Al Gore using race to silence critics
The one thing Al Gore should know about is racists and racism. His father, Al Gore, Sr. was a rabid racist and segregationist, as was the rest of his family. Gore himself, readily and proudly admits his father was his mentor. So, I do not think it unreasonable, too at the very least, weigh carefully, the fact that AL Gore himself may well have shared his father’s sentiments on race – even if he doesn’t today. After all, male children often want to make their fathers proud, by sharing their ideals and philosophies. Especially with a father who was larger than life in his son’s eyes, which is what his father was to him.
His family’s friends, his grandparents, his father’s political associates and fraternalizations, and no small amount of his father’s work dealt with anti-civil rights legislation. Here keep in mind, that Democrats had fought every single piece of civil rights legislation for 112 years before the Civil Rights of 1964 was finally passed by Republicans. Gore would have heard all of the arguments in support of segregation. His father was his mentor – what close father-son relationship can you point to, where the father doesn’t share his most deeply held views with his son.
There’s a reason my son is in large part the man he is today. It’s because I was his mentor and that is a function I will serve in some capacity, however minimally, until I leave this earth.
At the same time I have been mentor, I have also encouraged my son to be his own man. It’s a fine line that responsible fathers straddle as they r
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here