Indiana State Rep Takes the Race Card to an Entirely New Level with this Accusation About an 18-Month Old Baby

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ever since Barack Obama began his 2008 presidential campaign, the Left has made the playing of the race card part of their daily lives. Disagree with one of Barack’s policies? You’re a racist. Dare to ask to see his college records? You’re a racist. Speak out about the racist, Black Liberation Theology church, led by America-hating Jeremiah Wright, that Barack and family attended for over two decades? You’re a racist. Call him out for his illegal, unconstitutional, unilateral ‘executive orders?’ You’re a racist. You get the point.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The lie-based race card has been played so often by the Left that it is completely worn out. But, that doesn’t stop them from playing it over and over again to push any policy they want or attack anything or anyone they don’t agree with. The latest hurling of the race card out of Indiana demonstrates just how ridiculous and asinine the left has become in accusing someone of being racist in order to push their own agenda or narrative.

Democrat Indiana State Rep. Vanessa Summers, who happens to be black, made a fool of herself and a mockery of real racism, on the Indiana House floor during debates earlier this week about the Religious Freedom bill, before it passed and was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence.

As Summers argued against the bill, she accused Republican State Rep. Jud McMillin’s 18-month old son of being racist, insinuating as well that McMillan raised him to be a racist because he is one, too. McMillin and his son are white.

Yes, you read that correctly. A grown woman played the race card against an 18-month old toddler. She said on the House floor, “I told Jud McMillin I love his son, but he’s scared of me because of my color.”

Her words did not receive a welcome reaction. In fact, when noticeable gasps could be heard in reaction to her words, Summers said, “It’s true.”

She later said of McMillin’s “He looked at me like I was a monster and turned around and cried. And I told him you need to introduce your child to some people that are dark-skinned so he will not be scared.”

Perhaps McMillin is not aware that crying while in a new environment and meeting strangers is a natural reaction to all children that age, regardless of the color of the other person’s skin. But, race baiters like Summers are so focused on their own skin color and have such an intense desire to discredit others with whom they disagree by leveling the racist charge that she actually accused an 18-month old toddler of being a racist.

McMillin handled the attack with class saying, “It’s just incredibly unfortunate. You’d like to think that we would have professional discussion on the House floor and certainly be able to avoid having 18-month-olds in the discussion.” He continued, “I can tell you that if he reacted the same way he reacts with anybody brand new, he buries his head in his dad’s shoulder. Whoever it is, it’s what he does. He’s an 18-month-old kid; he’s in a new environment up here in the place like the Statehouse but doesn’t know anybody. I honestly don’t remember anything out of the ordinary.”

Summers should be ashamed of stooping to a new low in the baseless accusation of racism that the Left has hurled all too frequently since Barack Obama became president.

Tim Swarens, the opinion editor at the Indy Star, called Summers comments “unfair, unwarranted, and unprofessional.” He also had some advice for her.

I’d like to think that most adults, even members of the General Assembly, would understand basic professional decorum. But obviously Summers needs a refresher course.


So, let’s review: Don’t criticize a colleague’s parenting skills, especially in a professional setting. Don’t insinuate that a co-worker is a racist, unless there’s hard evidence. Don’t assume you can read the mind of a toddler. Don’t make personal what should be a debate about policy.


Don’t, if you have nothing of value to add, say anything.

Well said.

h/t Chicks on the Right[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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