Writer who said blacks & browns should be prioritized in hurricane relief, loses nerve confronted by Tucker

A writer for a popular black-centric website, who suggested race needs to play a role in deciding who receives Hurricane Harvey relief funds first, backed off of that stance when faced with Tucker Carlson on Friday.

Charles Ellison, of “The Root,” wrote a piece last week, titled “Making sure your Houston relief money is going to the black folks who need it most isn’t easy,” that suggested those handling relief funds in Houston need to take race into account when doling out the monies.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson agreed that Ellison made some good points in the story about poor people needing relief and sometimes being overlooked, but he asked Ellison why race had to be brought into the argument.

“What I was bothered by in your piece was the racial angle,” Carlson said. “The idea that aid ought to be given on the basis of race seemed like a really divisive way to think about it and I’m wondering why you did.”

Ellison argued that “was definitely not the argument that (he) was putting forth” but that he was highlighting issues of race and class that play a factor.

“Thirty percent of the population lives under the poverty line and a disproportionate amount of them are black and Latino,” he said. “There are also many Caucasians who are living with poverty, or are renting as well in Harris County so I definitely don’t want to suggest that we should just specially or uniquely single out certain demographics, or favor certain demographics over others.”

“Why include race at all? Storms have nothing to do with race,” Carlson said. “And in fact, one of the beauties of watching the recovery effort is that it is multiracial, and you see people of different groups helping each other, and it brings out the best in a lot of ways of people.”

Ellison agreed that it was nice to see the races working together but that it is “often short-lived” following disasters.

But he again stressed that he was not calling for special treatment for black people in the recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

And while that may have been the argument he made in front of Carlson, that’s not exactly what he said in his piece when he was not being challenged.

“As government and nongovernmental agencies transition into the recovery phase, there’s growing skepticism that they will prioritize black and brown folks dealing with the compounded devastation from generations of dire economic straits—and, now, climate-change-instigated ‘1,000-year’ floods,” he wrote.

It appears blatant that he is calling for black and brown people to be prioritized over white people because of the idea that they have been disadvantaged economically for generations.

“The raw emotional reaction for most Americans is to get online and dump donations into the Red Cross,” he wrote. “But historically, Red Cross money doesn’t always find its way to hurting black folks. That comes from experience: When Katrina hit, black residents watched Red Cross dollars flow more easily to white areas than harder-hit black ones.”

He even directed anger at celebrities, and former President Obama, for asking for donations to the Red Cross.

“Instagramming and tweeting black celebrities like Kevin Hart and former President Barack Obama earnestly egg the public into one big national telethon for the Red Cross. Crazy amounts of cash are heading straight to organizations that won’t be prioritizing anyone black or brown, least of all those who don’t own a home,” Ellison said.

A far cry from telling Carlson that he didn’t want to “specially or uniquely single out certain demographics.”

Ellison’s argument, in his piece, wasn’t that black and brown people weren’t being helped by the Red Cross or other agencies. It’s that they were not being prioritized.

It’s a shame that he didn’t have the courage to stick to his argument when he took on Tucker.


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CRIME!! -> Clinton Nightmare! Chief Financial Officer Of Clinton Foundation Turns Government Informant On Crime Family

Donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted by 90% over a three-year period since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump.

But that may be the least of the her worries.

John Solomon from The Hill dropped another bombshell that will keep the Clintons up at night.

The former Chief Financial Officer of the Clinton Foundation has turned on the crime family and is now working as a government informant.

This could spell doom for the Clinton Crime Family.

American Thinker reported:

John Solomon of The Hill reveals the story that has been percolating for a long time but kept tightly under wraps – because that is what serious prosecutors do, especially when grand juries are poring over evidence and issuing indictments that remain sealed until the right moment comes. The trigger for the story coming out now probably is a House subcommittee hearing scheduled next week by Mark Meadows, chair of the House Freedom Caucus, while the GOP still can set the agenda of House hearings.

[A] GOP-led congressional subcommittee, led by Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.), is planning to hold a hearing next week to review the work of John Huber, the special U.S attorney named a year ago to investigate all things Clinton.

It turns out that whistleblowers inside and outside the Clinton Foundation have amassed “6,000 pages of evidence attached to a whistleblower submission filed secretly more than a year ago with the IRS and FBI.” Among that evidence can be found:

Those reviews flagged serious concerns about legal compliance, improper commingling of personal and charity business and “quid pro quo” promises made to donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of State.

The submission also cites an interview its investigators conducted with Andrew Kessel that quotes the foundation’s longtime chief financial officer as saying he was unable to stop former President Clinton from “commingling” personal business and charitable activities inside the foundation and that he “knows where all the bodies are buried.”

Their own investigation! That’s hard to put down as politically motivated.

Having the chief financial officer of the Clinton Foundation turn informant is a nightmare for the Clintons. The CFO has to process all the cash, and because that person usually is on the hook for any criminal violations, there is ample incentive to turn state’s evidence.

That evidence was assembled by a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, run by accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators, who alleged the Clinton Foundation engaged in illegal activities and may be liable for millions of dollars in delinquent taxes and penalties.

In addition to the IRS, the firm’s partners have had contact with prosecutors in the main Justice Department in Washington and FBI agents in Little Rock, Ark.

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