Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)

Governor Jindal Blames Racism on Minorities

The Louisiana governor puts the brunt of the blame of America's racism on minorities and their "separateness"

by #teamEBONY, August 26, 2013

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)

One day after thousands rallied at the March on Washington 50th anniversary demonstration, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) pitched the Republican civil rights vision…by criticizing minorities for not assimilating into American culture.

In a Politico op-ed Sunday, Jindal lamented that minorities place “undue emphasis” on heritage, and urged Americans to resist “the politically correct trend of changing the melting pot into a salad bowl” comprised of proudly ethnic identities.

Jindal insisted that, “while racism still rears its ugly head from time to time” since Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I have a dream” speech, the major race problem facing modern America is that minorities are too focused on their “separateness”:

Read it at Think Progress.



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