Tucker Carlson: "If white supremacy were a huge problem in America, how did Cory Booker become a senator?"
Carlson: "He grew up in a rich, all-white neighborhood by the way"
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From the June 19 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): In a sane country, that's the point in which the entire room would have burst out laughing when Sen. Booker said that precisely because of his title really, Senator Booker. Cory Booker's parents were highly paid IBM executives. He grew up in a rich all-white neighborhood by the way. He attended Stanford, then he got a Rhodes scholarship and went to Oxford. Then he got a law degree from Yale. He's currently a senator from New Jersey. He will win reelection pretty easily in 2020 if he seeks it. New Jersey is one of the richest states in this country, second I think. It's also a majority white. So if white supremacy were a huge problem in America, how did Cory Booker become a senator? And yet somehow he did. America has given Cory Booker amazing opportunities precisely because it's not the hateful place he pretends it is. Cory Booker is one of the most privileged people in the world -- he is living proof. But it doesn't matter. Actual official racial discrimination of the kind embodied in Jim Crow ended half a century ago but as it recedes from living memory, it becomes even more important to the Democratic Party.