One of the big issues our country faces — and millennials love to talk about — is racial reconciliation and “tolerance,” but strangely, those on the left seem to be speaking out of both sides of their mouths about it.On the one hand, they claim to want everyone to be treated equally, yet when given an opportunity to show what this looks like in action, they reject it. Talk about not practicing what you preach.
A great example of this is what happened to Texas Sen. John Cornyn who had his invitation to speak at a historically black college rescinded because he was a white conservative.The College Fix is reporting, Republican politicians and officials should probably decline invitations from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for the foreseeable future.
Days after students at Bethune-Cookman University booed and heckled Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Texas Southern University withdrew an invitation to Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas to address its graduating students.
According to Fox News, the HBCU said it was disinviting Cornyn because it wanted students to remember their commencement “positively for years to come,” and that couldn’t happen if a white conservative politician was their speaker.Just 863 people got Cornyn canned when they signed a Change.org petition demanding his disinvitation.
The petition announces its “stark opposition” to Cornyn, a former judge on the Texas Supreme Court, saying that to let him speak would put the student body’s stamp of approval on “policies and views he has advocated and supported, including both discriminatory policies and politicians.”
It cites his votes to confirm DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and vote in favor of requiring photo ID in federal elections and against continuing federal funding for sanctuary cities.Oddly, it also cites Cornyn’s 2006 vote for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, at a time when same-sex marriage was far more popular with whites than blacks. Then-Sen. Barack Obama opposed same-sex marriage in 2006 as well, and didn’t officially change his position for another six years.
Just imagine the backlash that would occur if this had been reversed. Liberals would be losing their minds, and rightfully so.
Maybe one day liberals will wake up and realize that the only forward is together, and the only way to get together is to stop playing identity politics.[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]