Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) has implored Americans to put aside the "racialization of everyone and everything" and come together out of familial obligations.
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In a Sunday video, the onetime Democratic presidential candidate urged Americans to reject the "racialization of everyone and everything."
"My dear friends, my fellow Americans, please, please let us stop the racialization of everyone and everything," she said. "We are all children of God and are therefore family in the truest sense, no matter our race or ethnicity. This is aloha. And this is what our country and the world need."
Gabbard added that the mainstream "propaganda media" are complicit in spreading division through their reporting and pointed out that politicians aren't off the hook when it comes to responsibility either.
"The mainstream propaganda media and politicians, they want us to constantly focus on our skin color and the skin color of others, because it helps them politically or financially," she added in the video. "Aloha means respect and love for others. It's what enables us to see beyond our skin color and see the soul, the person within."
The former Democratic lawmaker concluded, "So let's do our best to cultivate this aloha in our hearts, and see and treat others through this prism of love, not through the prism of race and ethnicity. Please let us not allow ourselves to be led down this dark and divisive path of racialism and hate."
She tweeted the video on Sunday and captioned it with a plea for "love and respect for others."
Gabbard's video has been viewed more than 639,000 times at the time of this reporting.
Please, let us stop the RACIALIZATION of everyone and everything. We are all children of God, and therefore family… https://t.co/JqX0NNVTuc— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@Tulsi Gabbard 🌺) 1619350620.0