She later said she was frightened for her safety during the interaction, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the way she fired back.
Even being swarmed by flies in the middle of a muggy forest, accomplished Univision journalist Ilia Calderón has a flawless complexion, perfect hair, and the bone structure of an angel and a Calvin Klein model combined.
The idea that anyone could sit across from her and call themselves “superior” is laughable.
The fact that an overweight white dude playing dress-up in North Carolina backcountry did just that, is insane.
Chris Barker, the grand wizard of the Loyal White Knights faction of the KKK, invited Calderón to interview him on his property and then told her he would burn her out of the country.
“Look at your eyes and look at my eyes,” Barker says to her at one point. “I’m way more superior than you’ll ever be.”
Univision’s @iliacalderon confronted an Imperial Wizard of the KKK––she’s the first black person to ever step foot on his property.
— Splinter (@splinter_news) August 16, 2017
Barker also called Calderón the n-word and a “mongrel.” She later admitted that she was frightened for her safety during the interaction, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from the way she fired back with sass.
“We have nothing here in America; ya’ll keep flooding it,” Barker said. “But like God says – like Yahweh himself says – we will chase you out of here.”
“You’re going to chase me out of here?” she replied, eyebrows raised.
“No, we’re going to burn you out,” Barker responds.
Este es otro adelanto de mi entrevista con un lider del KKK. Los espero este domingo en Aquí y Ahora a las 10 pm/9c. #EnLaBocaDelLobo
Posted by Ilia Calderon on Thursday, August 17, 2017
“My team told me that I would be insulted, and I knew, but I never imagined the level,” she later told Univision. “At that time I was really felt very afraid for my safety and the safety of my team.”
The interview was conducted before last weekend’s Charlottesville riot, which Barker participated in.
In a different interview conducted later, he said he felt no guilt about a young woman being killed by a white supremacist at the rally.
“When a couple of them die, it doesn’t bother us,” he told WBTV. “They’re always attacking and messing with our rallies.”
What a brave person, to stomach the POS long enough to clarify and amplify their message of murder and intimidation. Bravissima!
— Baroness Grudge (@trump_l_oeil) August 17, 2017
Calderon told Radio Blu that it’s that kind of open hatred and violence that inspired her to set up the interview.
“As part of the editorial meetings we were discussing the incidents of hate that had been presented, and how, from 2016 to here, these people and these groups feel entitled to raise its highest voice – perhaps backed by a President who speaks very weakly about it,” she said.
Obviously, this man should not be taken seriously. He’s a loser wearing shiny robes with five friends in the woods.
There’s something to be said for Tina Fey’s recent suggestion that everyone — media presumably included — ignore the small minority of newly-emboldened radical white supremacists, so as not to validate their hateful message with the attention that they crave.
“Treat these rallies like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads — don’t show up,” Fey said on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. “Let these morons scream into the empty air.”
And with that, we will never write about Chris Barker again.
Next, check out these 20 statues honoring Confederates with dishonorable stories. Then, read about the time Trump’s father was arrested at a KKK rally.