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Black GOP Candidate Austin Chenge Awarded Donkey Of The Day For Wanting To Cancel Black History Month Saying ‘It’s Offensive, Unfair’

Black GOP Candidate Austin Chenge Awarded Donkey Of The Day For Wanting To Cancel Black History Month Saying 'It's Offensive, Unfair'

Austin Chenge, a Black man who’s running for governor in Michigan, wants to cancel Black History Month.

If elected, Austin Chenge wants to cancel Black History Month in Michigan.

Chenge, a Black man who’s running for governor in Michigan, took to Instagram on Tuesday to declare that he “will cancel #BlackHistoryMonth in #Michigan.”

“It’s offensive, unfair, maybe illegal… Americans from all backgrounds deserve a revered history. I’ll declare American History Month,” the post continued.

Since sharing the post on Instagram, Chenge has received criticism and support for wanting to cancel Black History Month.

A Black army veteran and businessman — and a graduate of the School of Law at the University of Birmingham England, according to his website — Chenge will be going up against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. He’s the governor’s first Republican challenger. Chenge first announced his run back in October. Back in January, he practically defended the actions of the Capitol rioters, saying: “Some of them were overcome by passion, more passion than others and may have acted in a way that they didn’t intend to when they went there.” The statement followed in line with a tweet he shared a day after the attack, where he wrote the following:

Yesterday, I saw Americans doing everything necessary to ensure their God-given freedoms, their rights and their #American way of life, some were overwhelmed by more passion than others, but all for the love of their country.”

Michigan’s next gubernatorial election is in 2022, when Whitmer is expected to run for reelection.

[via Okayplayer]

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