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Someone please tell Pete Buttigieg that roads are not racist

Apr 21, 2023

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s $1 billion pilot program aimed at stopping what he called “racial disparity” on U.S. roads and highways earned him scorn and ridicule from Republicans. Critics say Buttigieg’s plan is a prime example of the “woke-ification” of federal policy.

Straight Arrow News contributor Star Parker says it’s all part of the Democrats’ continued efforts to weaponize race at every turn.

I’m tired of this move in Black culture that has seeped into Black culture to be the nemesis in America, instead of the overcomers, which was the dream. Success was to be the greatest revenge, remember? But that message that’s rooted in the belief that the fault is with somebody else — with the system and not with ourselves, not with the individual, not the individual to be personally responsible with their action — it continues to be used for political advantage. 

One of the most recent examples comes from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who had more to say about how there is much racism in transportation, than there is a reality of an infrastructure bill that has been passed.

On MSNBC, as he was interviewed by the longstanding radical Al Sharpton, Buttigieg actually talked about how roads are racist, and thus Black people die more often in road fatalities, either in the car or out of the car. It would have been laughable if it weren’t the Secretary of Transportation. According to the Department of Transportation, his own department, racial disparities in this matter continue to fluctuate and change over the years.

For instance, in 2006 white drivers were involved in more vehicle traffic fatalities while Hispanic pedestrians were more often killed. But nevertheless, vehicle-related deaths have sharply gone up since COVID began. When COVID began, we started seeing more accidents. In 2020, we had the sharpest increase in a century. 

Beyond discussing serious issues and contributing factors and looking deeper into our infrastructure problems, going after racism, making it racism instead of looking at such rises in alcoholism, people being on their phones and many other factors, the secretary continues again and again to point at racism. Unless he’s saying Blacks are just a bunch of drunks, or they’re the ones on the phones. Maybe someone ought to look deeper into what Buttigieg was saying to Al Sharpton about racist roads and the transportation challenges, and how here we see another disparate impact.

The weaponization of race by the left continues on. It is out of control, as the left reaches new heights in using race in everything, anything as a tool to achieve their twisted agendas. Take what happened recently in the Tennessee state legislature, when three black legislators completely disregarded the rules in order to make their own publicity statement on policy; a policy they didn’t like, gun policy they didn’t like. They were shocked that there were consequences to their actions.
Punishment for one’s own actions? There’s no responsibility, nothing personal about this, according to them and the leftist media. Nope, not their fault; racism is.
Rules are rules, and if Blacks with power and opportunity to make a real difference use their positions to break rules, that’s their choice, but then they must deal with the consequences.
I’m tired of this move in Black culture that has seeped into Black culture to be the nemesis in America, instead of the overcomers, which was the dream. Success was to be the greatest revenge, remember?
But that message that’s rooted in the belief that the fault is with somebody else, with the system and not with ourselves, not the individual, continues to be used for political advantage.
One of the most recent examples comes from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who had more to say about how there’s … racism in transportation, than there is a reality of an infrastructure bill has been passed.
On MSNBC, as he was interviewed by the longstanding radical Al Sharpton, Buttigieg actually talked about how roads are racist, and thus, black people die more often in road fatalities, either in the car or out of the car. It would have been laughable if it hadn’t been the Secretary of Transportation.
According to the Department of Transportation, his own department, racial disparities in this matter continue to fluctuate and change over the years. For instance, in 2006, white drivers were involved in more vehicle traffic fatalities, while Hispanic pedestrians were more often killed.
But nevertheless, vehicle-related deaths have sharply gone up since COVID began. When COVID began, we started seeing more accidents. In 2020, we had the sharpest increase in a century.
Beyond discussing serious issues and contributing factors and looking deeper into our infrastructure problems, going after racism instead of … rises in alcoholism, people being on their phone, and more, the secretary continues again and again to point at racism. Unless he’s saying Black are just a bunch of drunks, or they’re the ones on the phones. Maybe someone ought to look deeper into what Buttigieg was saying to Al Sharpton about racist roads and the transportation challenges, and how we see another disparate impact.
And knowing his political motives, it is any wonder that he does nothing but … call for racism. Making sure he’s separating so he can gain power.
When he ran for president in 2020, one of the biggest issues he consistently faced in the press and democratic circles was how poorly polling was among Black voters. So I guess he came up with a solution.
That ended up being true. In January 2020, he even said he was worried about how his rallies in South Carolina were mostly visited by white attendees, even though 57% of the democratic electorate was Black. So he came up with a plan.
He ended up earning just 2% of the Black vote in South Carolina. So he didn’t have to overplay this hand and patronize a whole community because he only ended up with 2% of the vote in South Carolina. Maybe there’s something else wrong with him.
This case is a solid example of the ambition and political motives of politicians on the left, and how they will use race in any way to advance their own goals. And you know what? Al Sharpton has reached a new low to sit there and let this man denigrate his own people by making a case that the roads are even racist; that that’s why Blacks are killed in accidents.
This won’t be the end of this kind of tactic by Pete Buttigieg, by the way, unless he’s impeached and pulled out of that job as many on the Republican side of the aisle are trying to say he needs to be. He is so unqualified to be the Secretary of Transportation chair.
In President Obama’s first interview following President Trump’s win to the White House in 2016, Obama named four rising stars of the Democrat Party that gave him hope for the future.
Unfortunately, one of them was this mayor in Indiana, who no one knew, Pete Buttigieg, who is now our Transportation Secretary.
If weaponizing race works for Democrats and we continue to fall for the message of blame, then we will not only continue to see actions like this, we may even one day, God forbid, see Peter Buttigieg running again for the presidency, and maybe even gaining traction.

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