Ivanka Trump blasted for Black History Month tweet, ignores her father’s racism

Ivanka Trump. Photo: Instagram-ivankatrump

Ivanka Trump thought it would be a good idea to tweet about Black History Month and racial equality. On Feb. 1, Ivanka Trump tweeted, “During Black History Month, we celebrate heroes like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who were sojourners for freedom and we resolve to continue to bring greater equality, dignity, and opportunity to all Americans, regardless of race or background.”

The tweet would have been fine coming from almost anyone except a member of the Trump family. While Ivanka may feel as if she was supporting racial inequality with a tweet, she has been complicit in her father’s racism.

Donald Trump’s entire presidential run began after his racist notion that Barack Obama was not born in America. Other racists followed Trump and he gained a large following. His campaign speeches were fueled by hate. And he called the racists in Charlottesville “very fine people.”

Ivanka Trump has yet to denounce her father’s racist antics. As a result, her tweet in support of Black History Month was meaningless.

Here is how others responded on social media:

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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