The Los Angeles Times published an article Friday, accusing California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder of being the "black face of white supremacy."
Columnist Erika D. Smith wrote the bizarre piece on the Republican radio host, noting, "Like a lot of Black people, though, I've learned that it's often best just to ignore people like Elder." She then opines that Elder is too big of a threat to ignore and that should he become California's next governor, life would become very difficult for black people.
"But with polls showing that nearly half of likely voters support recalling Newsom and that Elder is in the lead to replace him, ignoring the self-proclaimed Sage from South-Central is no longer a viable strategy. Particularly for Black people," Smith said.
Millions of Californians have petitioned for Newsom to face a recall, and it may result in his expulsion and Elder's election to the executive seat. Although dozens of candidates are on the ballot, Larry Elder appears to be the most serious rival to Newsom and his agenda for the state. Elder says this is why Newsom and his allies in the media are now attacking him. "Gavin Newsom is scared to death," Elder said in an interview with Candice Owens.
In reaction to the LA Times piece, Elder said, "In today's LA Times. You've got to be real scared and desperate to play the race card against the brother from South Central."
Smith continues to write how Elder is smug and a danger to various Democrat-backed programs in California, such as Critical Race Theory. "Elder mocks critical race theory, though I'm not sure he understands what it actually is. That doesn't bode well for ethnic studies in California," Smith writes. "If elected, the task force studying reparations for Black Californians would be toast. As would yet-unsigned-bills to allow police officers to be decertified for misconduct and to support community-based alternatives to 911."
In a recent interview with The Post Millennial editor and KVI Radio Host Ari Hoffman, Elder stated, "I'm not doing this to be liked. People tell me the reason why Arnold Schwarzenegger failed as a Governor and went left is that he was used to being loved. He was used to people having adulation for him; he's the Terminator!" Elder told Hoffman.
"I'm used to people calling me an Uncle Tom and a Sellout, so I'm going to make some changes. I'm not going there [Governor's position] to make friends, so bring it. Hold my beer!" Elder concluded.
The California recall and gubernatorial race are set to take place on September 14, 2021.