American Psychological Association Addresses Violence Against Whites

The FBI has recently released its crime statistics for the year 2020, and a hearty congratulations is in order for American blacks; their share of homicides has risen to 56.52%!

Steve Sailer writes:

In the FBI’s expanded homicide data, the black share of known murder offenders increased to a new record of 56.52%.

But, the big news is that while the number of known murder offenders (who can therefore be tabulated racially) increased by 17.3 percent, the number of Unknown murder offenders grew 36.0%. Traditionally, murders in black neighborhoods tend to have the lowest clearance rate, what with snitches getting stitches.

So the black share of murder offenders likely went up even more.

As usual, the FBI stats sloppily lump together Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites into a white supercategory that is out of sync with how most government agencies think about race and ethnicity over the last generation. Hence, I just look at black vs. nonblack (white, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, etc)…

If you use the more expansive latter figure for the at least partially racially black population of 14.2%, then the ratio of black (and blackish) known murder offenders to nonblack known murder offenders in 2020 was 8.4 to 1. (If use use the more restrictive black-only figure of 12.4%, you get a black to non-black ratio of 9.8 to 1.)

Incredibly, even the the lower (at least part-black) ratio of 8.4 to one is a little higher than the the per capita male to female known murder offender ratio of 7.5 to 1.

We see that the black-on-white homicide rate is higher than the male-on-female homicide rate…

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the American Psychological Association has addressed this issue:

Resolution On Black Violence Against Whites

Whereas violence against whites is a major cause of reduced quality of life, distress, injury and death for whites and has serious secondary effects for families, communities, and the economy…

Whereas psychologists, as researchers, service providers, and policy advocates, have important roles to play in educating the public and preventing and treating violence against whites;

Whereas levels of assaultive and lethal violence against whites remain high, despite two decades of increased awareness and legislation;

Therefore be it resolved that the American Psychological Association:

  1. Support public policy initiatives in research, prevention and intervention areas, including legal and legislative reform.
  2. Support legislative efforts that seek to redress race-based power imbalances, including legislation on civil rights…
  3. Explore avenues to improve training of psychologists to recognize and treat victims of violence and to conduct research on prevention and intervention with the white victims themselves…
  4. Explore interventions for children and adolescents who have been exposed to racial violence and who are therefore at risk for violent behavior or victimization.
  5. Explore avenues to disseminate materials available on violence against whites including those of the APA Task Force on Black Violence Against Whites to policy makers, professional communities, church and community groups, educational institutions and the general public.
  6. Explore ways to increase public and private funding for research on violence against whites.
  7. Explore avenues for showcasing, in the Association’s publications, research on black violence against whites so as to increase the extent to which it is viewed as within the mainstream of psychological concerns.
  8. Explore avenues for greater collaboration with legal, medical, and other professional disciplines on international, national, regional, and local levels to prevent violence against whites.
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The Evil Hypocrisy of Jerry Nadler & Co

If you watch this video clip, you’ll see that Jerry Nadler opposed an amendment that would have excluded illegal immigrants, who have a history of drunk driving, from gaining amnesty:

He said,

Someone can change. That’s why we have the waiver provision. You may have any number of convictions for DUI because you’re a drunk. Because you’re an alcoholic. But you also may cease to be an alcoholic, and we all know people… who are no longer alcoholics and ought to be able to enjoy the benefits of the law.

This would be a good time to point out that driving is a privilege, not a right – and benefiting from amnesty is also not a right – and yet Mr. Nadler is willing to ignore past transgressions to protect such privileges for illegal immigrants…

But when it comes to gun ownership, which is a RIGHT and not just a privilege, this was his rational for denying this right to lawful American citizens:

“That is why we must take swift and decisive action to reduce the daily toll of gun violence that afflicts our nation.  H.R. 8, the ‘Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021,’ is sensible and effective legislation to do just that.

“Under current law, gun sales conducted by licensed firearms dealers may only be completed if the buyers clear background checks.   This bill would simply extend that requirement, with limited exceptions, to guns transferred by unlicensed individuals as well.

“That simple change to close a gaping loophole in the law is one of the most effective steps we can take to address the scourge of gun violence in this country.

