This one’s really, really worth a watch. There’s a huge disconnect between #BlackLivesMatter, a leftist political organization funded mainly by white liberals, and the sentiment of black lives matter, which should be a topic of discussion whenever we get around to having a legitimate national discussion on race. Still no word on that one yet.
John McWhorter – a Columbia College professor (so we can assume he’s not listening to Rush Limbaugh on his way to the latest “Make America Great Again” rally), talked about it on CNN last night…
There’s the idea that the black community’s biggest problem is the one white cop – and that’s a real problem – but that the one white cop is a bigger problem than the fact that the black guy who was killed by the cop was in much, much more danger of being killed by another black guy from somewhere in the neighborhood. Everyone wants to focus on the white cop only, out of a sense that our job is to fight racism – which it was, in 1965. Today, if we’re talking about what ails the black community…racism is one thing. There is racism in what happens between the black man and the cops. I’m not against #BlackLivesMatter at all. There’s another huge problem with black people killing each other. But, we’ve got this whole punditocracy that are teaching us that it’s a bad thing to even talk about black on black crime.”
He echoed similar statements in The Daily Beast:
Many of us think America does not need to “talk about” racism in the sense that a certain wing of the intelligentsia thinks we should. It’s not that we don’t know racism exists or shouldn’t be fought where it is the obstacle. Rather, we think that racism alone is no longer the only, or often even the main problem black people have.
Give it a watch and a read. If we’re to really have a “national conversation” on whatever, it helps if it’s a conversation and not just one side (leftists) lecturing the other side (everyone else) regarding their political opinion and why you’re an idiot racist for having your opinion.
Something else to note: leftists have a vested interest in the constant vilification of another group in order to remain in existence. Occupy Wall Street had to vilify Wall Street… which eventually led to the vilification of all business owners small and large. #BlackLivesMatter has to do it with white people, cops and the ultimate… white people cops.
If the conversation we’re having with #BlackLivesMatter becomes an honest one, and we’re discussing black-on-black-violence or the recent uptick in attacks on cops, some BLM followers may question the movement. Best sweep the facts under the rug, if one wants to keep the activism healthy… Like the fact one of their founders, Shaun King, is a white guy. Yes, I was even kicked out of a progressive film festival, simply for uttering reality.