Ilhan Omar says defunding the police and radically redesigning the prison system isn’t enough. People of color deserve homes and education too. She’s not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. She’s demanding an end to “systems of oppression that exist” in housing, education, health care, and employment. Even, the woman who allegedly married her brother insists, “the air we breathe.” That means strapping tanks on cows.
Homes for all, Omar promises
The time has come, Ilhan Omar insists, to “guarantee homes for all.” She isn’t talking about economically disadvantaged homeless white people. She only cares about the “racial disparities in homeownership,” not the economic ones. Twice as many white families own their own home instead of renting than Black families. The “system of oppression” has to end. Police can’t go around arresting more black criminals than white ones just because there are more of them. It isn’t fair.
As Omar demands, “we can’t stop at criminal justice reform or policing reform. We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, [and] in the air we breathe.” She mentioned she was plugging AOC’s Green New Deal “because we know that environmental racism is real.” It can only be stopped by sequestering cow farts.
She insists that taking all the money away from those nasty racist pigs in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, police department will make the streets safer for people of color, since the police she has now are “rotten to the root.” According to Omar, “A new way forward can’t be put in place if we have a department that is having a crisis of credibility, if we have a department that’s led by a chief who’s suited for racism, if we have a department that hasn’t solved half of the homicides.” The City Council voted to disband the city’s police department last week.
They won’t have any police but Omar believes the social workers can handle the load. “No one is saying that the community is not going to be kept safe. No one is saying crimes will not be investigated. No one is saying that we are not going to have a proper response when community members are in danger.” The social workers will be much more sympathetic to the needs of colorful criminals.