We missed this when it unfolded back in July, but it’s a story that should be heard because it unmasks the inherent racism on the left and the danger it poses to America today. After the horrific shootings of several police officers in Dallas, Texas President Obama rightly called the attack a “hate crime.”
(Sidebar: I happen to believe that “hate crimes” should not be a thing. Crime is crime and the thought process behind the crime shouldn’t affect the “value” of that crime. All hate crime legislation is inherently bad as it amounts to making certain thoughts “criminal.” Anyway… back to the story…)
President Obama’s characterization bothered some liberals, like Ebony magazine’s editor Jamilah Lemieux, who argued that the President was probably wrong to call the attack a “hate crime.”
“I have to say, I would not describe ‘hate crime’ as the most comfortable word choice, considering these circumstances. There’s so much that we do not know about what took place, what motivated this person. We only have the one account of law enforcement… when we use a phrase like ‘hate crime,’ we’re typically referring to crimes against people of color, people of various religious groups, LGBT people, people who have been historically attacked, abused or disenfranchised on the basis of their identity. To now extend that to the majority group and a group of people that have a history with African-Americans that has been abusive– and we can apply that to either police officers or to Caucasians– I think gets into very tricky territory.”
Did you get that? She kind of sneaks it in near the end of her little screed… but basically, there can be no such thing as a hate crime perpetrated against police officers or white people. Why? Because… it’s “tricky.”
The former FBI agent who appeared opposite Ms. Lemieux, Steve Moore, then cut to the heart of the matter in his response to her.
“You can’t just say that only certain groups are allowed to be hated, only certain groups can have crimes designated as hate crimes against them. That’s racism.”
Exactly, Mr. Moore, but I think you’ll find that the mass of liberals don’t care about that kind of racism. To them, racism is only wrong when perpetrated by the majority against a minority. When flipped, liberals believe that racism can be a perfectly acceptable practice.