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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

 

"I don’t think being a media whore on matters of race should be a profession"

Brian Anderson on Jesse Jackson:
Jesse Jackson knows racism. It’s his job. He’s so good at spotting it that he can find it where others would not. The one knock on him is not that he sees things in black and white but rather just in black. The champion of racial injustice has taken considerable flak for ignoring the horrible hate crime in Detroit where white motorist Steven Utash was beaten nearly to death a group of black thugs.

Where the races reversed in this case, Jackson surely would have condemned the attackers, but for two weeks now, he has been silent. Social media and the blogosphere have lit up calling Jackson a hypocrite. After all, a hate crime is no less abhorrent if the victim happens to be white. With his credibility on the line, Jackson finally broke his silence this week, saying in a phone interview:


It was an act of meanness and evil that must be handled. What they did was wrong. I know it was morally wrong. There’s ignorance based in knowledge. That’s why you have to pull the walls down and live together. Our climate is so racially charged… It’s a product of the sickness of culture.


Not only can’t he bring himself to call this a hate crime, he excuses the attackers from any culpability. You see, it’s not their fault they beat an innocent man into a coma because will live in a sick racist society. What an asshole.

And what’s with that line: there’s ignorance based in knowledge? What the hell does that mean?
Read the whole thing.

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