Liberal Pundit Doesn’t Think Violence Against Whites Should Be Called A “Hate Crime”


We missed this when it unfolded back in July, but it’s a story that should be heard because it unmasks the inherent racism on the left and the danger it poses to America today. After the horrific shootings of several police officers in Dallas, Texas President Obama rightly called the attack a “hate crime.”

(Sidebar: I happen to believe that “hate crimes” should not be a thing. Crime is crime and the thought process behind the crime shouldn’t affect the “value” of that crime. All hate crime legislation is inherently bad as it amounts to making certain thoughts “criminal.” Anyway… back to the story…)

President Obama’s characterization bothered some liberals, like Ebony magazine’s editor Jamilah Lemieux, who argued that the President was probably wrong to call the attack a “hate crime.”

I have to say, I would not describe ‘hate crime’ as the most comfortable word choice, considering these circumstances. There’s so much that we do not know about what took place, what motivated this person. We only have the one account of law enforcement… when we use a phrase like ‘hate crime,’ we’re typically referring to crimes against people of color, people of various religious groups, LGBT people, people who have been historically attacked, abused or disenfranchised on the basis of their identity. To now extend that to the majority group and a group of people that have a history with African-Americans that has been abusive– and we can apply that to either police officers or to Caucasians– I think gets into very tricky territory.”

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