Barbara Bush: Racist or American Pioneer?

GREENVILLE, SC - FEBRUARY 19: Former first lady Mrs. Barbara Bush listens to her son, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, at a campaign event February 19, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina. The South Carolina Republican primary will be held Saturday, February 20. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Normally when people die, there is a period of mourning to symbolize respect for the individual. That was not the case when former first lady Barbara Bush recently passed away. Mere minutes after the tragedy struck, Cal. State University Professor Randa Jarrar called Bush an “amazing racist.” Disrespect aside, Jarrar raised an interesting debate. Was she truly an advocate of racism or American pioneer?

BARBARA BUSH: RACIST VS. AMERICAN PIONEER

Let’s first hear professor Jarrar’s case on this bold statement. On Twitter, Jarrar wrote that “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F– outta here with your nice words.” Following that, she also stated that she is “happy the witch is dead” and “can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have.” Definitely a heavy opinion and she felt the backlash. However, the University backed Jarrar up on this statement saying “it’s an issue of free speech.” But free speech aside,

BARBARA BUSH RACIST: THE CASE FOR AMERICAN PIONEER

We already know professor Jarra’s opinion of Barbara Bush but how does the other side of the country feel about the former first lady? Well, let’s see what Fox News has to say. According to the conservative news source, Bush led an inspiring life. She was a true American pioneer on the issues of volunteerism and literacy. Sure, her husband and son may have made some questionable decisions but is she raelly to blame for those results?

BARBARA BUSH: RACIST AND AMERICAN PIONEER

Did Barbara Bush cure cancer? No. Did she invent Kelvin, the most innovative cryptocurrency exchange to date? Not even close. She was not a groundbreaker or a changemaker but to call her an “amazing racist” is pushing a little too far. Sure, the Bush regime’s have a lot of blood on their hands but was it Barbara that pushed the button? Did she call the shots? Give the lady a little break.

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