Winsome Sears made history this week by becoming Virginia’s first black female lieutenant governor, but according to a segment that aired on MSNBC, she is simply a puppet pushing “white supremacy.”
Sears was born in Kingston, Jamaica and immigrated to the United States when she was just six-years-old and joined the Marines as an adult.
Before running for office, Sears ran a homeless shelter.
Instead of discussing her incredible achievements, Sears has been under attack for being a Republican.
During her show on Thursday night, Joy Reid asserted that Republicans will use Sears’ election as a sign of racism declining in the United States, or “demand credit any time any of them ever voted for anybody black.”
“What Republicans are now doing is they basically demand credit any time any of them ever voted for anybody Black or if there’s a Black guy on the Supreme Court that’s conservative,” said Reid. “Any Black conservative is supposedly or the Black president having ever been elected, right? The fact that he was elected, period, means there’s no racism.”
Reid continued, “The two choices voters had in Virginia were a Black woman who shares my daughter’s name and Jamaican heritage, and an Afro-Latina who is part Lebanese. So you had a choice of two Brown/Black people and you picked one of them. Do you get credit? Do you get special credit? It’s like I had ice cream or cake adds two options, but I want credit for lowering my calorie count because I picked ice cream. You had two choices and they were both Black!”
MSNBC guest on @WinsomeSears:
“There is a black mouth moving but a white idea running on the runway of the tongue of a figure who justifies and legitimates the white supremacist practices.” pic.twitter.com/P3O8ciTveG
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) November 5, 2021
Her guest, political commentator Michael Eric Dyson, took things even further.
“The problem is here they want — they want White supremacy by ventriloquist effect. There is a Black mouth moving but a White idea through the — running on the runway of the tongue of a figure who justifies and legitimates the White supremacist practices. We know that we can internalize in our own minds, in our own subconscious, in our own bodies the very principles that are undoing us,” Dyson said. “So to have a Black face speaking in behalf of a White supremacist legacy is nothing new. And it is to the chagrin of those of us who study race that the White folk on the other side and the right wingers the other side don’t understand.”
Dyson continued, “If you tell Black people, ‘Look, I support a Negro. Look! There is a person of color that I am in favor of,’ and that person of color happens to undermine and undercut and subvert the very principles about which we are concerned, you do yourself no service by pointing to them as an example of your racial progressivism.”
According to her campaign website, Sears “is a mother, wife and is proud to have served in the United States Marines. She was also a hard-charging Vice President of the Virginia State Board of Education and received presidential appointments to the US Census Bureau (where she co-chaired the African American Committee) and the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.”