Watching Joy-Ann Reid on MSNBC yesterday, I listened to the black anchor try to thread the needle on the Dallas police massacre. She decried violence against the police but intimated that the cops brought it upon themselves by creating an atmosphere of racial prejudice and fear.
Looking for racism? Micah X. Johnson was a racist. “The suspect said he was upset with white people and wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed at a press conference.
What other evidence do you need? ‘Cause there’s more. Mr. Johnson was “radicalized” by racist hate groups, in the same exact way that home-grown Islamic terrorists were radicalized. Surely steps should be taken to combat this anti-white racist hate. But we’re not hearing a lot about that, are we?
Meanwhile, Conservative commentators have tried to affix at least partial blame for Mr. Johnson’s heinous crimes on the anti-cop, racially charged rhetoric coming from Black Lives Matter and individuals tolerating if not supporting their anti-white-cop animus (including Hillary Clinton). Lest we forget, this . . .
Progressives who attempt to “understand” Mr. Johnson’s racism are excusing if not condoning it. Period. Be that as it is, what I want to know: why aren’t the mass media and politicians portraying Mr. Johnson’s murder spree as a “hate crime.”
While we’re at it, why aren’t they highlighting the fact that Mr. Johnson was a racially-motivated terrorist? If Mr. Johnson had been a white supremacist murdering African-American police — or anyone other person or color — we’d be hearing an entirely different message.
What’s up with this double-standard?