CNN’s Van Jones said Friday it’s not the Ku Klux Klan members who wear racism on their sleeves but the white liberals who pretend they’re not racist who pose the real threat to black Americans.
“It’s not the racist white person who’s in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about,” the former Obama adviser said Friday. “It’s the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park.”
Mr. Jones was referring to the white woman in New York’s Central Park who was fired from her job this week after a now-viral video showed her calling the police on a black man, telling them an “African American man” was threatening her.
Mr. Jones said the woman “weaponized race like she had been trained by the Aryan Nation.”
“A Klan member could not have been better trained,” he said. “So even the most liberal, well-intentioned white person has a virus in his or her brain that can be activated at an instant. And so what you’re seeing now is a curtain falling away.”
Mr. Jones made the comments following a third night of violent protests in Minneapolis after the police custody death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died on Memorial Day after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground by the neck for nearly eight minutes.