Watch Colin Powell: Republicans ‘Demonize People Who Don’t Look Like the Way They’d Like’

Appearing on MSNBC, former Secretary of State Colin Powell ripped the Republican Party for catering to “elements” that are
“intolerant” to minorities and “demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look.”

Speaking with Andrea Mitchell about the need for immigration reform, he stated that reforming our broken system is paramount. “We are an immigrant nation,” Powell said. “People wonder if we’re still the great country that we pretend to be, or we present ourselves to be. The answer is yes.”

Then, he turned his attention on his own party for their unfettered racism and bigotry:

“There are certain elements of the party who go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like or came from some other place,” Powell said. “I think the party has to deal with this.”

He continued, stating that even senior-level Republicans continue to make “statements about women” and “minorities” that make the party look “less tolerant than it should be.”

Kudos to Powell for speaking out and speaking the plain truth about his own party.

Please watch the video below and spread his message of inclusion of social media forums:

Omar Rivero
Omar Rivero is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Occupy Democrats. He studied Industrial Labor and Relations at Cornell University, earned a Masters in European Business from the European School of Management (ESCP-EAP), and is now a political activist.