“According to one study, 22 percent of gun owners in the U.S. acquired their most recent firearm without a background check.  We do not know if they were felons, fugitives, domestic abusers, or otherwise prohibited under the law from possessing firearms.  A huge volume of guns was sold with no questions asked.  It is time to close this dangerous loophole.

“There is no reason to continue to make it easy for people who are legally prohibited from possessing firearms to acquire them.  And the evidence clearly shows that background checks work and significantly curb gun violence.

There is not a shadow of a doubt that Americans will die as a result of the influx of drunk drivers. It’s already a daily occurrence, and once again, we see how cheap the lives of Americans are in the eyes of Democrats.

In the same Tucker Carlson video, cited above, we see how an amendment to bar gang members from the amnesty was also rejected by Democrats:

When I read about the influx of Afghans into our country, one of my first thoughts was that incidents of rape are going to increase as a result. It turns out, they’re not even waiting for their release into American streets. From The Daily Caller:

Female Fort Bliss Soldier Allegedly Assaulted In Camp Holding Thousands Of Afghans

A female Fort Bliss soldier was allegedly assaulted Sept. 19 by a group of Afghan refugees at the Doña Ana County Range Complex in New Mexico, The El Paso Times reported Friday.

Fort Bliss officials confirmed that the alleged assault was reported and is being investigated by the FBI, according to ABC7.

“We can confirm a female service member supporting Operation Allies Welcome reported being assaulted on Sept. 19 by a small group of male evacuees at the Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico,” Lt. Col. Allie Payne, director of Public Affairs for Fort Bliss, told ABC7.

Notably missing from the article was any indication that the culprits will be sent back to Afghanistan.

Will the recent influx of Haitians cause problems? This article, from The Daily Beast, should answer that question. Regarding the gangs of Little Haiti, we’re told:

…there are several factions in Little Haiti. Those include Little Haiti Vultures and 77th Street, which is also known by the monikers “Uptown” and “Every Body Eats,” according to federal court documents.

“You also got a group who call themselves The Zombies,” Munch told The Daily Beast. “Miami was built off cliques. They may have grown up in the same hood or went to school together. Then someone does something to somebody else and guys start picking sides.”

Like Sears, Munch believes that modern-day Miami gangbangers don’t have any compassion for who gets caught between them and their targets.

Our rulers in Washington are deliberately flooding the United States with criminals. Their actions are cold, calculating and callous. Human life means nothing to them.

I wish I knew how this will end, but this much is certain: Many good people will die. We can only hope that we, and our loved ones, will be spared.

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White Man Shoots Black Man; Must be a Hate Crime!!

An MSN story, from the Associated Press, reads:

Man fatally shot outside Bend nightclub, man arrested

A Black man was shot and killed outside a bar by a white man in central Oregon, and prosecutors are working to determine whether race played a role in the incident, authorities said.

That’s right folks, in the very first paragraph, the possibility that this was a hate-crime is brought up – even though we can clearly see, from the story, that no motive has been ascertained.

Contrast this with the numerous cases where blacks “randomly” murder whites. I’ve cited several such cases recently, and you should scroll down to read about them.

Unfortunately, the bias is not only from the corporate media; it’s also from the government, as we read in the article:

Investigators are still determining what charges Cranston will face. Prosecutors intend to seek an indictment by presenting evidence to a grand jury before Oct. 5, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said.

“The question I have to decide is whether Cranston’s decision to shoot was motivated in part by (Washington’s) race,” he said. “At the end of the day, it comes down to what was his motivation at the instant that he committed the crime.”

That’s right, they’ll be actively looking for any excuse to call this a “hate-crime.” Perhaps I’m mistaken, but I don’t recall that prosecutors made similar statements in ANY of the black-on-white murders we have seen recently. This goes hand in hand with one of my recent posts, where I wrote about the Oregon FBI actively seeking white-on-POC hate crimes, but showing no concern for hate-crimes against whites.

It wouldn’t surprise me if prosecutors get a bonus for finding, or prosecuting, white-on-POC hate crimes, but no bonus if it’s the other way around.

This double standard is extremely obvious, and many of us are tired of it. We want NEWS, not propaganda!

