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Black man who called civil rights ‘crap’ wins North Carolina nomination

Republican’s past thoughts resurface
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson (Image via: X - @markrobinsonNC)

North Carolina has a Republican nominee to become its new governor. Mark Robinson, a Black man from Greensboro, has won his state’s primary heading into this fall’s general election.

Robinson comes with a history of interesting thoughts.

“So many freedoms were lost during the Civil Rights movement that shouldn’t have been lost,” Robinson said on the “Politics and Prophecy Podcast” in 2018.

He’s also called Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. a “communist” and the Civil Rights Movement “crap” on his Facebook page.

“That crap in the 1960s was the ‘communist rise movement,'” Robinson’s 2017 Facebook post read.

Donald Trump, who has endorsed Robinson, ironically compared North Carolina’s first Black Lt. Governor to the iconic Civil Rights leader.

“I think you’re better than Martin Luther King,” Trump said, according to Slate. “I think you are Martin Luther King times two.”

Robinson has also had some thoughts on transgender people.

“[If] all of a sudden Saturday you feel like a woman and you want to go in the women’s bathroom in the hall, you will be arrested, or whatever we got to do to you,” Robinson posted.

He also once suggested nonbinary people should use the restroom “outside with the dog.”

On his campaign webpage, Robinson said he was the ninth of 10 children and grew up in a poor household “filled with alcoholism and domestic violence.”

If he wins the general election, he’ll become the first Black governor in North Carolina history. He’ll face Democrat Josh Stein, currently the state’s attorney general.

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