We Need to Talk About Jared Kushner’s “Black Americans” Comment

Looking back on my childhood, I can appreciate the things that my parents did for me. Without their love and support, I would not have the achievements I have today. But, there was one caveat: they were not going to do everything for me. At a certain point, I had to put on my big girl boots and become self- sufficient.

Yesterday, Jared Kushner made the following statement about Black Americans:

“President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about but he can’t help them be successful more than they want to be successful,”

Within Jewish culture, we have a joke: Is something or someone good or bad for the Jews? Kushner is definitely bad for the Jews.

Anti-Semites have never needed a reason to hate us. They will find any excuse to blame us for whatever is going wrong in the world. The problem is that his statement legitimizes their lies and gives an air of truth.

He is also bad for his father-in-law’s Presidential election. The administration claims that they understand the needs of the working man and woman. If they did, this kind of statement would never have left his lips.

This is a privileged family who has never had to worry about where the next paycheck is going to come from or if they will be able to keep a roof over their heads. Their children have been and will be gifted jobs within the family business. They will never know the agony and stress that comes with looking for a job while making due on unemployment checks.

The truth is that we all want success. But success only comes hard work, which comes from opportunities. Kushner’s remark is disparaging, hurtful, elitist and racist. If you know who truly wants another term, they had better start living up to the claims they are making.

#BidenHarris2020

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2 responses to “We Need to Talk About Jared Kushner’s “Black Americans” Comment

  1. I agree. It is simplistic thinking from one born with a silver spoon. I privately work with a diverse group of students applying to college. At age 17 the disparity is already there. The students whose parents know the right people, helped set up internships, secured academic and SAT tutors (like myself), sent them to sports or arts camps, enrolled in good public school system or private school, traveled, visited colleges, and generally provided the head start.

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  2. The conservatives believe that if you’re not financially successful you weren’t trying hard enough. There’s a Netflix special on the Kushners – they’re toxic.

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