Anti-choice RNC speaker Abby Johnson doesn’t believe in women’s suffrage
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I’m not going to post Abby Johnson’s RNC speech because after reading two stories about this POS, I wish I had never heard of her. Abby Johnson is some kind of anti-abortion “activist,” but of course there’s a lot more to it than that. She also believes that women should be denied the right to vote and that we, as a society in the year 2020, should only allow the head of the household to vote. And they gave this a–hole a primetime speaking slot at the RNC, on the centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment. I can’t. I also can’t with this whole story:
One of the Republican National Convention’s top speakers said in a recent video that it would be “smart” for a police officer to racially profile her biracial son, because “statistically, my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons.”
“I recognize that I’m gonna have to have a different conversation with Jude than I do with my brown-haired little Irish, very, very pale-skinned, white sons, as they grow up,” Abby Johnson, a prominent anti-abortion activist, said in a 15-plus-minutes video posted to YouTube in late June, after weeks of nationwide protests against the police killing of George Floyd.
“Right now, Jude is an adorable, perpetually tan-looking little brown boy,” said Johnson, whose husband blogged, in 2015, about adopting their biracial son at his birth. Johnson is white. “But one day, he’s going to grow up and he’s going to be a tall, probably sort of large, intimidating-looking-maybe brown man. And my other boys are probably gonna look like nerdy white guys.”
But the fact that the police could one day view her sons differently, simply due to the color of their skin, doesn’t make Johnson mad, she said. Instead, it makes sense to her.
“Statistically, I look at our prison population and I see that there is a disproportionately high number of African-American males in our prison population for crimes, particularly for violent crimes. So statistically, when a police officer sees a brown man like my Jude walking down the road — as opposed to my white nerdy kids, my white nerdy men walking down the road — because of the statistics that he knows in his head, that these police officers know in their head, they’re going to know that statistically my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons.”
“So the fact that in his head, he would be more careful around my brown son than my white son, that doesn’t actually make me angry. That makes that police officer smart, because of statistics.”
Do I even need to explain this one? It’s not that her brown-skinned son is more likely to commit a crime, it’s that he’s more likely to be charged with a crime. Or incarcerated. Or shot by the police. All because of the color of his skin. Someone take this woman’s children away from her, this is so depressing. I can only imagine what Day 3 of the convention will be – perhaps a phrenology expert talking about forehead slopes indicating criminality.
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