Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore made some questionable remarks to an African American observer(one of the few in the crowd) when asked about his view of America at an open forum discussion Moore hosted in September.
Moore to an African American asking when he last thought America was “great”: “I think it was great at the time when families were united. Even though we had slavery, they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.” https://t.co/5mZdWGauHH
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) December 7, 2017
Moore seems to believe that slavery was unfortunate, “but everyone cared about each other”.
Moore also referred to Native Americans and Asians as “reds and yellows”.
From the LA Times
In response to a question from one of the only African Americans in the audience — who asked when Moore thought America was last “great” — Moore acknowledged the nation’s history of racial divisions, but said: “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”
At the same event, Moore referred to Native Americans and Asian Americans as “reds and yellows,” and earlier this year he suggested the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were divine punishment.”
Ray Moore is already under serious fire for alleged unwanted advances he allegedly made towards minors, his entire candidacy in the Senate race has been the subject of intense debate over the last 4 weeks.
There are many Americans that believe the disgraced Judge should not have a seat in the United States Senate.
Despite the backlash, Moore has enjoyed the support of the far right, and other fringe factions of the conservative party.
Moore has zero intentions of dropping out of the race despite numerous calls to do so.
To furnish commentary like this will only give the opposition to Moore’s bid more ammo, to utter racist statements, to rationalize the merits of the African American slave trade, to even assign colors to certain minorities?
It’s going to be difficult for Roy Moore to take the United States Senate, between the allegations of child abuse, sexual assault, and this latest commentary, it strains credulity to believe this man will assume one of the highest public positions in the country.