Congressman Steve King doesn’t know what nonwhites have ever done for humankind
Steve King is a Republican Congressional representative from Iowa. And he's in hot water after saying this during an MSNBC panel, after Charlie Pierce commented on the Republican National Convention's lack of diversity:
"I'd ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you're talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?"
"These other categories."
Well, some people had responses for King.
steve king: show me in history where these other sub groups ha
[asian kool aid man bursts through wall]
GUNPOWDERRRRR OH YEAAAAH
— ?netw3rk (@netw3rk) July 18, 2016
Does anyone have the heart to tell Steve King about Arabic Numerals we are calling NOT IT https://t.co/ASeF3TQanj
— The Gregory Brothers (@gregorybrothers) July 18, 2016
That exact moment where Congressman Steve King goes full white supremacist. An ahistorical mess. Textbook racism.https://t.co/g6waq3I8fC
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 19, 2016
— The Intercept (@theintercept) July 19, 2016
Steve King basically argued the mission statement of the KKK on national television, so I think it's ok we call him a racist now, media.
— (((maura quint))) (@behindyourback) July 19, 2016
the fact that steve king referred to everything outside of western civilization as a "sub-group" pretty much says it all.
— Sarah A. Harvard (@amyharvard_) July 19, 2016
Rep. Steve King's belief that the only contributions to civilization have come from white people is both astoundingly ignorant and racist.
— Imani Perry (@imaniperry) July 18, 2016
FYI Steve King represents Sioux City. Maybe he oughta investigate the heritage of that city..
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) July 18, 2016
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Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.