THEY ARE ALL WHITE! – Congressman Clyburn (D-SC) defends Congressman Conyers (D-Mich):
A writer for The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic tweeted that Clyburn invoked the name of Susan Smith, South Carolina’s infamous child murderer, in his defense of Conyers.
“James Clyburn compared Conyers’ accusers to the child murderer Susan Smith, who initially claimed a black man had abducted her kids. Clyburn said, these are all white women who’ve made these charges against Conyers,” Robert Draper tweeted.
When asked if that comment was true, Draper said he verified it through two sources, adding “Clyburn has used the Susan Smith parallel more than once, to members & staffers.”
As unaccustomed I am with Congressman Clyburn and South Carolina, I’m not sure which way to read it:
- The female accusers are racist for pointing a finger at a black legislator.
- It’s a whitey conspiracy
- The (all white) female accusers were harassed by someone else or by no one at all, but have chosen (as always) to blame an African-American male
What Clyburn probably didn’t mean
- Way to go, Conyers, getting reparations in kind for slavery
- Once again women of colour are discriminated against