On Facebook, NC's Republican candidate for lieutenant governor lashes out, insults
Black people, Hollywood, women and LGBT people are all targets for first-time candidate Mark Robinson.Posted — Updated
He apologizes for none of this.
“Absolutely," Mark Robinson, a Greensboro man making his first run for public office, said this week. "I’m not ashamed of anything that I post.”
In his posts, Robinson, who is Black, often lashes out at other Black people. In one from 2018, he said "half of black Democrats don't realize they are slaves and don't know who their masters are. The other half don't care."
“I don’t back up from them a bit," Robinson said of his posts. "May hurt some people’s feelings, some things that people may not like, but those are my personal opinions.”
Rep. Yvonne Holley, D-Wake, who is Robinson's opponent in the lieutenant governor's race, was on the show as well.
“How can you sit there and say that stuff?" Holley said Friday during a follow-up telephone interview with WRAL News.
“He denied racism," Holley said Friday. "He denied climate change. He denies police brutality even exists. … How are you going to solve problems if you don’t believe they exist?"
Robinson rose to prominence among North Carolina Republicans following a 2018 speech he gave to the Greensboro City Council on gun rights. He beat eight other candidates, including a former member of Congress, a state senator and the state's current superintendent of schools, in the March primary to win the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor.
Some of Robinson's posts WRAL has declined to republish, either because of the language he used or language in the accompanying comments.
In one post from early 2018, Robinson chastised Black people for celebrating the “Black Panther” movie, saying they “refuse to acknowledge the pure sorry state of their current condition” and instead “get so excited about a fictional ‘hero’ created by an agnostic Jew and put to film by a satanic Marxist.”
The post goes on to say the movie is "trash that was only created to pull the shekels” out of Black people’s pockets, but the post uses a Yiddish slur for Black people.
Another post, also from early 2018, shows actress Halle Berry, singer Mariah Carey and actress/writer/producer Issa Rae in low-cut gowns outside the Golden Globe awards. The caption says: “They’re starting a new movement called ‘dressing in see thru, ultra tight, breast bearing whore dresses to protest sexual harassment.’”
In the comments, some of Robinson's Facebook friends insult the women further.
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