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I Got my Rebel Face Masks Today

The 2021 American Renaissance conference is less than two months away, and that means I’ll be spending time at airports pretty soon.

Airports are the perfect place to wear Rebel insignia, and show our support for America, freedom and all that is good and wholesome. Therefore, I ordered a couple of Rebel masks from DLGrandeurs.com. The prices were reasonable, and my product was shipped immediately.

Anyway, it turns out they’re made in China.

My guess is that there are no factories in the US willing to fill such orders; they’d be cancelled. I would like to think that if it were possible, the website owners would prefer to sell made-in-American products, even if they cost more.

In any event, I do look forward to wearing them on my travels.

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P.G.E. Campaigns Against Whites

As I’ve pointed out many times before, the Establishment Left will inject race, and anti-whiteism, into every aspect of human existence. Since the ultimate eradication of whites is first and foremost on their minds, at every waking moment, they’ll find ways to incorporate this message at every opportunity.

Here’s one example from P.G.E. (Portland General Electric). I just got an email from them, inviting me to take a tour of their new model homes, designed to combat Climate Change. It’s called Homes of Tomorrow Today, and it somewhat reminds me of so many other Communist-inspired slogans, such as “Build Back Better.” Here are the graphics included in the presentation:

In case you’re dense, and need help seeing the obvious, I’ll spell it out: Four white females are featured here, and the last image features a white woman with a black man and mixed children. The only white man shown is a distant aerial view showing a pair of pale arms installing solar panels. This image comes directly before the one with the mixed couple – the implication being that the white man’s role is to serve, and work toward a future where his genetic legacy is replaced by that of the black man.

Indoctrinated people will glance at this post, and remark, “It’s just random people! Why do these racists read so much into simple, random, graphics?”

If you’re one of these people, then find a similar example where the roles are reversed. Even if you do find such an example, it’s one in a thousand; the P.G.E. example is the norm. We see it everywhere. Children see it as they grow up, and it shapes their views of the world – we can only assume that this is the goal.

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A Great Article by Paul White on “White-Supremacy”

Paul White

If white supremacists believe in white supremacy, why do they feel so threatened by non-whites?

“White supremacist” is a slur and propaganda term meant to imbue someone with images of “scary” fat ugly stupid skinheads and toothless rednecks who are motivated solely by an irrational hatred of all other races. I reject this image wholesale, but I’m probably the demographic you’re referring to as a White, racially conscious man. I don’t necessarily believe Whites are a “superior” race, but I do think we are rather great, and certainly have accomplished more than most other peoples.

That aside, if your dog has ticks, are the ticks a threat to the dog? The answer is yes. Would the ticks thus be superior to the dog by virtue of posing a threat to it? Are you suggesting that superiority derives from the ability to inflict the most terror and suffering on others? Strange perspective, especially considering how these behaviors supposedly are innate to “White supremacy” are the excuse for undermining any sort of White racial consciousness. Shouldn’t you be a “White supremacist” if you believe that?

The problem facing White people today is a complete lack of racial unity, not necessarily that other races are better than them. While all other races possess racial consciousness to enormous degrees, Whites hardly do at all.

Not only that, but White liberals ALL possess on average an intense hatred for their own race, while moderates and conservatives might have a slight racial preference but are for all practical purposes, totally apathetic.

It isn’t really a surprise however that these are the results, after all, ethnocentrism is natural in all, but encouraged in Blacks and other non-Whites with their heritage singled out for celebration (think things like “Black History Month”) while White ethnocentrism is seen as the greatest evil of all time. The educational system chock-full of blatant anti-White narratives, with the idea that Western history since Columbus (and even before) has just been an exercise in unprecedented brutality and irrational hatred of the other races all living in kumbaya by Whites, culminating in the Holocaust (hallowed by its name) being ground into the heads of schoolchildren. This leads to resentment among the non-Whites and self-hatred among the Whites. The media, academia, and social media are all also blatantly anti-White, promoting every obnoxious narrative to vilify Whites.

