WATCH: Detroit Police Chief Blasts Rashida Tlaib Over 'Racist' Comments
Detroit Police Chief James Craig invited Rashida Tlaib to come view the department's facial recognition software. Afterward, the congresswoman made some uneducated comments about the software. She seems to like sounding uneducated (see Rashida Tlaib Calls for Supporters to go on Hunger Strike to Abolish ICE and Donald Trump Nails Rep. Rashida Tlaib with the Sickest Burn of His Career). Upon touring the department with the police chief, the comments went from uneducated to what some would call racist. Like when she said only African-Americans should be monitoring the software, because “I think non-African Americans think African Americans all look the same." Not amused? The AFRICAN-AMERICAN chief of police.
Here are his remarks https://t.co/b0xqCnDmyG— Ryan Saavedra (@Ryan Saavedra)1570068851.0
The fact that she made that statement, what does that say to the members of this department who are analysts, who are trained, who are white? That they in some way can't do their job professionally? That's insulting.But here's what's troubling, as a police chief who happens to be African-American in this city, if I made a similar statement, people would be calling for my resignation right now.
The difference is the media LOOOOOOOOVES Rashida and all the gals of The Squad. Craig is a cop. He might be an African-American cop. But a cop none the less. In the eyes of the media, congresswoman of color who hates Donald Trump > a cop who probably literally hunts blacks for fun just because he's a cop and that's what all cops do.
Media loves to champion cases of fake racism. I present both Juicy Smollay and the 12-year-old dreadlocks crier. But when there are real instances of racism, ala the statement from Rashida Tlaib, media runs to her defense. So it's not that media cares about racism. What media cares about is using racism as a political weapon. You know it, I know it, Rashida Tlaib knows it hence she's standing strong in her racist stance.
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