MSNBC host Tiffany Cross recently attacked white truckers as aggressive, dangerous drivers who overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump. She ranted: “This is an industry populated by a lot of white men over the age of 55. This group of people overwhelmingly voted for Trump. Some people have talked about, you know, aggressive truck drivers cutting them off or not being helpful. So, obviously, the more populated it is with people of color, I think you’ll see less of that.”
Memo to Ms. Cross: Stating or implying that Blacks are better drivers than whites is racist. Stating or implying that white people—or white truckers-- aren’t as “helpful” as Black people is racist. Stating or implying that people who (probably) voted for Donald Trump are aggressive, unhelpful, and poor drivers is bizarre and also makes you guilty of stereotyping, generalizing, labeling, and marginalizing. And stating or implying that people over 55 are bad drivers is ageist! And simply untrue. (Which is partly why auto insurance companies offer “mature driver” discounts.)
Tiffany Cross is, like many CNN and MSNBC hosts, by turns remarkably ignorant and stupefyingly hypocritical.
And repulsively racist. Like many Biden-supporting, short-haired Black females in their 40s who were born in Atlanta during February.
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