After conservative radio host Larry Elder announced his candidacy for California governor, left-leaning journalists began slamming him for “downplaying racism in America” — and daring to hold conservative views as an African-American.
The “Sage From South Central” told The Daily Wire on Thursday that his decision to run for governor is driven by California’s dysfunction and Gavin Newsom’s incompetence: “The state is practically ungovernable with Democrats enjoying supermajorities in the Senate and the Assembly, plus a left-wing clueless governor totally beholden to the teachers union that opposes choice in school.”
His candidacy will emphasize “rising crime, rising homelessness, declining quality of urban education and the governor’s anti-science coronavirus mandates that were the most severe in the country.” However, journalists and opinion columnists most emphasized Elder’s purported misreading of American race relations.
Dustin Gardiner of the San Francisco Chronicle painted Elder’s views on race as scandalous:
His beliefs on race are likely to draw gasps from some voters. Elder contends racism isn’t a major