When Maxine Waters puts willful ignorance on display, she doesn’t go halfway.
As a Democratic California congresswoman who now chairs the House Financial Services Committee after 30 years as a federal lawmaker, it might seem Waters would know better than most Americans how much different the country is since the Civil War ended slavery more than 150 years ago.
But that doesn’t stop her from claiming that, when it comes to the nation’s police forces, not much has changed at all for black people since the plantations of the antebellum South.
In an interview Sunday with NY1-TV, Waters was asked “why this country has such difficulty learning from history, and making real changes when it comes to violence and injustice done to black people?”
“I believe that it stems from the history of this country,” Waters said. “It