And really, all of this barely scratches the surface. There is also the issue that the media will promote stories about every sort of interracial crime, real or imagined, of Whites against non-Whites. However, never will there be any reports beyond local media about non-White on White attacks, despite them being far more common.

This even ignores stories which are explicitly “hate crimes”, such as those involving mass murder[1] or rape[2], which, had they occurred in reverse, would have caused limitless outcry from the media and would be used examples around the world of “American racism”.

While 2020 was in defined in no small part by the riots going on for months over the death of George Floyd, with a constant flow of support for them from media and politicians over how it supposedly showed “American police racism”, not one “abolish the police” cry came from those when a Black cop who simply murdered in cold-blood a White woman is now getting his 12 and a half year sentence (where Derek Chauvin got 22) reduced to 4 years as his charges got downgraded to manslaughter, despite the circumstances[3]. For a system supposedly so entrenched in “White supremacy”, they seem oddly sympathetic to non-Whites and awfully hostile to Whites…

Considering the growing hatred for Whites by non-Whites and considering their racial collectivism, considering the pathological hatred the tens of millions White liberals have their own race and the total apathy towards their race by the vast majority of the rest of Whites, perpetrated by the media which has a near total monopoly on the flow of information, as well has every other institution in society, I think it is fair to say that even if Whites are a “superior” race, we’ll have a hard time in the future.

Now, it could be argued that all of this could have been avoided had Whites truly been “superior”, as they would not be able to be subverted to begin with. On a certain level, it is true. Collectively, we do deserve punishment for allowing a hostile alien race to take control of our flow of information and perceptions of reality, and for allowing traitors who sold us out to our racial enemies to rule us. However, it is overly simplistic. It ignores the vast complexity of the eventual subversion and annihilation of White racial consciousness. It places too much emphasis on being shrewd and cutthroat, and not enough emphasis on anything else, which is not natural to our race.

That said, there can be change, however only if Whites stand up as a collective and put aside their differences, and that’s a big if which will almost certainly not happen. However, Whites can stand against all odds if that does happen. Rhodesia and South Africa, neither of which was more than 15% White at their peaks, only fell because they were totally isolated from the rest of the world and were unable to achieve self-sufficiency, otherwise they had immense success against the Black guerillas in their country and never lost against them in battle.

However, the same cannot be said of America, let alone the whole White world united. Not only would it be strong enough to withstand any foreign intervention, but it would be large enough to be able to achieve total self-sufficiency.

If we manage to take control of our countries again, and if manage to secure them as exclusively our own once again, the world will once more take an upward Faustian path, a path of rich culture, civilization, and discovery. Our countries will be clean and beautiful once more, people will once more be happy and satisfied in life, and most importantly, our whole existence will be secured and the legacy of the tens of thousand of years of ancestors that came before will be protected and will be able to be extended. If we lose, the world will sink into an eternal darkness and a dull state of eternal decay. If we lose, all of the dreams, hopes, achievements, legacies of the tens of thousands of years of ancestors of our people will have been in vain. No greater struggle exists than that between existence and non-existence, and it is quite telling that many of our people are more worried about the existence or non-existence of the Siberian Tiger than that of their very own flesh and blood. It will be a hard fight, but if we win, it shall be the greatest victory to ever be achieved in the whole history of our existence, putting to shame even the conquests of the British Empire and all the glories of Caesar and Napoleon, and all it takes is for us to once again regain our racial consciousness and to do what is necessary to preserve our race.

Footnotes[1] ‘I just found some white men to kill’: Man accused of killing 4 in Central California cites racism in police recording

[2] Rape, Beating of Bronx Woman Racially Motivated: Records

[3] Former Minneapolis police officer’s murder conviction reversed in deadly shooting of Australian woman

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They Might as well Declare it Legal to Kill Whites

All is going according to plan, and evil white-hating elites are rubbing their hands together in delight. At this pace, soon they’ll be filling trains with white people – to be slaughtered on an industrial scale in concentration camps.

Yesterday’s failed recall election in California has shown Gregory Hood to be correct in his recent American Renaissance article:

Is California Post Democratic?

In California, we saw how successful the Great Replacement strategy has been in disenfranchising whites; even though a “white” man, Gavin Nuisance, defeated a black man, Larry Elder, the implications are obvious. I’m sure leftist celebrities, such as Ellen Degenerate, are delighted at the results.

