California nixes John Wayne Day over claims of racism

john-wayne-401251_960_720For liberals, everything is racist, even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and same-day shipping.  We can now add John Wayne to the ever-growing list of things liberals view as racist.

On Thursday, Breitbart.com reported that California lawmakers axed a measure to make May 26, 2016, John Wayne Day, in an effort to mark the day the iconic actor was born.

But comments he made in a 1971 Playboy interview outraged Democrats and the measure was defeated after 20 minutes of debate.

Playboy quoted Wayne as saying:

With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so. But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”

Harsh words, but remember, that was in 1971, not 2016 — 45 years ago — and attitudes were quite different back in those days.  One can only imagine what he would say about Black Lives Matter if he were still alive.

Breitbart added:

Several Republicans say Wayne is remembered worldwide as an American hero. They argued that lawmakers have honored others despite controversies that eventually clouded their legacies.

The measure was defeated 35-20.

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