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.
Race in America
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.
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.”
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.
Don’t blame the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for what liberalism is doing to America. At best they are has-beens and puppets for the real agitators, the ones with the power to persuade, to divide, and to force the country to follow their dictates.
Alas, Ferguson did not play into the Justice Department’s hands as liberal Washington must have hoped. Attorney General Holder tried to get around his promise that his department would not “arrive at a particular outcome”1 by editorializing about the DOJ’s findings and pushing the civil rights and race relations envelope:
As detailed in our searing report – also released by the Justice Department today – this investigation found a community that was deeply polarized; a community where deep distrust and hostility often characterized interactions between police and area residents.