Times have significantly changed for the better since Eastwood was growing up, and it’s best to keep up with racial equity rather than dwell on how it used to be when black people were severely discriminated against in every aspect.
Clint Eastwood’s recent statements in defense of Trump and his racist comments didn’t come as much of a surprise to those who remember his rambling at the Republican National Convention in 2012 or have seen some of his films.
In an interview with Esquire, Eastwood spoke of his political beliefs and denounced those that believe in “political correctness” and citizens that make a fuss over the racist things Donald Trump has said.
One of his infamous statements that made rounds on social media was this:
“Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”
To be clear, Clint Eastwood was born in 1930. It wasn’t until he was 34 years old that the Civil Rights Act was passed, which means there was quite a lot that was not popularly considered racist for much of his upbringing.
Taking note of this fact, Sarah McBride, LGBT activist and political figure, took to Twitter to point out things that were not called racist when Clint Eastwood was growing up nearly a century ago.
Credit: Sarah McBride
Here’s the list that she and others came up with:
Many have criticized “political correctness” because it tends to inhibit the speech of conservative people, but they’re upset because being politically correct means not using racial or sexist slurs, something which conservatives ironically take offense to.
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