Viral footage shows a woman in a gorilla mask trying to egg California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder on Wednesday.
Conservative commentators portrayed the attack on Elder, a black radio host and the leading candidate to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Sept. 14 recall election, as a case of liberal racism.
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— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 8, 2021
Newsmax’s Benny Johnson compared a still image of the incident to a famous 1957 photo of a protest against the integration of Arkansas schools.
Los Angeles Times columnist Erika Smite recently wrote that Elder is the “black face of white supremacy,” saying the South Central native “opposes every single public policy idea that’s supported by Black people to help Black people.’