Hillary Clinton says racism is in the DNA of white people. She told a mostly black audience on Wednesday that racial bias is something that has been part of our “DNA going back probably millennia.” On the other hand, Mrs. Clinton embraces the cause of “transgender” people who claim to be the opposite of their gender identity. In short, she stands with the DNA deniers.
Welcome to the liberal world of cultural decline and sexual disorder. Once again, the major media are in the middle of the confusion.
This isn’t just a semantic debate. ESPN analyst Curt Schilling has just been fired for highlighting in an amusing way the current push for men to be able to enter women’s bathrooms.
Mrs. Clinton actually stole the white racism line from President Barack Obama. He said two years ago, “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.” By “our,” he of course meant white people.
This is trash talk, with no scientific basis in fact and no credibility. But such charges are allowed to go unchallenged by the media.
At the Wednesday event, Hillary Clinton said, “We all have implicit biases. What we need to do is be more honest about that and surface them. Because today, most people believe that they don’t have those biases.”
CNN called this an example of Clinton’s “African-American outreach.” It’s not supposed to be controversial. But honesty from the media would dictate that Hillary be asked to justify her smears. They won’t do this because they know she doesn’t have any evidence to back up her phony claims.
DNA carries the code for our physical appearance, including factors like gender, height and skin tone. One’s racial attitudes are not part of one’s DNA.
Liberals like Mrs. Clinton are now saying that racism is somehow genetic, but one’s gender is not. “Transgender people deserve respect, safety, and equal treatment everywhere,” she says. Transgender people are men claiming to be women, and vice versa.
Mrs. Clinton identifies herself on her Twitter account as “Wife, mom, grandma…” Is this just her opinion? Are these designations subject to change? Could she claim to be a woman one day and a man the next?
Liberals are now saying a girl who calls herself Gavin Grimm and claims to be a boy should have the “right” to go into a boys’ restroom. This DNA denier, now called a “transgender teen,” is being celebrated by the news media because of her demand to go into a boys’ restroom.
In what has to be one of the dumbest questions ever asked on national television, Carol Costello interviewed Gavin Grimm, who is biologically female, and asked, “What do you think everyone is so afraid of?”
The idea of men pretending to be ladies and going into women’s restrooms is something that should shock and frighten every person who accepts the science of DNA, the biological differences between men and women, and their respective privacy rights.
But CNN’s Costello thinks gender confusion is natural and something to be accepted uncritically by the rest of us.
What the media are doing is manipulating the language in favor of the DNA deniers, and then suggesting supporters of traditional roles and biological differences are the oddballs. Hence, the ACLU lawsuit brought on Grimm’s behalf claims he was merely “designated female at birth” and that he must be allowed to use the boys’ restroom. Not surprisingly, the Obama administration sided with Grimm in court.
Dustin Siggins of LifeSiteNews has framed the issue correctly, describing Gavin Grimm as “a 15-year-old girl who now identifies as male,” and a “her.” The issue is a simple one—that of “letting females use male restrooms.”
His/her “right” has now been determined to supersede the rights of normal people to their own privacy. A court has decided a girl can use a boy’s restroom. What someone claims as a “gender identity” is more important than DNA and physical anatomy.
Here’s how the bizarre discussion went on CNN:
Costello: What do you think everyone is so afraid of?
Grimm: I’m not sure because when you consider certain, you know, I guess, arguments or what have you, it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. But I think a lot of it is just misinformation and people haven’t had a chance to really deal with transgender people in any meaningful way.
Costello: Well, I think that some of the fear comes from that, you know, you’ll—I guess you’ll go into the boy’s restroom and do something—it’s just—I don’t know. I mean, I’ll ask you again, what is it they fear you’ll go in there and do something wrong or look at someone in a way you shouldn’t or what?
Grimm: And again, I’ll say, I’m not positive. You know, I understand—you know, I’ve heard what people say and what have you, but I don’t think it stands up to scrutiny.
This uncomfortable exchange is designed to make people who believe in DNA and biological differences feel or look foolish. However, this poor confused girl was exploited for ratings. She is a pawn in a political game that the media are playing.
People who hold traditional views based on the science of DNA are supposed to stay silent.
Indeed, former baseball pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling has been fired for “sharing” an “anti-transgender meme” on his Facebook page. The image showed a man with a purse in a wig and a dress, with the words, “Let Him In! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”
He was fired a day after he drew “intense criticism” for “promoting offensive commentary on social media,” The Washington Post reported. “ESPN is an inclusive company,” ESPN said in a statement. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
So ESPN believes that men can claim to be women. Does this apply to sports and athletic competitions? Where does this end?
On his blog, Schilling explained the meme, saying he was making a comment about “the basic functionality” of men’s and women’s restrooms.
If he had just offered an opinion that white people are born racists, then that would have been another issue entirely. He might have gotten a special meeting with Hillary Clinton to be congratulated for speaking out. Perhaps he would have been invited to the Oval Office.
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected]