Dear Afro Editor,
Another Black sheriff has been exposed as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The latest is Clay County, Florida Sheriff Darryl Daniels. Like the mind Daniels, Clay County’s population is 75 percent White.
Sheriff Daniels warned Black Lives Matter protesters to stay out of Clay County. In a recent video, Daniels warned protesters he will “make special deputies of every lawful gun owner” which means white gun owners. A Black sheriff signaling white gun owners it’s open season on Black protesters.
Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels addresses the audience from the stage as the MC at a Ron DeSantis Jacksonville rally Oct. 25, 2018. Daniels said in a three-minute video released Wednesday, July 1, 2020 that he will deputize every gun owner in his county to put down any violent protests his deputies can’t handle alone. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
In his book, Black Labor, White Wealth, Dr. Claud Anderson warned, “Black conservatives represent a potential danger to their race because of their alignment with white conservatives, who have always been anti-black. Their behavior provides a public cover for anti-black attitudes and activities and makes them appear as nothing more than a racist in black face minstrel makeup.”
Conservative Black sheriffs are racists hidden in plain sight.