Two children died on the streets of Chicago while the Congressional Black Caucus celebrated the removal of a historic relic in South Carolina. 1 As reported by the Chicago Tribune,2 Dillan Harris was sitting in his stroller when he was run over by a car escaping a shooting. The other child, seven-year-old Amari Brown, was shot dead.
Race in America
Obama’s angry racial legacy
After years of stirring the racial inequality pot, Obama White House propaganda paid off. America is angry and divided. We got more than we bargained for after politicizing every incident involving law enforcement and people of color to paint an unrealistic, hateful portrait of Race in America.
Race in America after Charlottesville
Anger over Trump’s election win was twisted into an easy excuse to turn America into a nation of slavering white supremacists. The nation is exploding in the wake of a death at a Charlottesville, Virginia white nationalist rally that spiraled out of control after protesters decided that attending the event was a better idea than ignoring it.
A hapless president Trump would be better off had he said nothing at all after the incident. This was a lose-lose for him from the start and an easy segue for white liberal Americans to turn us into racists and carry on the Obama imperative that we justify and pardon the offenses of their sacred cows no matter what they do.
A renewed call to take down confederate monuments is gaining traction as the post-Labor Day 2018 election season approaches. If there was any chance that erasing evidence of slavery would erase America’s racial pain it might be worth a try, but history tells us that all this will do is open the door to more demands because race in America is a political, not a moral issue.
The Race in America category is about how our government responds to racial differences. By focusing on race to pass self-interested policies, have liberal Democrats become America’s biggest race problem?
Thank heavens we have a flag to draw the nation’s ire. A flag can’t be racist, but its symbolism can certainly be construed as offensive. This is a good thing at the moment for anyone who needs to convince themselves that we can make things right by discarding the Confederate flag. When we are finished the country can move forward by continuing to embrace the racist symbols that do the most harm.
There is not much that shocks me, but my jaw bounced off the top of my desk when I read President Obama’s “society’s lottery winners”1 remark made during a discussion on poverty and class segregation. Is he trying to convince us that he is so humble he doesn’t realize he is one of those winners and has helped make segregation worse?
Loretta Lynch parroted the newest Obama administration slogan as she made her case for the Justice Department’s slice of the federal budget. Appearing before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Thursday, she spoke of the ”trust that must exist between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.”1
We’ve been hearing a lot about that particular type of trust.
We weren’t watching the fruits of a Great Society in Baltimore. Citizens behaved like terrorists. Public officials said the wrong things. A city burned, but cities can be rebuilt. Restoring respect is not that easy.
It is a lot harder to change people’s beliefs and instill respect for society when disrespect is encouraged and rewarded. Too many at the top still haven’t learned that throwing money at disaffection makes things worse, not better.