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Carl Higbie, the arch of outmost affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the sovereign government’s proffer services organization, quiescent Thursday after CNN reported that he had made racist, sexist and xenophobic comments. Higbie was an nominee of President Donald Trump.
The 2013 comments reported by CNN were done on-air, sketch the Trump administration’s practice vetting processes into question. Among the jaw-droppingly extremist comments embody some that demonstrate blatant anti-black bigotry.
“Only one (black) person was actually considerate to me,” Higbie pronounced in a 2013 radio coming where he discussed giving divided free firewood. “Every other black person was rude. They wanted me to possibly bucket the wood, totally separate it for them or some arrange of you know assistance in labor. Now, mind you the ad was for free firewood, come take it all you want. And we trust that this translates directly into the enlightenment that is breeding this gratification and the high commission of people on gratification in the black race. It’s a miss of morality.”
Higbie also pronounced that black Americans who don’t have citizenship in an African country can’t be African American: “[Y]ou’re not both. we don’t caring what you think.”
His influence extended good over his views on black people. “I just don’t like Muslim people,” Higbie pronounced in 2013. “You know, we don’t like happy people. we just don’t,” he pronounced the same year.
“Effective immediately, Carl Higbie has quiescent as Chief of External Affairs at CNCS,” Samantha Jo Warfield, a orator for CNCS, pronounced after the comments were reported.
Questions about how Higbie got the pursuit after making horrible remarks in open sojourn unanswered.
Chris Sosa is a handling editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.