Evidence of Systemic Racism: Winsome Sears

Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears of Virginia, USA

In yet more irrefutable proof of America’s systemic racism, Winsome Sears was elected lieutenant governor in Virginia on November 3, becoming the first black woman to hold statewide office in the commonwealth. Jason Miyares became the first Latino elected to attorney general in Virginia, and “people of color” won mayorships in New York City, Boston, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Cincinnati. Jamaican immigrant Winsome Sears is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and famously posed with a military rifle in a campaign photo. The win by Republicans Sears and Glen Youngkin (governor elect) in Virginia overthrew leftist Democratic control of the highest offices in the state, for now. Facetiousness aside, the election of blacks, Asians, and Latinos are proof that America is a place of liberty and opportunity for all people, where immigrants of any skin color can succeed. After her win, Sears said, “We’re framing too many issues in terms of race and it just continues to divide us. And, unfortunately, politicians are using it as a tool because of the things that have happened to us historically to advance, I would think, their nefarious purposes. I didn’t do anything special to get here except stay in school and study. America allowed me to come and do for myself and for my family. No one can say to me I don’t know what it is to be poor. You’re looking at the American Dream. We’re always going to have problems, I understand that. I’m not saying we’re perfect. But you can see those people at the border right now trying to get in. They’re dying to get in because they know if they can put a foot on American soil, the trajectory of their lives will change just as it did for my father” (“Winsome Sears reflects,” Fox News, Nov. 4, 2021). She’s right; the “people of color” breaking down America’s walls to get in are clear evidence that the nation is not systemically racist and that it is a better nation than most other nations on this fallen earth. Even as Critical Race Theory is being taught in many public schools, it is everywhere refuted in reality and the majority of Americans know that it is nonsense. In exit polls, over 72% of Virginia voters said CRT in the schools was an “important” factor in their vote (“Minority candidates make history,” Just the News, Nov. 3, 2021). On another front, law and order was popular with voters. In New York City, the newly elected mayor. Eric, Adams, is a law-and-order former police officer. In Minneapolis, voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have dismantled the police department. In New York’s Nassau County and Suffolk County, tough on crime candidates (Anne Connelly and Ray Tierney) won the district attorneys elections. People are obviously tired of the political attack on the police and the devastating increase of violent crime that is the product of leftist policies.

(Friday Church News Notes, November 12, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)