“Only today, it [Critical Race Theory] is an industry, taught to hundreds of thousands of students in hundreds of school districts across the country.” Colin Flaherty
“As you can see, critical race theorists are easy to find. AP loves to interview them. And hire them.” Ibid
“But when it comes to white on black crime, the solons at AP have trouble ginning up anything.” Ibid
There are a million stories in the big city. With a million ways to tell each one.
So when the University of Chicago told reporters that a new poll shows that 62 percent of young black people are more afraid of violence from “white extremists” than from ISIS, the world’s largest news organization had a choice:
1) It could produce a story scorning such a transparently false idea. Maybe even remind their readers that white people are 25-50 times more likely to be the victim of black violence than vice versa. Though many already know that from personal experience. Or,
2) It could perpetuate the greatest hoax of our generation: The myth of black victimization — that black people are relentless victims of relentless white racism all the time, everywhere, that explains everything. Especially why cops are always picking on black people for no reason what so ever.
Don’t laugh: it’s called “Critical Race Theory”. Only today, it is an industry, taught to hundreds of thousands of students in hundreds of school districts across the country. Including virtually every university.
The Associated Press chose door number Two. “Poll: Young Blacks Fear White Extremist Violence More than Violence from Foreign Extremists,” said the headlines in papers around the country, including afro.com:
Sixty-two percent of young African-Americans and 55 percent of Hispanics surveyed said they were very concerned about the threat of violence committed by White extremists, compared to one-third of Whites and 41 percent of Asian-Americans.
GenForward is a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The poll is designed to pay special attention to the voices of young adults of color, highlighting how race and ethnicity shape the opinions of a new generation.
Gregg Higgins, 27, was one of the Whites who said he was very worried about violence by extremists in his own race. In fact, he said he was more concerned about “the homegrown White extremists” than the threat of violence from people outside the United States or people inspired by foreign extremists.
A social worker in Pittsburgh, Higgins said the growing political tension during the current election cycle has “shown a really ugly part of our past coming through and being more heard.”
He described it as “White males who are angry and who aren’t now afraid to show that anger.”
“That fear of loss of control and loss of privilege is what’s inspiring this vitriol and this hate,” Higgins said.
As you can see, critical race theorists are easy to find. AP loves to interview them. And hire them. Here’s a story from 2012: “AP poll: U.S. majority have prejudice against blacks.”
AP never really tells us how they know if someone is racist — other than: “When measured by an implicit racial attitudes test, the number of Americans with anti-black sentiments jumped to 56%, up from 49%.”
Ah the test: No one takes a test and says they hate a person because of their race. So the shrinks found another way to uncover our darkest secrets — which we covered at length in that scintillating best seller, Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry.
Some tests are as short as six questions: If you do not like affirmative action, racial quotas, black criminality that is wildly out of proportion, and things like that, then guess what, you just failed.
Despite the AP’s explanation of rampant white racism that is everywhere and explains everything all the time, it is very difficult to find it. That is why Hillary and Barack have taken to talking about unconscious and subconscious racism.
Which Hillary, of course, wards off with some special hot sauce in her purse and some black friends to help her with her black musical choices.
The National Association of Black Journalists loves that.
But one thing the AP and this poll ignore is the level of black on white criminality that is wildly out of proportion — and you do not have to take some silly test to find it.
Could it be this relentless violence is indicative of black on white racial hostility? Could it be that white people have way more reason to worry about black crime that black people do to worry about white violence?
That’s a question you’ll never get answered reading the AP wire. But let’s look anyway. Within the last few days:
In Birmingham, Alabama, Tommy Shaw — a retired businessman who spent his spare time driving his RV around his state for Donald Trump — was in his home office when a black person came in and beat him to death.
In Augusta, Georgia, a group of black people beat and robbed an 87-year old great grandmother. They left her with broken bones in her hands and face. Then they returned and set her on fire. She’s still alive, if you want to call it that.
In Staten Island, a white newcomer to the area met with an old-time black gangster. The white newcomer is dead, and a black man with a long record of violence is under arrest.
In Amity Township, Pennsylvania, Michael Shields saw a black man trying to beat the owner of a motorcycle during a robbery. Shields came to help and he was murdered. Now police are looking for another black on white killer.
Black on white, black on gay, black on young, black on old, black on man, black on woman, black on Asian, black on Hispanic, black on recent immigrant, and on and on and on.
Black mob violence, black mob car thievery from dealerships.
Thousands of examples. Easy to find. But when it comes to white on black crime, the solons at AP have trouble ginning up anything except the racial fantasies of an amateur Critical Race Theorist and some silly test.
And did I mention the Black Lives Matter leader who was just arrested for choking his pregnant girlfriend in Memphis? Or the black man who beat the white Trump supporter in New Jersey; or the hundreds of black people who rampaged through downtown Pittsburgh; or the many other examples of black violence that surpasses even ISIS for brutality and terror?
Never mind. Not in the AP style book.