stop me. the fact that we are aware that there are elements of racism and bigotry in this country does not mean we have given in to it, We just recognize it that’s all.

  14. Timekeeeper on said:

    No, he is not a threat to black people, he is a threat to all ethnicities. Fear, No. Concern, Absolutely. His disregard for the truth and his reckless abandonment of decency and political decorum potentially puts anyone in danger, regardless of what color they are. Why? Because he is pitting people against one another and that is dangerous for anybody.

  15. specialt757 on said:

    No he’s not a God. However, if he elected as our next president he will make decisions that affect an entire country which according to the 2010 census is approximately 309 million folks. So yes a reason to be concern but to fear, no.
    We do need a president that is concerned about the ever presence of racism occurring every day among other things. DT’s lack of concern and attitude towards minorities speaks volumes. I don’t think he will become a dictator however, there is still a political process already written to make sure that doesn’t happen. I do feel we are going in the wrong direction to even think that he would be good for this country. God help us all.

    • African American Woman on said:

      Special, please explain what DT can do about racism, or anyone else for that fact? No one, democrat or republican, can change whats inside of people. What bothers me about “racism” is that we are always crying about it but do absolutely nothing to strengthen ourselves internally as a people in order to insulate ourselves. Take Koreans, for instance,…I’m sure many others may not like them, but as they are making money off us and others, they don’t care what anyone thinks because their goal is collaboration and wealth building. We have no collaborative goals as a people to create success, no matter the political environment.

      If who was president mattered to black people’s success or failures, all of us should now be millionaires, homeowners and business owners, since we have a black, Democrat in the White House…it’s not who’s President that matters, it’s about goals, collaboration and the ability to adapt to change…areas we fail miserably at.

      At some point, we’ve got to stop looking out to blame and looking inward to address and fix our issues.

      • Timekeeeper on said:

        Hey special, excellent point, no explanation is required. Yes, we need to do a lot of things better than we do, but that fool, DT doesn’t mean anyone any good but himself.

      • African American Woman on said:

        TK, I think you meant to reply to Special, not me because my point is totally different.

  16. americanize on said:

    I never was a fan of the super narcissis,never watched the apprentice,his ego is very important to him.I,m not surprise that he has the support of white supremist.But don,t worry he,ll never be president.And if so he,ll be Americas first dicktator.LOL.

  17. Trump is simply a RACIST POS who seems to have a following of folks who have narrow minds like him.

    He is pandering to the lowest base in this country-White Supremacists!!!!!

    • Timekeeeper on said:

      That is 100% Linda. and by the responses of a few on this post, he has several supporters who think exactly the way he does

  18. So…wait. A bunch of strong, black Kings & Queens should fear one white man? You can’t be serious! The danger to black people, according to the DOJ (2013), is other black people, whereby the number one cause of death for ages 14-34 is gun violence by other blacks in the same age demographic.

  19. Donald Trump is your average White Man who feels entitled based on the color of his skin and his money. He dislikes Muslims, Blacks, and Mexicans. He is a menace to most people lacking money or having melanin in their skin. His stance on keeping the minimum wage as it stands is appalling. A typical greedy, corporate “White Boy”.

  20. This article is for the low information marginal thinking AA’s (all Republicans are racist) with overall purpose of getting Hilary elected, But we all know who the party of the Klan is. B-more, Chicago, Oakland Pick any city run by Democrats look at the death rates of Blacks and it’s clear who’s a danger to black people

    • straightnochaser on said:

      And your lack of punctuation and spelling skills proves that wherever you came from, the school system has done more damage to you than anything. Please go back to that backwoods shack you came from. I’m sure you need to catch up on your snuff spitting skills.

      • Timekeeeper on said:

        Hey, straightnochaser, I was going to tell his no account behind the same thing, but you beat me to it.
        You can tell Jed Clampett got to the oil first, ’cause this fool is still in that shack he left behind!

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