RBG didn’t stay on the court until she took her last breath so that we would sit on our asses & let republicans light our reproductive rights on fire. From city council to governor to senate, vote for democrats. Find your polling place, pick up your friends & vote. Go make Ruth proud.

I'll just give you the full quote:

"It's contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and their grandparents to live a decent life," Ginsburg said, according to Couric's recording from the 2016 sitdown. "Which they probably could not have lived, in the places they came from … As they become older they realize that this was a youthful folly. And that's why education is important."

So there it is. She's doing the following:

  • Saying that black people should not be contemptuous of the government because it had the grace to eventually treat them as persons rather than subhumans after hundreds of years of chattel slavery. Be more grateful, you darned blacks!

  • Un-fucking-believably, trotting out the 'modern blacks have it way better than in Africa' bullshit that Southern Confederate revisionist schools invented in order to justify slavery and the Confederate Lost Cause.

  • Implying that black people are uneducated, and if only they could be taught, they would obviously agree with her

It's fucking horrific, there's no way to spin this as anything other than overtly racist.

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