The white speaker of the House, Dade Phelan, said the House members cannot use the word “racist” when referring to the racist voter suppression bill.
Let’s forget the fact that removing words from the approved vocabulary is textbook Orwellian, Texas Republicans are proving that race isn’t a critical theory. SB1, the GOP’s latest attempt to take away voting rights from Black, brown, and disabled Texans was introduced on the House floor today. As it was introduced, Speaker Dade Phelan said that “the Chair would appreciate members not to use the word “racism.”
The GOP is full of snowflakes that can’t handle the truth. They are racist. The bill is racist. Even if we don’t call it racist, it doesn’t take away from the fact that the bill is designed to disenfranchise people of color.
Wasn’t the GOP supposed to be anti-censorship?
The GOP doesn’t want Facebook to block them from using hate speech, but they also don’t want to be called racist on the House floor.
This is like an SNL skit.
Phelan is trying to control the narrative and paint the voter suppression bill as “integrity,” but even if you put lipstick on a pig; it’s still a pig.
And SB1 is still racist.
When talking about intentional discrimination, Representative Gina Hinojosa made a great point that intentional discrimination is essentially racism.
Dade Phelan slammed his gavel and told her to not use the word “racism” when speaking about racism.
I know you’re thinking, “Is this even real life?”
Unfortunately, it is.
That is why it is your patriotic duty to call Dade Phelan at his Austin office (512) 463-1000 or his district office (409) 745-2777 and let him know that the RACIST SB1 is a RACIST bill, only supported by RACISTS, and it’s RACIST for him to suggest otherwise.
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