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MrAmerica November 19th, 2019 2:52am

“Every minute you’re angry about race, is a minute you’re not thinking about class, which, of course, is the real divide in this country.” -Tucker Carlson. Do you agree with Tucker Carlson that class divides Americans more than race?

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JudicialJedi321 This is How Liberty Dies
11/19/19 9:36 pm

Personally I’m not particularly concerned about either. Though I’ve seen far more people bitter about the later than the former.

DJAria Coushatta, LA
11/19/19 1:25 pm

That’s blind.

There are divisions between black and white people. That is undeniable. Even as someone who has earned a doctoral, I see some white people judging me unfairly. And I probably judge a lot of them unfairly. Class is a bigger issue, but there is a large racial divide, too.

BadSeed Oregon
11/19/19 11:00 am

Tucker is a racist but I agree it's a bigger problem.

100Unity
11/19/19 12:40 am

Absolutely!!!

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snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/18/19 10:57 pm

America has a racial wealth divide that has been growing since the 80s.


inequality.org/research/racial-wealth-divide-entire-middle-class/

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chairsbed
11/18/19 9:46 pm

Tucker’s thing is railing about the ‘ruling class’, and there is truth to that, problem is he uses it to say things like immigrants spoil America. He uses the gimmick as a tool to be racist all the while he is a multimillionaire vomiting the will of billionaires claiming to be against the ruling class, SAD!

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Malekithe Hades
11/19/19 3:12 am

When has he ever said immigrants spoil America?

Malekithe Hades
11/19/19 3:14 am

Please provide examples of his “racism”.

chairsbed
11/20/19 11:03 pm

I would encourage you to research his comments on South Africa for evidence of racism and in general his comments on changing demographics

Malekithe Hades
11/21/19 4:09 am

That article shows no racism at all

chairsbed
11/21/19 10:58 pm

The article addresses your first question

Malekithe Hades
11/22/19 3:29 am

No it does not, because it missed the point. Link a video clip of what he said to show proper context.
He was making a point about climate change fanatics being hypocrites.

suppressedID keep Summer safe
11/18/19 9:23 pm

They’re not exclusive of each other.

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/18/19 9:07 pm

Some truth to it. There is, of course, a strong correlation between wealth and race. I’d love to know what he thinks we should do about the ever-increasing wealth inequality. Pretty sure his primary goal is to simply justify ignoring racism.

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geddy Colorado
11/18/19 9:12 pm

Exactly what I was thinking.

qmastrangelo Pottsvegas, PA
11/18/19 10:47 pm

That racism has been utilized historically by upper class whites to divide poor whites and poor blacks and thus protect the Southern aristocracy’s social position has been an argument that’s circled left-leaning intellectual circles for some time now, actually. Carlson’s statement here is a variant on that.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/19/19 7:50 am

Sure, racism is the consequence of slavery, not the cause of it, and the purpose was to keep the poor/enslaved fighting with each other. As a result, we now have to combat both racism and wealth/income inequality.

political Georgia
11/18/19 8:54 pm

Pretty accurate

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/18/19 8:52 pm

They both only divide you as much as you want them to.

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Carolynn new jersey
11/18/19 8:43 pm

I just want to know what Tucker was trying to accomplish with this speech. Do you know what it was?

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/18/19 9:01 pm

Concern trolling so people have an excuse to ignore racism.

Quinnipiac Here
11/18/19 8:34 pm

Who would benefit most from dividing us like this? 🤔

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SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
11/18/19 8:27 pm

Especially when the upper class really has no class!! 😉

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think4yourself Not a safe space
11/18/19 8:18 pm

The left pushes the divisiveness of both, not sure which inspires more hate for them.

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qmastrangelo Pottsvegas, PA
11/18/19 8:18 pm

“Working class people of all colors have a lot more in common, infinitely more in common, with each other than they do with some overpaid MSNBC hack. If you’re allowed to think about that for long enough, you might start to get unauthorized views about economics, and that would be disruptive to a very lucrative status quo.”

Absolutely based.

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MrAmerica Peaceful protestor
11/18/19 8:51 pm

Virgin MSNBC hack versus Chad Tucker Carlson.

RatBaby
11/19/19 12:17 am

Says the millionaire getting funds directly from fracking billioniares.

CMChristian gone
11/18/19 8:17 pm

Race is more prevalent than class.

qmastrangelo Pottsvegas, PA
11/18/19 10:48 pm

Not true. A poor white man and a poor black man will have more in common with each other than either will with a rich man of their own race.

CMChristian gone
11/19/19 5:43 am

Because of the sole fact that they're poor? Thats like saying two old beaten up books are the same, simply because they're both books, and both old and beat up. But upon closer inspection, one book has a different cover, and a different script than the other. People are born with inherently different racial characteristics, they cannot be changed. Now compare the books with your example. As it turns out, the white man could have had a good upbringing and fell from grace into poverty, and the black man was poor his whole life. The fact that they are both poor doesn't make them equal. Their goals to get out of poverty might be equal. Their backgrounds are different inherently, its many times more likely a black baby will be born in an urban ghetto and raised around a drug infested street than a white baby. The script is written differently for everyone.

doober72 Vidalia, Ga.
11/18/19 7:55 pm

"class" as in character, not status.

MrAmerica Peaceful protestor
11/18/19 7:54 pm

Thanks to @qmastrangelo for bringing this quote to my attention.

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MrAmerica Peaceful protestor
11/18/19 7:56 pm

“Ever wonder why rich people seem most hysterical on this subject?...Ever notice that it’s the highest-paid people on television who are the most determined to convince you that white supremacy is America’s biggest problem? Every minute you’re angry about race, is a minute you’re not thinking about class, which, of course, is the real divide in this country. They whip you into a frenzy of racial fear so that it never enters your mind. It’s a diversion. Everyone else hates each other, they get to keep their money. Pretty tricky. Unfortunately, it’s also destroying the country. This is the path to civil war. Obviously.” —Tucker Carlson


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qmastrangelo Pottsvegas, PA
11/18/19 8:19 pm

Here’s a link to part of the video the quote is from: www.instagram.com/p/B45ja_BAvLN/?igshid=9spqsgt7a028

youallarewrong
11/18/19 8:52 pm

My question would be is what do you mean by rich people those billionaires or those millionaires or those making over $100,000 a year. Saying rich people it’s way too vague