Representative Vanessa Summers apparently sees “racism” everywhere.
Even in 18-month-old babies.
During a debate in the Indiana House of Representatives last Monday on the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, it became apparent that Summers (D-Indianapolis) believes that white toddlers who fear her are bigoted. And, as PJ Media put it, “Rather than follow the well-trod path of her progressive brethren by writing a Masters [sic] thesis — say, “Changes in Postmodern White Toddler Microaggression in Middle America, Pre- and Post-LBJ” — she took her revelation to an open mic on the statehouse floor.” The Indy Star has the rest of the story:
[The] Democratic lawmaker said that a Republican lawmaker's child was "scared" of her because she is black.
The comment by Rep. Vanessa Summers drew audible gasps, in no small part because the child — the son of Rep. Jud McMillin — is 18 months old.
“I told Jud McMillin I love his son, but he’s scared of me because of my color,” Summers told McMillin, who is white, during debate over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the House.
“It’s hard,” said Summers, D-Indianapolis. Then, as other lawmakers groaned at the comments, she followed up with, “It’s true.”
“He looked at me like I was a monster and turned around and cried. And I told him you need to introduce your child to some people that are dark-skinned so he will not be scared,” she said.
This placed the Republican in the position of explaining the obvious.
Read the rest here.