John Gradberg is a Panola County, Texas Commissioner. On Tuesday, he found himself in a bit of hot water when he posted about the protests and riots surrounding the Freddie Gray death in Baltimore.
The rant read like something from a white pride leaflet, not a Facebook post of an elected official.
The post is gone but Burnt Orange Report managed to get screen grabs.
Here is my counter to each and every one of his points:
There are also Italian-Americans and Irish-Americans but only one type of American was brought here en masse and by force. The rest came voluntarily.
Poverty leads to crime. White poor people commit crimes as well. Of course, the biggest crimes are perpetrated by white men wearing suits. A poor black man might take a car or a TV but rich white men take homes, jobs and entire livelihoods.
As for the this day this organization, every day throughout history has been for white people. Almost all the history taught in school is white history. Nearly every organization throughout America’s history has been white. It’s relatively recent that black people have been allowed to go to college or enter Miss America pageants.
Here’s a list of unarmed black men who died at the hands of police officers in 2014 – they were innocent at the time of their deaths.
- Rumain Brisbon, 34, Phoenix, Ariz.—Dec. 2, 2014
- Tamir Rice, 12, Cleveland, Ohio—Nov. 22, 2014
- Akai Gurley, 28, Brooklyn, NY—Nov. 20, 2014
- Kajieme Powell, 25, St. Louis, Mo.—August 19, 2014
- Ezell Ford, 25, Los Angeles, Calif.—August 12, 2014
- Dante Parker, 36, San Bernardino County, Calif.—August 12, 2014
- Michael Brown, 18, Ferguson, Mo.—August 9, 2014
- John Crawford III, 22, Beavercreek, Ohio—August 5, 2014
- Tyree Woodson, 38, Baltimore, Md.—August 2, 2014
- Eric Garner, 43, New York, N.Y.—July 17, 2014
- Victor White III, 22, Iberia Parish, La.—March 22, 2014
- Yvette Smith, 47, Bastrop, Texas—February 16, 2014
- McKenzie Cochran, 25, Southfield, Mich.—January 28, 2014
- Jordan Baker, 26, Houston, Texas—January 16, 2014
Gradberg has since apologized, in a non-apology sort of way. He claims he is a victim of the liberal media. Here’s the screenshot because I’m afraid that he’ll probably end up deleting these words soon as well.
Featured image via Facebook page