Hillary Clings to Myth of Systemic Racism in First Debate
Clinton perpetuates dangerous notion that law enforcement is out to murder innocent black Americans
During Monday night, Hillary Clinton once again highlighted America’s supposed systemic racism problem.
“Race remains a significant challenge in our country,” Clinton said. “Unfortunately, race still determines too much. It often determines where people live, it determines what kind of education in their public schools they can get, and yes it determines how they’re treated in the criminal justice system,” Clinton added. “We’ve just seen those two tragic examples in both Tulsa and Charlotte.
“Adjusted for the homicide rate, whites are 1.7 times more likely than blacks die at the hands of police.”
Clinton and the Democratic Party have fully embraced the Black Lives Matter narrative that innocent, unarmed black Americans — especially young black men — live in ever-present danger of being gunned down by racist police officers.
But Clinton has not just eagerly boarded the dangerous liberal bandwagon of ascribing every police shooting of a black person that makes the news to systemic racism — she is also endorsing the radical leftist notion that all whites are inherently racist.
“I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone not just police,” Clinton said.
After the police shot Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, Clinton chose to further incite division and strife in America by implying Scott’s death was part of a pattern of systemically racist law enforcement. “Keith Lamont Scott. Terence Crutcher. Too many others. This has got to end,” she tweeted.
Of course, she is only once again proving that hers would be Obama’s third term. Time and time again President Obama has behaved in the same manner in the face of similar incidents — rushing to blame racism before the full facts of the case are known.
In 2012, when black teen Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, Obama said that, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
In 2014, petty criminal Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, while in the process of assaulting Wilson and trying to take his gun. Liberals — including the president — seized on the false narrative that Brown was killed while his hands were up, a narrative based on the sole story of Brown’s friend.
Obama helped turn a thug into a martyr. Brown’s death “stains the heart of black children,” Obama claimed. He even sent three White House officials to attend Brown’s funeral — Broderick Johnson, Marlon Marshall, and Heather Foster.
In 2015, when yet another black criminal, Freddie Grey, was killed in police custody in Baltimore, Obama once again implied that America suffers from systemic racism. “There are problems and challenges when it comes to how policing and our laws are applied in certain communities,” he said. Obama was apparently unconcerned with the fact that some of the officers involved were black — as are the city’s police chief and its mayor.
The problem with the narrative pushed by Obama, Clinton, and Black Lives Matter is that it is simply — and demonstrably — false.
The facts are clear. An April 2015 study by Peter Moskos, assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, found that white Americans are significantly more likely to die at the hands of police than blacks.
“If one adjusts for the racial disparity in the homicide rate or the rate at which police are feloniously killed, whites are actually more likely to be killed by police than blacks,” he said.
“Adjusted for the homicide rate, whites are 1.7 times more likely than blacks die at the hands of police,” Moskos said. “Adjusted for the racial disparity at which police are feloniously killed, whites are 1.3 times more likely than blacks to die at the hands of police.”
A 2015 Washington State Study found that officers are three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects — and take far longer to decide whether or not to shoot armed black suspects than armed white ones.
The truth is that black lives are far more in danger from other black lives than they are from white ones. “Blacks commit homicide at eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined,” Heather Mac Donald, author of “The War on Cops,” wrote in the Washington Examiner. “Black males between the ages of 14-17 commit gun homicide at nearly 10 times the rate of white and Hispanic male teens combined,” she continued.
African-Americans make up only 13 percent of the population yet they are responsible for nearly 50 percent of the country’s murders. If one accounts for the fact that most murders are committed by males aged 18-35, it suggests that less than 6 percent of the population is responsible for nearly 50 percent of murders in the U.S.
Indeed, cops are in far more danger from black criminals than innocent black Americans are from cops. “Over the past decade, black males comprised 40 percent of all cop killers, though they are 6 percent of the population,” Mac Donald wrote. “That means that an officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.”
Clearly the facts mean nothing to Clinton, who would rather fan the flames of sedition and racial hatred in the black community for a few votes than challenge a dangerous leftist myth that is fueling the toxic racial division in America.