Democrat Senator Fighting 'Systemic Racism' Belongs to a 'White-Only' Beach Club, Says It's a 'Tradition'


By Cassandra Fairbanks

Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who frequently speaks out against “systemic racism” has been a member of an all-white beach club for decades.

Senator Whitehouse is defending his membership at the private Bailey’s Beach Club in Newport, which is also known as the Spouting Rock Beach Association, saying that it is a “long tradition in Rhode Island.”

The club is believed to be the most exclusive club of its kind in America.

GoLocal interviewed Whitehouse on Friday and asked if the private club has admitted any minorities since they broke the story in 2017, Whitehouse said, “I think the people who are running the place are still working on that and I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet.”

“Both Whitehouse and his wife Sandra as well as their families have been members of the club for decades. Whitehouse did transfer his shares in the club to his wife years ago, and she is now one of the largest shareholders in the all-white club. The club’s membership is a who’s who Newport, Palm Beach, and New York wealth,” GoLocal reports.

A reporter from GoLocal Providence also confronted Whitehouse about his membership on Saturday and published a video of the discussion.

When asked if non-inclusive clubs like this should still exist in today’s political climate, the Democrat said, “it’s a long tradition in Rhode Island and there are many of them and I think we just need to work our way through the issues, thank you,” before leaving the conversation.

When the Rhode Island senator originally ran for office in 2006 he had vowed to quit the club and disavowed his own membership.

GoLocal had also approached Whitehouse about the issue in 2017 and he told them, “I think it would be nice if they (Bailey’s Beach Club) changed a little bit, but it’s not my position.”

Publicly, Whitehouse has been an outspoken critic of racism in America.

“We hear the voices of the peaceful protestors who have marched.  We can and must do better to root out systemic racism in its many forms,” Whitehouse said in a statement during last year’s riots.

“Our country is at a crossroads. A nation reeling from a pandemic and an economic catastrophe that have disproportionately affected communities of color is mourning the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. All the while, President Trump is toiling to deepen the fault lines in American life,” said Whitehouse. “We hear the voices of the peaceful protestors who have marched. We can and must do better to root out systemic racism in its many forms and meet America’s full promise of justice for all.”

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22 responses to “Democrat Senator Fighting ‘Systemic Racism’ Belongs to a ‘White-Only’ Beach Club, Says It’s a ‘Tradition’”

  1. The Dixiecrats just shifted their slave labor form the south to China while China buys their slaves from North Korea

  2. joebuddyisyobuddy says:

    People who make a living talking about racism tend to actually just be the racists they criticize, not always but quite alot

  3. kltmariani says:

    I grew up in and live in RI. Whitehouse and Cicilline are the biggest disgrace’s to this state. They exemplify ignorance and corruption. This state prides itself on higher education but yet churns out some of the biggest illiterate morons. But if you look at New England as a whole, it has some of the wealthiest, whitest liberals who plant blm signs in their yards and yet you never see POC in their neck of the woods! Look up the demographics on New England’s wealthiest neighborhoods. What are the ratios? Yea…. that’s what I thought. I also lived in DC for a while when I was younger. All the socialites loved their illegal yard maintenance people and housekeepers so they’d rally for them. Why? Not because of the milk of human kindness but because they could hire them on the cheap and not pay benefits. Rich white liberals are all the same. Disgraceful.

  4. DischordantVibe says:

    Another “diversity” champion…that wants NOTHING to do with diversity. He just needs your world to be diverse, not his.

  5. JRizzo says:

    Ctrl C, Ctrl V much?

  6. JKBaxter says:

    They only mind if they can use it as tool to extract power and money, otherwise they could give two shits.

  7. Pawgluvr says:

    That fat pig Tim Dillon brought me hear

  8. DrVinnyBoombatz says:

    This sounds like the type of whites-only club that would proudly fly a BLM flag the way SJW neighborhoods do. Almost like our embassies abroad! How many blacks work in our US embassies, I wonder.

  9. BritMike says:

    Beijing Biden Also Loves ‘Tradition’,That’s Why He Eulogized At A Klan Chief’s Funeral.

  10. 51773 says:

    This is really good reporting, it would be great if Tim pool kept the promises he made in the launch video of the record breaking SCN r / sub vers wefunder and delivered this kind of reporting there as well. Maybe then all those investors wouldn’t feel like they were lied to.

  11. 51773 says:

    This is really good reporting, it would be great if Tim pool kept the promises he made in the launch video of the record breaking SCNR / Subverse wefunder and delivered this kind of reporting there as well. Maybe then all those investors wouldn’t feel like they were lied to.

  12. Zacchaeus says:

    And they get rich being hypocrites

  13. Wixavion says:

    The hypocrisy is rich… Lol

  14. Got beat to that oneol

  15. Fenrir_G13 says:

    Idiots like this are why “1984” needs to be required reading.

  16. Hollowed931 says:

    So this is what we all know to be a fact, the Democrats believe whole heartedly in a policy of Rules for Thee but not for ME, his white only group is FINE and just a “tradition” but other people’s Traditions are racist and wrong think, Is it any wonder why we are in the state we are in? Why so many of us say the Democrats are the real danger to America? It’s “people” like this democrat and their double standards that tell me that Peaceful (or otherwise) divorce is inevitable. To be clear I am fine with an all white or all back club I don’t think that its a problem, but THIS person does think its a problem unless its HIS group.

  17. Turk_Longwell says:

    hey, Segregation is making a come back. This guy’s club is just ahead of the curve. I’m sure Lefty’s and Democrats don’t mind.

  18. UnknownIdentity says:

    This makes me believe the Democrats have never changed. They’re still the racist party. They just changed tactics.

  19. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    Playbook

  20. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    Hold the feet to the fire. They want to run this playback, use it against them. This man is therefore a racist who should be banned from public life.

  21. Bigly12025 says:

    Oh look! Another racist democrat. Big surprise.

  22. impediment says:

    hypocrisy is a common trait of left.