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Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Largest Member Group In History
Huffington Post ^ | 1-16-19 | Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

Posted on 01/17/2019 5:30:36 AM PST by SJackson

Ilhan Omar, one of the country’s first Muslim congresswomen, is among the CBC’s new members. headshot

On Thursday, the day of the official swearing-in of the 116th Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus swore in its own group of members, a total of 55 ― its largest number in history.

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This year’s CBC surpasses its previous record of 49 House and Senate members in the 115th Congress.

“With the largest caucus in history... the CBC is poised to play a leading role in standing up to the Trump Administration and pressing forward on key issues like protecting voting rights and the Affordable Care Act,” executive director Kevin Harris said by email.

(Excerpt) Read more at huffingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 116th; blackracism; blackracists; blacks; cbc; racists
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1 posted on 01/17/2019 5:30:37 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

It sounds racist to have your own group like that.


2 posted on 01/17/2019 5:31:54 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: SJackson

With stellar representatives like max waters and hank johnson, I’m sure we’re all in good hands.


3 posted on 01/17/2019 5:33:25 AM PST by LouAvul (The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.)
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To: SJackson

I’m waiting to hear the opinion of the Congressional White Caucus.


4 posted on 01/17/2019 5:33:46 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: SJackson

How many did the congressional white caucus swear in?


5 posted on 01/17/2019 5:34:23 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: shelterguy

The Congressional Black Caucus is a racist organization.


6 posted on 01/17/2019 5:35:13 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: SJackson

the collective is racist by defnition

the Black caucus is offensive


7 posted on 01/17/2019 5:35:17 AM PST by bert ( (KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Princess Gray Beaver, for President?)
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To: SJackson

Great! When does the Congressional White Caucus swear in THEIR members?


8 posted on 01/17/2019 5:36:58 AM PST by Pravious
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To: SJackson

Gotta keep their black voters on the plantation and poor, with their worn old promise of helping them to the top of the mountain.

Is there a sadder demographic than that one?


9 posted on 01/17/2019 5:38:14 AM PST by polymuser (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: SJackson

On the bright side, the CBC concentrates corruption into a small group. A large percentage of them have gone to jail.


10 posted on 01/17/2019 5:38:15 AM PST by DeplorablePaul
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To: SJackson
Pictures at the link.

Swearing in? To the CBC, their oath of office isn't enough? Couldn't find the text, and was too lazy to look through the 1/5 hour video and transcribe it. But it must involve loyalty to the black race. Though they claim to be an organization comprised of representatives of black district, paleface Roy Cohen, a far left representative of a majority black district is ineligible.

Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr., Democrat of Missouri, the son of Rep. William Lacy Clay Sr., a co-founder of the caucus, said: "Mr. Cohen asked for admission, and he got his answer. He's white and the caucus is black. It's time to move on. We have racial policies to pursue and we are pursuing them, as Mr. Cohen has learned. It's an unwritten rule. It's understood." Clay also issued the following statement:

Quite simply, Rep. Cohen will have to accept what the rest of the country will have to accept—there has been an unofficial Congressional White Caucus for over 200 years, and now it's our turn to say who can join 'the club.' He does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria unless he can change his skin color. Primarily, we are concerned with the needs and concerns of the black population, and we will not allow white America to infringe on those objectives.[16]

I'd like to think the Huffington Post got the headline wrong, and they don't take an additional oath.

11 posted on 01/17/2019 5:39:24 AM PST by SJackson (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself)
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To: Pravious

We have to defund these “identity” groups.....like the CBC and the Latino Caucus, and so on....there’s even a Caribbean Congressional Caucus.

These connivers calculately separate themselves from the rest of America to pursue THEIR interest to the exclusion of the rest of us.


12 posted on 01/17/2019 5:40:23 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: shelterguy

This is what I always wondered. Isn’t this just the group of Congressmen and Congresswomen that are black? Nothing more?

Why not the Jew Caucus then?
White Caucus?

Sub Caucus Black Female Caucus?

Institutional labeling should be the first thing to go away if the pols want us all to feel like we’re equals.


13 posted on 01/17/2019 5:40:59 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue
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To: SJackson

He does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria unless he can change his skin color.
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He could just identify as black.


14 posted on 01/17/2019 5:41:26 AM PST by shelterguy
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The congressional militants should scare the hell out of woke whites, but I doubt it will. Most are too frightened to believe their own eyes.


15 posted on 01/17/2019 5:41:39 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: ClearCase_guy

waiting to hear from the Congressional white caucus.. you beat me by *...* that much.


16 posted on 01/17/2019 5:42:51 AM PST by Ikeon (i may be wrong but I'm not lying. .....really....)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Why should there be a Congressional White Caucus when whites are the majority?


17 posted on 01/17/2019 5:49:42 AM PST by GuavaCheesePuff (I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee-Old Yankee Stadium (1923-2008))
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To: SJackson

Wait, the blacks have their own swearing-in as well? Put an end to this crap. Why are they so special they get their own damn caucus?


18 posted on 01/17/2019 5:52:00 AM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: SJackson

But we’re still racist country according to those in the CBC


19 posted on 01/17/2019 5:54:52 AM PST by KosmicKitty (Opportunities multiply as they are seized.)
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To: SJackson

Measuring by the pound or by hate of whitey quotient?


20 posted on 01/17/2019 6:05:34 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (I don’t like it; I won’t see it - Conservative...I don’t like it; No one should see it! - Liberal)
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