As race becomes the central focus across the country more and more news anchors have taken their personal views of the topic Mainstream. Of late CNN has paved the way for these issues to become front and center.
As reported by Breitbart, CNN contributor Kirsten Powers declared on air Friday that all white females who supported President Donald Trump were “racist.”
Powers, speaking of white females who support Trump, stated, “They’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because, you know, I didn’t like Hillary Clinton. And I just want to say that that’s not–that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist. If you support somebody who does racist things, that makes you racist. So, I want to establish that.”
“As for why white women do it, I think we have to recognize that white men are doing it as well, but I think sometimes we would hope that we would get better behavior from white women, because white women are themselves oppressed and that they would, therefore, be able to be aligned themselves with other oppressed people,” Powers said.
She continued, “But, I think we have to remember that the white patriarchal system actually benefits white women in a lot of the ways, and they’re attached to white men, who are benefiting from the system that was created by them, for them and their fathers and their husbands and their brothers are benefitting from the system, and so they are also benefiting.”
CNN's Kirsten Powers on women who voted for Trump: "They'll say, 'Well, I'm not racist. I just voted for him because I didn't like Hillary Clinton.' And I just want to say that's not — that doesn't make you not racist. It actually makes you racist." pic.twitter.com/P4Hy3KJeHY
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 18, 2018
This is not the first time Powers has weighed in on race, specifically white people. One week before Halloween she had this to say referencing race and cultural costumes for the holiday:
Dear white people who are upset that you can’t dress up as another race or culture for Halloween: your feelings don’t matter. The only feelings that matter are of those who feel disrespected/mocked by you appropriating their culture for entertainment.
Show some common decency.
Dear white people who are upset that you can't dress up as another race or culture for Halloween: your feelings don't matter. The only feelings that matter are of those who feel disrespected/mocked by you appropriating their culture for entertainment.
Show some common decency.
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) October 23, 2018
Powers who received significant backlash for her comments added this via twitter:
For those upset abt my comments about racism+Trump supporters, I also said that ALL white ppl (not just Trump supporters) need to examine their own racist assumptions/white privilege that are the result of living in a society that privileges white people. That includes me.
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) November 18, 2018