On Monday, ostensibly in a show of solidarity and support with anti-police protests over the murder of George Floyd, a number of prominent Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took a knee inside the Capitol building for an extended moment of silence.
During the obvious photo-op involving several Democrat leaders, they all donned a colorful African scarf known as a kente, but in doing so they managed to offend quite a few black Americans as well as Africans, according to Fox News.
Several Twitter users noted that the sight of white politicians wearing the ceremonial cloth that is specific to the nation and tribes of Ghana was disrespectful and amounted to cultural appropriation.
Others noted that it was nothing more than ill-informed and misguided “virtue signaling” while still another said the Democrats were treating Africans and black Americans “like we’re children.”
These Democratic leaders may have had good intentions, but the staged photo-op has obviously backfired with the intended audience.
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