RNC staffer Raffi Williams got some unwanted attention this week after an EBONY magazine editor mocked him on Twitter and called him a “white dude,” even though Williams is black. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus demanded an apology, and he got one. But on Fox & Friends Saturday, Williams (along with his father Juan Williams) took on the liberal bashing of people of color who just happen to hold conservative political views.
Raffi Williams told Tucker Carlson he was encouraged by all the conservative support he got after the EBONY editor attacked him, while his dad went off on the treatment black conservatives get when they don’t fall in line with liberal ideology.
“There is, among liberals, this idea that if you are a black person and you don’t fit into the liberal orthodoxy, liberal way of thinking as they have pre-determined, then––it’s free to call you a roach… or, you know, an Uncle Tom, a traitor.”
His son admitted he gets this kind of criticism every so often, and said he’s glad to have his dad supporting him so vehemently (even if they don’t see eye-to-eye politically). The elder Williams said people should be able to think for themselves without ideologues jumping in “to try to intimidate people.”
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
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