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Jared Kushner says Black Americans must 'want' to succeed

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner criticized athletes and others who have protested against U.S. racism on social media and basketball courts and suggested that Black people had to want to succeed for policies to change.

In televised remarks that drew criticism from the Democratic Party, Kushner, the Republican president's son-in-law, spoke about Trump's "Platinum Plan to create jobs and opportunities for Black Americans if he is re-elected next month.

"So look, there's been a lot of discussion about the issues that were needed in the Black community for the last years but particularly, it intensified after the George Floyd situation," he told Fox & Friends.

A Black man, Floyd was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes in May, sparking widespread protests over racial inequality and police brutality organized by Black Lives Matter and other groups.

"And, you know, you saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling. They'd go on Instagram and cry or they would put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court. And quite frankly, that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward."

Trump's plan would achieve more, Kushner said, acknowledging that the Black community overwhelmingly supports the rival Democratic Party.

"President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about but he can’t help them be successful more than they want to be successful," Kushner said.

"President Trump may not always say the right things but he does the right things," he said.

The Democratic National Committee issued a statement assailing Kushner for suggesting that demanding accountability for the deaths of Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement was just "complaining."

"This dismissive approach to the issues that Black voters care about is indicative of Trump’s callousness and disregard for the lives of Black people," said the statement issued by DNC national press secretary Brandon Gassaway.

After Floyd's death, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that a growing majority of Americans understood "why Black Americans do not trust the police," companies pledged billions of dollars to address inequalities in the United States, and some professional athletic events were canceled.

Trump faces Democrat Joe Biden in a Nov 3 election.

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Yeah, black people of America, you should listen to Jared, because Jared's done it tough. Well, not tough, exactly...

Kushner was born in Livingston, New Jersey, to Seryl Kushner (née Stadtmauer) and Charles Kushner, a real-estate developer and convicted felon... with help from his father, he enrolled at Harvard University in 1999. According to journalist Daniel Golden, Kushner's father made a donation of $2.5 million to the University in 1998, not long before Jared was admitted.

See? All you have to do is want it. And for your rich Daddy to help you just a little bit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Kushner#Early_life_and_education

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Jared Kushner says Black Americans must 'want' to succeed

Jared, like his wife and her daddy, is hopelessly out of touch with the reality of life in America for anyone NOT from his class.

he told Fox & Friends.

Fox & Friends where the audience is largely made up of white nationalists who want to hear the oft repeated claims made by white racists that Black people being poor is their own fault, NOT the fault of a political/economic system run by wealthy whites that's long discriminated against them. And discriminated against poor white and poor people of all races.

Jared, born privileged class. Hopelessly out of touch. Just like his wife and all in her family.

Trump, widening class and racial gaps even farther.

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The way that Progressives and Marxists have demagogued race in America has been despicable. There is no proof that there was racial intent in Floyd’s death and their is no indication that justice will not be done. The far Left is condemning all White people regardless of their personal character or history as innately inferior morally and culturally. It is a sick and twisted worldview that ignores personal agency and assigns social roles based on racial and other demographic stereotypes. If anything bad happens to a non-White, non-male, non-heterosexual, non-Christian it is immediately deemed a systemic wrong. Yet the system gets no credit when the same person is successful. There is a large black middle class, dominate athletics, successful politicians and are prominent in entertainment among their many other successes. There is no acknowledgement that there is rampant systemic discrimination against White people in the form of historic affirmative action policies embedded in nearly every public and private entity in the country. The Left is destroying American society.

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The way that Progressives and Marxists have demagogued race in America has been despicable. There is no proof that there was racial intent in Floyd’s death and their is no indication that justice will not be done. The far Left is condemning all White people regardless of their personal character or history as innately inferior morally and culturally. It is a sick and twisted worldview that ignores personal agency and assigns social roles based on racial and other demographic stereotypes. If anything bad happens to a non-White, non-male, non-heterosexual, non-Christian it is immediately deemed a systemic wrong. 

Wholly inaccurate and completely irrelevant to the article.

There is no acknowledgement that there is rampant systemic discrimination against White people in the form of historic affirmative action policies embedded in nearly every public and private entity in the country.

Affirmative action dates only to the Kennedy administration, so is hardly “historic.” Additionally, race can only be used as a factor in hiring and admissions processes, but cannot be the sole or determining factor. This means your complaint about systemic racism is completely inaccurate. You should do a bit more research before posting.

The Left is destroying American society.

Yes, by wanting equality of opportunity. How dare the left! The boy rich kids should have the best opportunities!!!

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This statement is true.

"And, you know, you saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling. They'd go on Instagram and cry or they would put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court. And quite frankly, that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward."

so is this

".....he can’t help them be successful more than they want to be successful..."

true of anyone, of any race. Government can only do so much for you.

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And the GOP wonders why African Americans show little to no support for their party.

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And the GOP wonders why African Americans show little to no support for their party.

And the Democrats have done work for blacks exactly?

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Yes, by wanting equality of opportunity. How dare the left! The boy rich kids should have the best opportunities!!!

they do, some of the richest people in the country are black, what more do they want to be judged by the color of their skin or by the ability of their merit?

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This statement is true.

"And, you know, you saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling. They'd go on Instagram and cry or they would put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court. And quite frankly, that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward."

It's not, actually.

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bass: And the Democrats have done work for blacks exactly?

Enough to get 80-90% of their votes.

You?

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I've never met anyone who didn't want to succeed, who accidentally did.

The finances, desire and follow through must be there too. I don't think there is any shortage of desire, at least for the short term, but for the longer term, we see people fail all the time. I bet each of us here has failed to follow through on something important in our lives.

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner criticized athletes and others who have protested against U.S. racism on social media and basketball courts and suggested that Black people had to want to succeed for policies to change.

Hey Jared, was the Dr able to remove your foot from your mouth?

Sure, tell Black Americans that their problem is they are just too lazy....that'll get them to the polls for Trump...

Also tell them if Trump wins, he plans to appoint David Duke as head of a race relations task force...

Yesterday they said they gave up on the virus, today they insult minorities...one daily disaster after another...

Trump-world is self-imploding...

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You know what really appeals to Black people? An entitled rich White **** whitesplaining to them what their problem is....

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Kushner reminds me of those Tory MPs in the U.K. who are against giving poor kids free meals as they believe they swap the food for drugs.

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Hey Jared, was the Dr able to remove your foot from your mouth? 

The Dems have been doing that for 60 years

Sure, tell Black Americans that their problem is they are just too lazy....that'll get them to the polls for Trump...

Biden says, if you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black.

Also tell them if Trump wins, he plans to appoint David Duke as head of a race relations task force...

Biden’s mentor was Robert Byrd, the man eulogized him....interesting.

Yesterday they said they gave up on the virus, today they insult minorities...one daily disaster after another...

And since minority state more and a pick numbers and white people, what are these Democrat leaders doing in the minority communities to stop it? ........silence.

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