Sometimes I wish white people could be Black.I am White, and I have experienced all those things, and much worse. If Blacks have only experienced those, then they have it easy.
Not forever, mind you. Maybe for just a few weeks like John Howard Griffin, the author of “Black Like Me,” who darkened his skin and traveled the South in 1959. Sometimes, I wish white people could have that experience.
Not so they could feel the sickly apprehension that can accompany a simple traffic stop.
Not so they could feel the indignation of being asked to account for yourself just walking down the street.
Not so they could feel what it’s like when your bank loan is denied, your home appraises for less, your doctor doesn’t take your pain seriously, you don’t get the job, your preschooler gets suspended, the shopkeeper follows you around, you can’t hail a taxi or you wind up in handcuffs, because of the melanin in your skin.
No, I wish white people could be Black so they could know how it feels to deal with all of that — and then hear white people complain how hard they have it.
And I have Pitts giving me the indignity of lower-case white, while his race is upper-case Black. Obviously he has a hatred or disrespect for Whites.
The reference is to a recent political ad. You likely haven’t seen it if you’re not in Georgia, ...I found the Politifact page, and the America First Legal site. Politifact says that the ad is completely correct, except that:
“When did racism against white people become OK?” asks the announcer. ...
We lack space to detail those claims, but it won’t surprise you that they’ve been debunked by Factcheck.org, Politifact and The Washington Post. ...
Yes, the spot is obviously a direct descendant of the notoriously racist Willie Horton ad of 1988. But our attention today is on how it tries to neutralize the language of liberal protest by co-opting it, i.e., re-framing “racism” as something suffered by white folks. It’s a rhetorical trick the white right has used for years.
Our rulingThe ad did not say that any particular race would be prioritized; just nonwhites. Politifact says that the Wash. Post pointed out that White lesbians might also be prioritized, so it is not just nonwhites. I might add that it is mprobably not just citizens either, as illegal aliens would probably be prioritized over White males.
America First Legal claimed in an ad that Harris said "disaster aid should go to nonwhite citizens first."
The ad takes Harris’ comments out of context. She did not say any particular race would be prioritized in disaster relief efforts.
We rate the claim False.
Pitts goes on the complain about George Floyd and others. Floyd was a junkie and pettty criminal who died of a fentanyl while waiting for a police-called ambulance. Horton was a much worse criminal.
You would expect a whining Black columnist to give an example of Blacks suffering an injustice. No, he just makes excuses for Black criminals, and seeks to punish innocent Whites.
Update: Here is a video on the latest interracial crime data. Blacks attack Whites at about 35 times the rate of Whites attacking Blacks. Blacks are oppressing Whites, not the other way around.