The open discrimination against Native Brits continues apace, as the English Touring Opera has shed at least 14 of its members simply for being white.

… and now we learn that a small morsel of justice we took some comfort in, meted out to Somali Affirmative Action police hire Mohamed Noor for the cold-blooded killing of Justine Damond, has been taken away. From the Washington Post:

Court overturns third-degree murder conviction against ex-Minneapolis officer

The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned the third-degree murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman in 2017, which could reduce eight years from his prison sentence.

Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. The case gained attention both in the United States and abroadand was notable because police were rarely charged or convicted in fatal shootings…

In 2019, Noor was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for third-degree murder, a crime that involves acting with “a depraved mind, without regard for human life.”

Jurors acquitted Noor of the more serious second-degree murder charge. He was not sentenced for manslaughter.

Supreme Court justices said in their opinion Wednesday that the circumstances of the killing and Noor’s actions do not fit the definition of third-degree murder because he was targeting a single person when he shot his weapon. They ordered the case be sent to the district court, where Noor will be sentenced on the second-degree manslaughter conviction, according to court documents.

Noor has already served more than 28 months of his sentence. If he is sentenced to four years for manslaughter, he could be eligible for supervised release as early as in three and a half months, legal experts say.

If this isn’t a miscarriage of justice, I don’t know what is. Since when does “targeting a single person” serve as a defense for murder? It doesn’t – and this only happened because his charges were watered down in the first place.

The contrast with the way Derek Chauvin was treated is sickening. The article does go on to state that the decision might help Chauvin’s defense team to overturn his third-degree murder conviction. After all, Chauvin was also targeting only one person.

I have confidence in the system that they’ll find a way to exclude Chauvin from this defense. Western governments are so biased against white people, I’m not sure why they even pretend to care about justice anymore.

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Another Reason to Avoid Black-Owned Businesses

Portlanders have long complained that the city is too white, and that it badly needs more Diversity and vibrancy.

Over the past few months, Portland has enjoyed increased Diversity – and black people expressing their vibrancy by shooting people. You’d think that Portlanders would be happy about this; after all, it’s what they’ve been seeking all these years.

But it seems they’re not happy about it, and I can’t imagine why. A KATU/ABC headline reads:

Portlanders frustrated with leadership as city deals with weekend violence:

A shooting in one of Portland’s most prominent neighborhoods Saturday had people running for cover.

The shooting happened in the Pearl District, on Northwest 10th and Davis. Three people were shot. According to Portland police investigators, a verbal argument led to a physical fight between a group of people inside the restaurant. Officers said the people all knew each other.

It’s yet another incident in Portland that is leaving residents frustrated.

In paragraph 9, the article finally gets around to pointing out that:

The fight that preceded the shooting happened in Everybody Eats PDX, a Black-owned business. Black-owned businesses are rare in Portland’s Pearl District.

According to the restaurant’s website, Everybody Eats PDX’s mission extends far beyond food:

“Our mission goes beyond our food. We’re here to make sure everybody eats, after all. At Everybody Eats, we believe in giving back to our community, whether it’s partnering with Don’t Shoot PDX to feed Black Lives Matters supporters, feeding families in need at Thanksgiving, or fostering relationships between the Black community and police officers through food.”

“I just hope this situation doesn’t create, like, a stigma with Black-owned businesses around here,” Emma Macon, who was born and raised in Portland, said.

She goes on to say:

Andre and Macon both say it’s restaurants like Everybody Eats PDX that Portland is missing. Andre and Macon are both young, Black women in their early 20s. They see food as a way to bring communities together.

Even though they’ve lived in Portland their whole lives, there are many instances where they feel unwelcome. They say there are several parts of the city, including the gentrified area they grew up, where people stare.

“They’ll make you feel like you don’t belong here,” Andre said.

It’s odd that these women complain about being stared at. Perhaps they’re attractive, and that’s why people look. People might also stare because they’re afraid more blacks will show up and start shooting – just as happened at Everybody Eats.

