Congressional Black Caucus Dons African Garb To Protest Trump’s SOTU

Amber Randall | Civil Rights Reporter

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) donned traditional African garb for Tuesday night’s State of the Union to protest the president’s alleged comments about African nations.

CBC members wore Kente cloth, an African piece of clothing usually marked by its “dazzling, multicolored patterns of bright colors, geometric shapes and bold designs,” to the State of the Union, according to ABC 7.

“Wearing kente cloth to the #SOTU with my fellow @OfficialCBC Members to stand in solidarity with people from you-know-what countries,” Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott, a CBC member, said in a tweet.

The caucus had been planning ways to protest the State of the Union after President Donald Trump reportedly referred to Africa and Haiti as “shithole countries.”

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