The only good thing to come out of the Dallas reign of terror is that media crackpots are showing their true colors.
Case in point: Jamilah Lemieux. She’s the editor of Ebony, a magazine that was once relevant when magazines were relevant.
She’s also a talking head on cable news.
Oh, yeah. She also thinks that country music makes people want to kill Muslims.
Last night, she appeared on CNN and contributed to racial harmony by saying that maybe white people can’t be victims of hate crimes.
Speaking specifically about Dallas, she said: “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.”
Yeah. I’m sure we’ll never understand the motivations of a guy who shot a bunch of white cops in the current political climate. Especially since that jackass said he wanted to kill white cops because they’re 1) white and 2) cops.
Gee, what could possibly have motivated him to do that?
But Lemieux wasn’t done acting like an imbecile.
“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,” she said. “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.”
So there you have it. It’s “tricky” to apply the phrase “hate crime” to the Dallas victims because they were 1) white and 2) cops.
Because the white patriarchy and slavery and Jim Crow and reasons.
Lemieux thinks only “people who have been historically attacked, abused or disenfranchised on the basis of their identity” can be victims of hate crimes.
In other words: voting Democrats.