Say ‘No’ to Kristen Clarke

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“Black supremacist” an odd choice for civil rights division.

By John Friend

President Joe Biden’s pick for the assistant attorney general for civil rights position in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has sparked controversy and criticism, exposing the blatant double standards in American politics. The pick also provides an insight into the radical agenda of the Biden administration.

Kristen Clarke, Mr. Biden’s choice to lead the civil rights division at the DOJ under Merrick Garland, who the president has nominated for attorney general, currently serves as the president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a social justice nonprofit organization formed in 1963 with a mission of securing “equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities,” according to its website. Ms. Clarke has previously worked with the NAACP and was the director of the Civil Rights Bureau under Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general for the state of New York at the time.

Under Clarke’s leadership, the Lawyers’ Committee and other groups recently filed a lawsuit against the Proud Boys, a much demonized and slandered pro-Western, multi-racial fraternal organization. The suit hysterically describes the Proud Boys as “an all-male group with ties to white nationalism and a pronounced history of violence” which traveled to D.C. “for the purpose of committing further acts of violence intended to intimidate and silence individuals and organizations that support racial justice.” It falsely alleges the group “created a violent riot in Washington, D.C., committed brutal assaults against protesters and passersby, destroyed property, and silenced peaceful speech by tearing down, igniting, and otherwise destroying signs and banners supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.”

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While the accusations leveled against the Proud Boys in the lawsuit are much-hyped, they do accurately summarize the violent and criminal actions of radical leftist groups such as Antifa and BLM, which openly engaged in massive acts of insurrection and criminality in major American cities across the nation much of last year. While conservative groups such as the Proud Boys are slandered and persecuted by the political and media establishment, and sued by activist organizations like the Lawyers’ Committee, Antifa and BLM are praised, lionized, and celebrated by virtually the entire political, corporate, and media establishment as their crimes are excused or even justified.

Following Biden’s decision to appoint Clarke to the high-level DOJ position, critics immediately emerged highlighting her radical past and publicly espoused views that include black supremacy theology and genetics, support for BLM, and defunding of law enforcement.

“I advocate for defunding policing operations that have made African-Americans more vulnerable to police violence and contributed to mass incarceration, while investing more in programs and policies that address critical community needs,” such as social workers and psychiatrists, Clarke argued in an op-ed last summer.

In 1994, while a student at Harvard University and president of its Black Students Association, Clarke and a fellow student published an article in The Harvard Crimson, the school newspaper, which argued that melanin “gives blacks their superior physical and mental abilities”—much superior to all other races, especially white people.

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“Melanin endows blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities—something which cannot be measured based on Eurocentric standards,” Clarke and her co-author argue in the article. Clarke has insisted that the article was written in response to a book that had been recently published at the time entitled The Bell Curve, which argued that intelligence and cognitive ability are directly tied to class and race.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson exposed the article during a segment in his popular program “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” generating millions of views and heated debate. “In a sane country, someone like Kristen Clarke would be under investigation by the civil rights division, not running it,” Carlson powerfully argued.

Following the controversy generated by the attention, Clarke has argued that her article was designed to “hold up a mirror to reflect how reprehensible the premise of black inferiority was set.”

“It was meant to express an equally absurd point of view—fighting one ridiculous absurd racist theory with another ridiculous absurd theory and the goal was all about [exposing] the ugly racist underpinnings of The Bell Curve theory,” Clarke explained to The Jewish Daily Forward. “It was deeply personal and profoundly important to black students and other students of color who felt that their right to be on campus was challenged. And frankly, the fight that we were leading as students is a fight that I am still very much a part of today.”

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She would go on to proclaim that “fighting anti-Semitism, racism, white supremacy, and all forms of bias are principles and values that have animated my career every step of the way,” demonstrating her progressive credentials.

Despite her attempts to backtrack or downplay her explicitly black supremacist views, even mainstream media outlets have had to admit that the positions Clarke argued for in the article were indeed meant to be taken seriously.

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The fact that President Biden can pick a career black ethnic activist who espouses black supremacist and openly anti-white views—though she’s married to a white man—supports defunding police and the radical agenda of BLM, and hysterically demonizes all Trump voters as “white supremacists” and potential terrorists offers a dark glimpse into Joe Biden’s coming America.

John Friend is a freelance writer based in California.