People call me pea-brain. It really is this small! — Saul Loeb/AFP
❝ Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), the gubernatorial nominee who was recently accused of using racially charged language, has a track record of speaking at events organized by a conservative activist who has been labeled an “anti-black” extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
DeSantis has spoken at least four times at conferences organized by the David Horowitz Freedom Center according to The Washington Post…The center’s namesake, David Horowitz, has previously asserted that black people owe their freedom to white people and that the “real race war” in the U.S. is against white people.
Horowitz also referred to former President Barack Obama as an “anti-American radical” who he accused of being “a pretend Christian in the same way he’s a pretend American,” in an August 2014 interview on Today’s Issues. “I’m actually sure he’s a Muslim,” Horowitz said at the time, accusing the former president of driving an agenda “to defeat America…”
❝ The SPLC has said that the events organized and sponsored by the DHFC “range from single day presentations given by anti-Muslim fearmongers in Horowitz’s network to extravagant weekend getaways that convene government officials with far-right thought leaders and activists.”
And on and on. Individually, you might find some reason other than pure and simple[minded] American-style racism as rationale for some of this. Collectively, the pattern is typical – every bigot can count on to be recognized by their racist peers. RTFA if you feel you need the exposure.