A Trump-loving North Carolina pastor has just said one of the most racist things you’ll ever hear on CNN earlier today.
In speaking to CNN host Carol Costello and Democratic strategist Angela Rye, Apostle Thomas Rodgers, Sr. of Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries blamed the black community for joblessness and laid out one of the most ridiculous plans to combat unemployment – which actually ended up being extremely racist.
Rodgers, who is black, began to explain his thoughts on why black Americans should “return” to Africa, stating that African Americans should have “dual citizenship” and justifying it in the worst possible way:
“African-Americans are the only people in the world who do not seek dual citizenship. That’s why Chicago gangs, California gangs, the Crips and the Bloods and Detroit in Michigan — we have gangs in the streets because blacks have no vision, they have no leadership.”
Costello brought up the fact that Rodgers had previously said African Americans should go “back to Africa” so that they could build roads and bridges, thus creating more jobs. She asked him to explain, and it only led to Rodgers spewing more internalized racism:
“Matter of fact, where our ancestors came from, from the Indian Ocean all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, that’s 4,000 miles and we want to go back and help with the highways all the way across, to create jobs, train rails, pipelines, oil, petroleum. They create jobs for young people that can’t find jobs here, that the Democrats have not did. I think it would give young people in prison [jobs] just like Great Britain did.”
Trying to get a grasp on what Rodgers was actually saying, Costello asked him, “So you are suggesting young people in trouble should go back to Africa, perhaps to find jobs?”
Rodgers replied by pretty much saying black people shouldn’t stay in America:
“Not to go back, but I say to return. It’s a clause in the United Nations charter, our right to return, to help build infrastructure. Everybody don’t want to stay here. We are skilled people.”
Rye, up until now, had been listening in disbelief but could no longer stay silent. She decided to educate Rodgers and tell the pastor that it was “probably impossible” to build a bridge back to Africa. She then said, “I apologize for laughing.”
You can watch Rodgers explain his insane solution to joblessness below:
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