barbara bush was the ultimate casual racist “nice white lady” <3

April 18, 2018
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Sorry, girl, but just because you’re dead doesn’t mean everyone has to pretend that your life was all kosher. So while liberals are bemoaning the passing of Barbara Bush, husband of George, mother of the even worse George, we think it’s important to remember that Barbara was an old white lady who probably/definitely had racist white lady views. Before the days of flagrant racism broadcast directly from the oval office, Barbara Bush vocalized plainly racist and deeply misguided sentiments throughout the decades. Most notably back in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina rescue and relief the former First Lady lamented about the mostly poor and black victims who, she believed, had become better off in the wake of the historic storm and levee breach, saying: “What I’m hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas[..] “Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway,” she said, “so this is working very well for them.”

And in her 1994 autobiography, Bush was yet another loud voice shaming and attempting to invalidate Anita Hill’s allegations against now Justice Clarence Thomas, writing: “Is this woman telling the truth?” Bush asked in her 1994 autobiography. “I do not mean to sit in judgment, but I will never believe that she, a Yale Law School graduate, a woman of the 80s, would put up with harassment for one moment, much less follow the harasser from job to job, call him when she came back to town and later invite him to speak to her students at Oral Roberts University.”

I point this out not to stomp on this white lady’s grave, but to remind people of history as it actually was—painful and ugly.