Watch: Black Voters Slam Liberal's Voter ID Talking Point: 'That's Ignorant'
Democrats and the mainstream media continue to spin the narrative that requiring identification for voters is somehow racist. What's interesting is how no one cares to explain their reasoning. Just, 'it's racist and that's it. It such a clear tactic created by the left to intimidate conservatives from supporting voter regulation laws and risk being deemed a 'Jim Crow' supporting bigot.
American filmmaker Ami Horowitz took to the streets to get both perspectives. He began this journey on the streets of Berkley California where he asked liberals why they felt it was racist to require voters to provide identification prior to casting their ballots. I have to tell you, whether these folks realize it or not, their answers are pretty racist. They made claims that black voters don't understand how the system works, may not know where the DMVs are and insulated that some don't know how to use the internet.
I wish I were kidding...
Not only is it 2021, but throughout this horrible pandemic, much of the country has relied on the internet to continue on. The majority of our education system has become dependant on the use of the internet and if a job could be done from home, it was. Public libraries across the nation have had free internet access since the 90's to ensure everyone has access so the claim that some black voters somehow missed the last several decades is insulting.
“These type of people don’t live in areas with easy access to DMVs and other places where they can get identification,” one man argued.
A female said, “For most of the communities, they don’t really know what is out there, just because they’re not aware, or they’re not informed.”
One of the more racist comments came from a woman claiming that voter regulations are racist because felons aren't allowed to vote- suggesting that most felons are black: “If when we look at a swing state like Florida, that’s a huge population of the African-Americans,” she said.
How do black American voters feel about their liberal logic? Well, Horowitz traveled to Harlem New York to ask. I'm sure you can imagine most of the people he ran into were dumbfounded and insulted.
“Everybody I know has ID,” one man said.
Horowitz told one man that liberal claim some black voters don't have access to the internet, “That’s just stupidity,” the man responded. “Everybody has access to the Internet, even a little kid can figure out how to work the Internet.”
Another woman said she doesn’t know any black adult who does not have state identification, when asked by Horowitz.
“Is it a weird thing to even say that?” asked the reporter. “Yes, it is,” she answered.
“Is this some trick candid camera thing?” one man asked Horowitz, as he and a woman pulled out their state IDs.
People were shocked that liberals believed they didn't know how to get to the DMV or have transportation to get there. Two men were so frustrated by that comment they gave Horowitz the street name of where the DMV would be located.
“I’ve had access to the Internet for years,” an insulted woman told Horowitz. “I [use] it at work! Of course, I know how to use it. My kids know how to use it, they all have iPhones, iPads, whatever.”
“What does that say to you for people that have this perception of black people?” Horowitz asked.
“They’re pretty much ignorant,” one man said.
A woman similarly said, “I just think that’s ignorant.”
“Ignorant, very, very ignorant,” answered another female. “What people are they talking to? Who are these people talking to?”
“I think it is a little racist, because you’re putting people in a category and you have no idea what you’re talking about,” another person said.
“Maybe a little bit of racism in it, but like I said, I think it’s more stupidity,” one man told Horowitz.
I think the people of Harlem were rather kind in their assessment that the liberals who made these statements were being 'ignorant'. Personally, I think it says a lot about how liberals really view black voters.