California Democrats Brand John Wayne ‘Racist,’ Reject Marking Day in His Honor, by Rod Kackley. California Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R) initiated legislation meant to honor actor John Wayne to highlight Wayne’s service to “the American values of integrity, perseverance, and self-reliance.”
It was defeated, and Wayne called “racist,” in a Democrat-dominated assembly.
“In my book, opposing this resolution is like opposing white supremacy, the KKK, segregation, slavery, lynchings and Ronald Reagan,” Johnson wrote. “Would love to send you back in time, let’s say 1920, as a black man and let you experience what it feels to be treated as a 2nd class citizen. Bet you would change your tune about your beloved Duke.”
“He (John Wayne) had disturbing views towards race, ” [said Luis Alejo, Democrat].
Alejo also pointed to a 1971 Playboy interview in which Wayne was quoted as saying, “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.”