Not under every bed, Jason
Just on the radio
Jason Lewis published another commentary in the I’m not a racist, but . . . genre in the print edition of the Strib on September 14, 2013. Here’s how JLew winds up:
[ ] Acknowledging that a “gangsta culture” is responsible for greater self-inflicted wounds among young African-American males than the remnants of racial bias is especially problematic for those whose careers are built upon finding a racist under every bed.
Just as you should think, kids, that the poisonous JLew speaks for all white people. (Not really, of course.) JLew is the person who wrote the great paean to civil rights, Power Divided is Power Checked: The Argument for States’ Rights, so you know right there where he stands on any number of issues.
JLew’s career is built, inter alia, on finding an, um, young African American male in every woodpile, and inciting all of the white grievance and resentment that he can. And you have to give him credit: he’s a dim star in a minor radio planetary system. But he apparently couldn’t make it in the conservative big time in North Carolina.
The gravaman of JLew’s commentary is, Well, you think the murder (he didn’t say murder, of course) of Travon Martin was bad, what about this? And he lists crimes against white people by young black males. Never mind that most crimes committed by young black men are against other black people, or that African Americans are victims of hate crimes far more often than whites.
JLew is a lot like KKer; he dutifully picks up his talking points for dissemination to the hoiller poilloier. For example:
This isn’t a particularly new phenomenon [black on white crime hysteria], but it’s intensified noticeably in the past year for at least two reasons. Conservatives, particularly white conservatives, feel a burning urgency to find a racial counterweight to the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s shooting (including President Obama’s public comments about the incident), a logical response to the argument that things like background checks and an assault weapons ban are appropriate ways to reduce the likelihood of another Sandy Hook-style massacre, and anecdotal justifications for indiscriminate policing of dangerous neighborhoods.
JLew has a “burning urgency” all right.
And the “remnants of racial bias” that JLew speaks of? They are known, among others, as Texas and North Carolina, which as soon as the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Holder, began to implement plans to suppress minority voting.
You see, just like JLew, Chief Justice John Roberts thinks we live in post-racial America.
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