Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t know what Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was talking about when he stated that some of the infrastructure in America was built with racist intentions/effects.
When he was asked to give his thoughts on the idea of reparations for the roads that are racist, DeSantis said that he would have to “look into that” but later dismissed the idea as “weird stuff” from Buttigieg.
“I heard some strange stuff from the Pete Buttigieg attempting to make this about social problems and to me a road is a road. So I do not know, I would have to take a look at that,” DeSantis stated, much like a normal human being might say.
The clip of his statements was posted on “The Recount” Twitter page, which was referring to the thought that infrastructure was being used as a racial weapon as “common knowledge.”
"To me, a road's a road."
— Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) calls out "weird stuff" from Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg, who on Monday discussed the common knowledge that some infrastructure has been used to enforce racist policies. pic.twitter.com/PMYZ83o2im
— The Recount (@therecount) November 9, 2021
The national conversation regarding roadways and their racist beginnings started on Monday, when “journalist” April Ryan asked Pete Buttigieg how president Biden’s administration plans to take on the hateful infrastructure and “deconstruct the racism that was constructed into the roadways.”
His reply was what one would come to expect from an administration more worried with keeping the radical wing of their party happy, instead of trying to unite and support everyone in America across the board. That is to say, it pandered to the progressive left.
“As to where we put those dollars to use, you know, I am still surprised that there are people who were surprised when I started pointing out the fact that if a road was constructed for the purpose of splitting up a black and white neighborhood, or if there was an underpass built such that a bus with mostly Puerto Rican and black kids went to a beach, or that would’ve been in New York was constructed too low for it to pass by, that certainly reflects racism that was put into those design decisions,” Buttigieg replied.
“I do not think we have anything at all to lose by exploring that simple reality. And I believe we have everything to gain by affirming it and then fixing it, which is why we would like to get to work on the Reconnecting Communities plan right away,” he added.
It is unclear if Pete Buttigieg has looked at the national debt any time recently.
Twitter’s response to DeSantis’ common sense reply was, of course, mixed:
Mayor Pete made a significant political miscalculation
— Brooklyn Mind (@brklynmind) November 9, 2021
Not just an LA/NLV phenomenon … it's been done in cities across the State and Nation.
Where I grew up, the irony was that the housing segregation red-line was the Lincoln Highway.
— paul g mattiuzzi (@paulgmattiuzzi) November 9, 2021
Propose building a busy highway right next to Ron DeSantis' house and see if "a road is just a road" then.
— Blacker Adam Warlock (@FareedBlackman) November 9, 2021
Gentrification is a fake word made up by communist Ruth Glass to keep black people in ghettos.
— We Must be Actively Anti-Communist (@BrennerBrief) November 9, 2021
SOOOOOOO RIDICULOUS. Roads CANT BE RACIST. It’s so asinine and annoying that the Democratic Party wants to call everuone and everything RACIST. Clearly the true racists are the democrats themselves when they consistently practice Identity politics.
— RepublicHK (@hk_republic) November 10, 2021
Author: Blake Ambrose