Talking to reporters a short time later, Walker said the shootings were an act of "racism" and "pure evil" and "all of us regardless of party or background need to denounce not only the act itself but the beliefs" behind it.
More broadly, he said, "I think there is a very real concern that needs to be addressed in America about race relations. And I think we need to do more, I think as Americans as a whole, we need to do more to talk about how to unite people in this country."Fair enough, though I am stealing this line which could be an alternate headline from a commenter on this posting smarter than am I, because Walker really starts out in a deep hole of his own digging when it comes to race and unity:
"What does Gov. "Divide and Conquer" know about uniting people in this country?"And while we're waiting for his opinion on the meaning of the Confederate flag (thus on the power of symbols) and looking forward to some unifying follow-through, Walker could take an easy first-step by reversing an action he took shortly after his swearing-in and restoring this symbol of racial unity pictured on a wintry Milwaukee sidewalk to its original place in the Wisconsin Governor's Mansion, as noted here.
And then stop his stereotyping dog-whistling pitched to ultra-conservative presidential primary and caucus voters.
What does Gov. food stamp-drug-tester know about uniting people in this country?And remember when he said he "gets" the belief that his making it easier for Wisconsin schools to retain Native American logos and nicknames was insensitive, but went ahead and signed a bill to that effect anyway, on erroneous First Amendment grounds?
Gov. calls for racial understanding, approves tribal mascots, logosHow about showing he really gets it by undoing that action, or enabling transit for low-income Wisconsinites, or raising the minimum wage for residents and workers who are disproportionally minority?
Gov. talks good game on race and unity, does nothing about itMore about Walker's full record, here. Actual headline: