SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR CONDEMNS HATE-FILLED REMARKS BY REPRESENTATIVE VIC DABNEY OF KERSHAW COUNTY
Columbia, S.C. —In a hate filled Facebook tirade earlier this week, Kershaw County State Representative Vic Dabney said, “Our entire way of life has been vilified by the left; it’s our whiteness and our ‘straightness’ that keeps getting in the way….We are the reason blacks can’t seem to succeed in our society. We are the reason that black crime rates are ten times that of others.”
Dabney’s facebook outburst was in response to the State House taking up historic hate crime legislation. “With the increase in hate speech, hate crimes and violence against black and brown communities, the SC Legislature must not only censure, but remove all committee assignments from Rep. Vic Dabney, whose virulent Facebook remarks about black Americans are untrue, unfounded and a flagrant insult to those who call Kershaw County and home.” said SCDP Chair Trav Robertson, Jr.
Robertson made note of a Washington Post editorial last month by George W. Bush advisor Michael Gerson, who said of today’s GOP: “… I could not advise an idealistic and ambitious young person to join today’s GOP because her ambition would be likely to destroy her idealism. Most Republican leaders can no longer be trusted with the moral education of the young on the central moral challenge of our history. Elected Republicans who are not bigots are generally cowards in the face of bigotry. And that is a shocking, horrible thing.”
Will SC GOP leaders be cowards in the face of bigotry or will they stand up and condem Representative Dabney’s remarks?