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Jo Rae Perkins on Civil Rights

 

 


Black wealth gap due to welfare rules, not redlining

Perkins has made no secret of her views--some of which are in stark contrast to the purpose of the Albany Human Relations Commission. She's gone on the record claiming the practice of denying Black families mortgages in certain areas of town, known as redlining, is not responsible for the generational wealth gap between Black and white families. Instead, she attributes it to a government effort to remove Black fathers from households as a condition of welfare payments.
Source: Albany Democrat-Herald on 2022 Oregon Senate race , Jan 17, 2021

I do not believe racism is a threat to domestic security

Q: Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

A: I do not believe racism is a threat to domestic security. The term racism is technically incorrect as humans are all members of the same race, the human race. One's ethnicity is irrelevant. It is how a person is raised, what they believe in. Were they taught that capitalism is evil or that America is the great Satan? It is the content of one's character, their heart, that should be judged, not the color of their skin. Respect a person's heritage, their ethnicity, their gender. Judge them on the content of their character and actions.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Oregon Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Strongly anti-gender identity, according to AFA survey.

Perkins opposes the AFA survey question on gender identity

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-3B on Sep 11, 2020

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