Brother of Murdered Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers Endorses Donald Trump

Brother of Murdered Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers Endorses Donald Trump
March 04 16:44 2016 Print This Article

Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, has endorsed Donald Trump for president.

Evers cited the catfish economy in Mississippi as his main reason for supporting Trump.

“I believe in him first of all because he’s a businessman. I think jobs are badly needed in Mississippi,” Evers said, according to Clarion-Ledger.

Medgar Evers was killed in June of 1963 in front of his Jackson, Miss. home. As a field worker for the NAACP, Evers traveled around his home state encouraging African-Americans to get registered to vote.

Charles Evers, also an activist, is aware that black students were kicked out of a Trump rally for no reason, but defends Trump, saying, “I haven’t seen any proof of him being a racist.”

He explained that “all of us have some racism in us. Even me.”

When asked about Trump’s anti-immigrant positions, Evers explained that the United States is not obligated to be a home for illegal immigrants.

Evers added that he respects Trump’s business knowledge and faith in God. Evers plans to attend a Madison rally in hopes of convincing Trump to open a catfish plant in Mississippi.

“Our catfish is shipped to China and brought back for us to buy. Put a catfish farm here,” Evers said.

 

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Watchful
Watchful

Just another classic example of 'Stockholm Syndrome' at its worst. 

david19082
david19082

Seeing how white Trump supporters treat blacks at their rally's perhaps he ought to rethink that ideal.

HANNIBAL the VICTOR
HANNIBAL the VICTOR

When will this pathetic generation of blacks go away? Begging Donald Trump to put a catfish plant in Mississippi? Why dont you put a catfish plant in Missisippi Mr. Evers? Oh thats right , Your generation didnt believe in building anything you could pass to the next generation , you believed in begging white folks to love you. Seems you still do.  PATHETIC!

Johnw11
Johnw11

Before people start thinking this is bizarre, Charles Evers is a lifelong Republican. So he simply endorsed within his own party.

Moreover, his endorsement is meaningless for two primary reasons: (1) almost all Blacks within the state of Mississippi are Democrats, and, therefore, Mr. Evers' endorsement of a candidate within his own GOP party is meaningless, (2) the GOP will win Mississippi in the fall general and all the Old Confederate states regardless how Blacks in those states vote.

Therefore, given that reality, Mr. Evers' endorsement is worthless to Trump and will unlikely result in his being rewarded with a single dime. The only possible usefulness it could be to Trump would be propagandistic, i.e., providing cover to Trump against other racists who have called Trump "racist."  For that favor, Trump might give him 50 bucks or so.

The fact that Mr. Evers, who I first read about in a high school Black History class, used Trump's alleged business success as a reason for endorsing him is consistent with widespread misperceptions of Trump's so-called business genius. Trump inherited hundreds of millions of dollars from his dad, and has file bankruptcy four times, nearly blowing all his inheritance. Moreover, while Mr. Evers is correct that the Mississippi catfish farms -- which provided much needed employment for Blacks after agri-farming (plantation work) became automated in the 1960s costing the livelihood of Blacks throughout the rural south-- are in a decline, it is hard to understand how Trump's business expertise will help in that regard. Trump is in the real-estate business, not the catfish farming business. 

Giving the fact that Mr. Evers endorsed within his own party where very few Blacks are members, his endorsement is not nearly as harmful to Blacks as that of John Lewis's endorsement of the track-record proven racist  Hillary. 

Lewis, seemingly wanting to compete with Morgan Freeman's "Driving Miss Daisy," was shameless in his "Driving Miss Hillary" rant.  He even lied that he saw "Miz Hillary" in the Civil Rights Movement, when in fact she was with the anti-civil rights movement. She still is, as evidenced by her locking-up so many Blacks during her co-presidency of the 1990s, denying them their civil rights to ever work, get an apartment, education, trade,  public aid, or anything else in life. Even after they'd served their sentences.

Mr. Evers never lied that he saw Trump in the Civil Rights Movement. And, at the end of the day, while Trump likes to run his mouth (talking mostly about how great he is personally) he's never harmed Blacks the way the Clintons have. And there's no evidence that he ever would.