Watch: TikTok hero tells other white people to beat chests and blame themselves for Tyre Nichols' death
Fear not, fellow white plebeians. Another white woman on TikTok is here to instruct us on how to accept our inherent white supremacy and guilt. What would we do without these brave, middle-aged social justice heroes?
Er, actually, this person's Instagram bio says #trans and #queer, so I will henceforward refer to them as a "person" to avoid the pronoun police.
The beautiful and brave person is named Arwyn Carpenter, and they courageously took to TikTok to explain how white people are responsible for the death of Tyre Nichols. Carpenter said, "I got a message today for some white people [...] We need to rub our chests, we find our heartbeat, and say we did this. White supremacy did this. I'm talking about Tyre Nichols. Police didn't do this."
\u201cWhite lady on TikTok tells us how white supremacy is to blame for Tyre Nichols\u2019 death. \ud83e\udd21 \ud83c\udf0e \n#TyreNichols\u201d— Alex Rosen (@Alex Rosen) 1674979021
Carpenter is referring to 29-year-old Tyre Nichols who died after being beaten by 5 Memphis Police officers. Oh, and all the police officers were black. Small detail.
There's this new weird argument coming from the left that even if the police officers at the center of police brutality aren't white, it's still white people's fault. Somehow. Because two plus two equals five and freedom is slavery.
The idea seems to be that policing is inherently "white," so no matter the race of the officers, any bad thing they do is automatically the fault of white people.
CNN's Van Jones made a similar argument in an op-ed titled, "The police who killed Tyre Nichols were Black. But they still might have been driven by racism."
\u201cVan Jones slammed for op-ed claiming cops who 'killed' Tyre Nichols could've been 'driven by racism' https://t.co/rlHCUWMoBn\u201d— Daily Mail US (@Daily Mail US) 1674886933
Jones claimed the race of the victim is "the most relevant" in determining whether racial bias is a motive, not the race of the cop. He suggested a white person could not be a victim of police brutality, writing, "it’s hard to imagine five cops of any color beating a White person to death under similar circumstances."
This all seems like a fool-proof way to always blame your enemies, and an even better way to start a race war. Oh, and completely distract from the victim at the center of the story, Tyre Nichols. But our media overlords would never use a tragic story to push a narrative...