Ever since Paris Dennard was exposed for allegedly sexually harassing women at Arizona State University, he has been praising Trump as much as possible. Now he is babbling about how great the Black unemployment rate is when it is still nearly double the national average.
Dennard wrote on Twitter, “Unemployment rate DECREASES to 3.6% Black unemployment DECREASES to 6.8% #TrumpEconomy is working for all!”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which released April’s jobs report Friday morning, Black unemployment decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month — 6.8 percent down from 6.9 percent. The national average unemployment rate for April was 3.6 percent. For white people, the rate was 3.1 percent.
African-Americans having double unemployment is clearly not “working for all.” Furthermore, where was this praise for Obama? He actually did the work to save our economy. In case you forgot, after inheriting a horrific economy, the Black unemployment rate for African Americans peaked at 16.8 percent in March 2010 and then fell to 7.8 percent by January 2017, Obama’s last month in office. Trump is still benefiting from the economy bequeathed to him.
In addition, as Vox reported in June, “The BLS figures usually focus on those who are not employed but are looking for work, a number that does not include those who have stopped seeking employment. Unemployment numbers also fail to count incarcerated people, and it is likely that black unemployment in particular would be much higher if they were included”
But why does Dennard care? Just recently, he said he didn’t want to be identified as Black. Dennard was tweeting with another trash box who wrote, “Don’t address me as black or African American. I am not black (I’m actually brown) and I have never been to Africa. Call me AMERICAN!!! If you want to identify my ancestry, call me an AMERICAN of African descent.” Now it’s pretty funny considering he called himself Black on Twitter before, see below:
This is the type of language Dennard loves so, of course, he tweeted, “Furthermore, how could we be from an entire continent?!”
The fired CNN employee was dragged pretty hard in his comments with one user writing, “But you’re going to call yourself American which can refer to 2 continents. Gurl…”
And this gem: “Most blacks have never claimed you as African American paris, but trump has…”
Well, we agree with Dennard: He should not be called Black or African American. All skin folk ain’t kinfolk and Dennard isn’t anybody’s kin.
While we have your attention, let us remind you, back in August, it was reported that Dennard got the pink slip from Arizona State University. According to the Post, in one incident he told a recent graduate he wanted to have sex with her and “pretended to unzip his pants in her presence, tried to get her to sit on his lap, and made masturbatory gestures.” In a report from 2014, Dennard didn’t deny the accusation but said it was just a joke — sounds like he was defending deplorable behavior even before Trump.
Another woman in the report said Dennard touched her “neck with his tongue” and “came up behind EMPLOYEE 1 during another [McCain Institute] event and whispered in her ear that he wanted to ‘f—’ her.” The report claims he admitted to this inappropriate behavior.
Dennard was placed on administrative leave in the fall of 2014 and was “involuntarily separated” from the university in early 2015.
That got Dennard fired from CNN and he has been begging for attention since.