What about our important voices?
How is it that the C of CC, the Confederate flag, the pro-White community and Southern heritage in general was collectively blamed for Dylann Roof’s actions in Charleston, but the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t to blame for Micah X.’s actions in Dallas?
I made the same point a year ago when I pointed out how the Black Lives Matter movement wasn’t blamed for Ismaaiyl Brinsley putting “pigs in a blanket” in New York City. Personally, I don’t give a damn about stuff like banning the Black Power flag, but if you are going to ban the Confederate flag and hold us collectively responsible for the actions of lone disturbed individuals you have to stay consistent.
“Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday encouraged protesters not to allow the “heinous violence” that occurred in Dallas to silence their “important” voices.
Five police officers died and seven more were wounded in an ambush during a peaceful rally in Dallas on Thursday to protest the deaths of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota who were shot dead by police this week. Two civilians were also injured Thursday.
Lynch stressed that she is “deeply grateful” to law enforcement’s commitment to difficult and dangerous work to keep America safe but vowed that the Justice Department would do all it can to help. And she urged peaceful protesters not to give up.
“I want you to know that your voice is important,” Lynch said Friday during a news conference at the Justice Department. “Do not be discouraged by those who would use your lawful actions as cover for their heinous violence. We will continue to safeguard your constitutional rights and to work with you in the difficult mission of building a better nation and a brighter future.” …”
Again, I don’t remember Lorreta Lynch or Obama saying that our “important voices” shouldn’t be silenced because we tell the truth about black-on-white crime, or that we shouldn’t be blamed for Roof’s actions in Charleston. Interesting how this “hate” stuff works when the victims are White police officers.