What the ….?
Via Beltway Confidential:
Imara Jones, who worked on economic policy under former President Bill Clinton, charges President Obama with exacerbating the problem of “white supremacy” in the United States by failing to use the fiscal cliff negotiations to ameliorate racial injustice.
“Our collective denial over the fundamental injustice at the heart of our economic system is a result of white supremacy,” wrote Jones,who was special assistant to the U.S. Trade Representative for the last two years of Clinton’s presidency, on Color Lines.
“White supremacy is a low-level assumption about characteristics that white people allegedly have which transforms inequality between them and everyone else into something natural,” he explained. “It often masks itself as fairness and goes unquestioned as a result. Using this definition, our current tax code is a work of white supremacy.”
Jones argued that Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush delivered a policy victory to white supremacists and the Ku Klux Kla by cutting taxes.