It’s rare to see a Black woman in politics rising on the American political stage. But as Kimberly Daniels gains national press for her recent comments, I can’t do anything but cringe.
Daniels, a candidate in the race for a seat on the Jacksonville City Council is being called out by critics who say her views on race, sexuality and religion are offensive. The group, Truth Wins Out, is a liberal group that fights anti-LGBT bias.
Though Daniels, a preacher, has used her ministry to speak openly about her past involving drugs and prostitution, it’s the remarks from one of her sermons that has gotten her under the glare of the political spotlight.
The video below, shows one of Daniel’s recent sermons in which she says phrases like:
“I thank God for slavery. I thank God for the crack house. If it wasn’t for the crack house, God wouldn’t use me the way he is using me.”
“And if it wasn’t for slavery, I might be somewhere in Africa worshiping a tree.”
“You can talk about the Holocaust, but the Jews own everything.”
In an interview with a local Fox30 anchor, Daniels says some of her comments, especially the ones she made about Jews, were edited and taken out of context.
“It was meant to be positive. Because the Bible says God blesses those who blessed Israel.”
Regardless of what may have been edited down, the statements don’t reflect highly on Daniels either. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a great thing to see a strong black woman going down the path to becoming a civil servant. But Daniels’ comments show us ignorance has no color lines.
What do you think of Daniels’ comments? Did she go too fat? Tell us what you think Clutchettes!