N.C. Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson: KKK Member? What The Heck?

Back on April 3, 2018, Mark Robinson stood up and addressed the Greensboro, NC City Council over the issue of the Second Amendment and gun rights.

The off the cuff comments from the conservative Robinson is the stuff that legends are made of (see above video.)

I’ve heard a whole lot of people here talking tonight about this group and that group, domestic violence, blacks. These minorities and that minority. What I want to know is, when are you all gonna start standing up for the majority? And here’s who the majority is. I’m the majority. I’m a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody, never committed a felony. I’ve never done anything like that.

But it seems like every time we have one of these shootings, nobody wants to put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter’s feet. You want to put it at my feet. You want to turn around and restrict my right, Constitutional right that’s spelled out in black and white, you want to restrict my right to buy a firearm and protect myself from some of the very people you’re talking about in here tonight. It’s ridiculous. I don’t think Rod Serling could come up with a better script. (emphasis ours)

Robinson’s “folksy” (it is North Carolina after all) and direct way of speaking appealed to a lot of people.

This past November, Robinson was elected as North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor. Not that we care, but his election was historical in the sense that he was the first black man to be elected to the office. (We don’t care because we don’t care about the color of his skin.) Obviously, in electing the Robinson, the people of North Carolina displayed their deeply embedded racism. (/sarcasm off)

In North Carolina, the duties of the Lieutenant Governor include presiding over the Senate and sitting on different government panels such as the Board of Education and Energy Commission

As a Republican member of the Board of Ed, Robinson opposes proposed new “inclusive” education standards that he says are divisive and anti-American.

“This is one of the actual standards, it says, ‘Explain how individual values and societal norms contribute to institutional discrimination and the marginalization of minority groups living under the American system of government,’” Robinson told Fox News.

He said that kind of language sets the “wrong tone” and represents an “anti-American,” leftist view to children.

The battle boils down whether to include three concepts:

  • Systemic Racism
  • Systemic Discrimination
  • Gender Identity

Board members supporting the proposal of the language believe the words are factual and not up for debate, saying that children need more well-rounded lessons to process historic inequities.

But Robinson, the first Black person to serve as Lt. Governor in the state of North Carolina, and also sits on the state board disagrees. He believes the words could make students develop anti-American feelings.

“To call our system of government racist, that is an untruth as far as I’m concerned. I truly believe that is an untruth as far as history is concerned and it does a disservice to our students. It puts the idea in the mind of our children that they live in a nation that has promoted racism,” Robinson said on Thursday.

In response to the debate, television station and website WRAL published a political cartoon by Dennis Draughon – who happens to be a middle school social studies teacher.

The message of the cartoon is clear: if you are on the Board of Education and are a conservative, you must be a member of the KKK.

Imagine that. A black man is a member of the KKK. Who would have guess that the violent and racist organization founded and supported by Democrats would have a black man as a member.

In a press conference, Robinson made his position clear.

The “Opinion Editor” for WRAL issued a statement which reads, in part:

“Editorial cartoons are creative and provocative, using hyperbole and satire. No one believes Republicans on the State Board of Education are members of the Ku Klux Klan. The editorial cartoon by Dennis Draughon is meant to point out that these members of the State Board are trying to wipe out from the social studies curriculum the record of racism which includes the Klan and the segregationist practices that were imposed in our state and nation’s history.”

That statement is laughable.

If “no one believes Republicans on the State Board of Education are members of the Ku Klux Klan,” then why publish it? Why link the GOP to racism in North Carolina? Why link conservatives to racism if “no one believes” it?

The answer is a simple one: the more you tell a lie, the more people believe it.

Droughn and by extension WRAL are willing to promote a lie under the guise of being “provocative.”

We never thought lying was “provocative.” We just thought it was a lie.

We always believed that lies were wrong, especially when it comes to what is going to be indoctrinated taught to children.

Of course, the left had to label GOP members as racists because it cuts off all rational discussion. It means that instead of discussion, people should not be listened to because they are “racists.”

Perhaps Draughn and WRAL cannot deal with Robinson’s ideas and beliefs:

Robinson argued that the new standards are unnecessarily divisive and suppress evidence of a unifying American spirit.

“I’m a big proponent of believing that everybody who lives in this country, who is a legal citizen, is an American,” he said. “We are Americans, and American history is a bunch of people from different stripes coming together to make this nation what it is.”

He said the controversial nature of the new standards “will set the stage for agendas to enter the classroom that are blatantly anti-American.”

A better focus, he argued, would be to illustrate the intent and integrity written down by the nation’s Founding Fathers.

“My contention when it comes to racism, when they talk about systematic racism – and this is a point that I’ve tried to make to people several times – there are racist individuals in our society right now,” he said. “There have been racist individuals in our society in the past. And there will be racist individuals in our society in the future. But our system of government, our Constitution, our founding documents have always stood the test of time to stand against racists and racism. That has always been the way that we have fought against racism – with the words of our Declaration of Independence and the substance of our Constitution.”

And if systemic racism were a thing, he argued, he wouldn’t have been elected.

Robinson said that he would support an earlier version of the new standards that board members had come close to agreeing upon last year, which he said “set the tone for educating, not for indoctrinating” and did not include loaded language.

“Are there racists out there to try to do racist things? Yes,” Robinson said. “But we stand up to them every day….We use our system of government, our courts, and our founding documents to do that.”

Robinson is right, which is why the Democrats want to silence him and attack him.

2 Responses to “N.C. Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson: KKK Member? What The Heck?”

  1. Perlina Anderkin says:

    Wow. Impressive. North Carolina is very lucky.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Perlina Anderkin,

      Thanks for your first comment here on Raised on Hoecakes.

      Carolina is very lucky.

      More cities, states and even the United States at the Federal level need more of that kind of “luck.”

      Thanks again for the comment.

  2. […] Raised on Hoecakes discusses NC’s Lt Gov being likened to the KKK….he’s Black, BTW […]