Get a load of this from Slate writer Reihan Salam
What, then, is a useful way to think about what white privilege means and how it works? In my view, the key to understanding white privilege is in this question: How can you benefit from racial inequality without being a racist? It’s true, and important to understand, that white people often have the privilege of getting the benefit of the doubt from law enforcement. Or to put it in another, starker way: White people are less likely to be killed by police officers.
Well, actually that is not true
But a scientific study from Washington State University-Spokane suggests just the opposite. In truth, according to findings from the research team’s innovative experiments:
• Officers were less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects than they were unarmed whites — 25 times less likely, in fact
• And officers hesitated significantly longer before shooting armed suspects who were black, compared to armed subjects who were white or Hispanic
“In sum,” writes Dr. Lois James, a research assistant professor with the university’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology who headed the study, “this research found that participants displayed significant bias favoring Black suspects” in their shooting decisions.
Note the report speaks of erroneous shootings, in other words unjustified shootings. But, Slate writers are above such trivial facts I suppose
Brazile, who is championed by the Left illustrates the intellectual void of the Left, because to her, the Cuba embargo is JUST LIKE that Berlin Wall
I think we have our newest Marxist Moron award winner folks, and Fox News resident idiot Shepard Smith is not far behind. He thinks Capitalism would like, ruin the communist paradise of Cuba or something
Actual quote about an honest to goodness police state, no apparent irony intended: “The last thing they need is a Taco Bell and a Lowe’s.”
Yeah, sure, police state, Taco Bell….. pretty much the same thing there Shep
Anti-Christian zealots from Madison, Wisconsin attempted to impose their moonbattery on a small town in Florida, only to step on a rake:
When the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) went after a city council in Jay, Fla., for displaying a nativity set on public property, the atheist group might have won a battle, but seems to have lost the war.
The FFRF, known for protesting any and all religious displays in public places, sent a complaint letter recently to local officials in the 526-person city of Jay, arguing against the life-sized nativity that had been set up on the site every Christmas for nearly 40 years, the group said in a press release.
Congrats, liberal fascists. You forced the town to sell the nativity set as surplus property to the Santa Rosa County Ministerial Association. But wait:
[A]fter the ministerial association purchased the nativity, they then placed the huge Christian display on private property near one of the busiest parts of the small town, reports the American Pastors Network.
“It now stands at a busy corner at the town’s main stop light—ironic, say nativity supporters, because many more people will see it there,” the APN said in a news release, adding that the more prominent display shows the citizens of Jay “have no intention of removing the real meaning of Christmas from public display.”
The conservative twittersphere blew up when Michelle Obama gave an account of the racism she faced when shopping at Target and a shorter woman asked her for help reaching something on a top shelf. From the interview with People Magazine:
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
But, back in 2012 in an interview with David Letterman, she talked about the incident and didn’t ascribe any racism to the interaction:
At another point, Letterman held up a photo of Mrs. Obama shopping at Target in low-key garb.
“That’s my Target run. I went to Target,” she said. “I thought I was undercover. I have to tell you something about this trip though. No one knew that was me because a woman actually walked up to me, right? I was in the detergent aisle, and she said — I kid you not — she said, ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something,’ and I thought, ‘Oh, cover’s blown.’ She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not.”
As the audience laughed, she went on, “And the only thing she said — I reached up, ’cause she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down — she said, ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction. I felt so good. … She had no idea who I was. I thought, as soon as she walked up — I was with my assistant, and I said, ‘This is it, it’s over. We’re going to have to leave.’ She just needed the detergent.”
There you go, same story, same Liberal telling it, but with different narratives. See, how convenient, just change your spin on the story to fit the narrative, in this case how RAAAAACIST America is!
To the Left, especially the Cult of Gun Control, it should be a crime to make any gun accessible to any “child”. Yet, there are many examples of minors defending their homes and loved ones with firearms. Stories like this one via Bearing Arms
A 14-year-old North Carolina boy shot and killed one of two drug-craving home invaders who were attempting to break into his grandparents’ home to steal her prescription drugs.
A teen is dead and his brother is charged after breaking into a home in southeast Mecklenburg County near Mint Hill on Tuesday, according to police.
The incident happened at a home in the 8600 block of Rolling Fields Road, off of Whispering Falls Ave. near Fairview Rd.
Police say they found and arrested 22-year-old Carlos Delcid on Tuesday night. His brother, 18-year-old Isai Robert Delcid, was shot by the resident’s grandson, according to police.
“They heard some noises, saw an individual at the back of the residence trying to come into their house,” said Lt. Eric Brady of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.
Brady said when officers first arrived on the scene they found a man, later identified as Isai Delcid, dead at the back of the home.
Police say the brothers were reportedly trying to break into the home when a 14-year-old, who was visiting his grandmother, shot Isai Delcid. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Again, remember that the Left insists that children and gun never mix, yet if they are taught the proper safety and use of firearms…….
The Charlotte Observer notes that the teen’s grandfather had wisely trained him to use firearms in self defense, and left the gun where he and his grandmother could access it for protection after the previous break-ins.
The teen gave these idiotic criminals every chance to flee. When Isai Delcid responded by forcing his way through the window, the teen fired his grandfather’s .380-caliber Glock 42 as Delcid came through the window, and struck him with at least one fatal shot.