It’s true that “everybody eats,” but when it comes to shooting people, blacks do it more than anybody else, at least in the US.

Support white-owned businesses!

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If You Look for Something Hard Enough, You’ll Find it

It never ceases to amaze me when I encounter intelligent people who sincerely believe that there are no actual racial disparities in criminal behavior, that the only reason blacks APPEAR to commit more crime is that they’re over-policed. I’ve heard this canard recited, like a mantra, countless times. Not all leftists actually believe this; many of them acknowledge the higher crime rate among blacks, but blame it on “systemic racism” or “the legacy of slavery.” Poverty is also a popular explanation. After all, don’t we all have the urge to go out and rape somebody every time we experience difficulty paying our bills?

A Harvard Gazette article sums up the mentality of those who do subscribe to black-crime-denialism:

Citing Muhammad’s research, Harvard historian Jill Lepore has summarized the consequences this way: “Police patrolled Black neighborhoods and arrested Black people disproportionately; prosecutors indicted Black people disproportionately; juries found Black people guilty disproportionately; judges gave Black people disproportionately long sentences; and, then, after all this, social scientists, observing the number of Black people in jail, decided that, as a matter of biology, Black people were disproportionately inclined to criminality.”

Reading such tripe, I can’t help but think of O.J. Simpson, the Duke Lacrosse Team, and the kangaroo trial of Derek Chauvin. Judge Lori Landry comes to mind as well. This post would be exceedingly long if I were to list every case of institutional anti-white discrimination that we know of so far.

But the underlying principle, that if you look for something hard enough, you’ll find it, is valid – and please bear this in mind as you read the following article from KATU/ABC, titled FBI Oregon launches campaign to encourage people to report hate crimes:

PORTLAND, Ore. — The FBI in Oregon is launching a new campaign to encourage more people to report hate crimes to law enforcement, saying that crimes of this sort are “the highest priority” not only because of the impact they have on the victim, but because they also “threaten and intimidate an entire community…”

As part of a new campaign, officials with FBI Oregon have been coordinating efforts with various leaders within diverse communities to identify and reach out to vulnerable populations

The bold is mine. “Diverse communities” and “vulnerable populations” are code for non-whites, sexual deviants or Jews. If you watch the embedded video, it’s even more obvious that the emphasis is on anti-black, or anti-Jewish hate-crimes. They’re not looking for anti-white hate-crimes, and I wonder how seriously such complaints would be received. Here’s a snip from our space on Quora, It’s ok to be White.

I called the district attorney’s office to find out of I can have a battery charged modified to a hate crime charge. I have reason to believe the sucker punch from a black woman was racist.

The elderly white receptionist said; “You’re white it’s not a hate crime.”

I asked her how does she know she replied; “ We’re white, we are the majority, I don’t know how it could be a hate crime.”

After I hung up I felt like I lost a couple brain cells.

If the authorities focus on whites, in their endless search for racism, then that’s where they’ll find it. Meanwhile, countless violations by non-whites go unreported and unpunished. Here we have a REAL case of selective policing.

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A Mulatto Notices Anti-White Racism from the Left

This is an answer on Quora, which I’ve taken the liberty to reproduce here. The question was:

What was the breaking point for you with the “progressive” left?


Chris Longford

For me it started in 2010 when Barack Obama was deliriously happy about Michael Vick getting a second chance — and a $100 million dollar football contract — after he was released from prison for torturing dogs. It’s fine for him to feel that way (free country) but for the president of the United States to actually pick up the phone and call the Philadelphia Eagles owner to congratulate him seemed excessive. Vick took part in exceptionally heinous and brutal crimes against dogs and was the most hated person in the NFL (for good reason). And here is Barack all happy for him. Why?

Because he’s black.

And I knew that if Michael Vick had been white, the phone call would have never been made. There is no way that a “second chance” for a white dog killer would have inspired that type of phone call from the President of the United States.

I loved Obama, and at the time I was actively rescuing pit bulls from high kill shelters so it hit me especially hard. But what made it worse was how my left wing fellow animal rescuing friends were remaining silent about it. Or excusing it anyway they could. And I knew that if it had been George Bush who did this he would have been seen as the devil, an evil dog hater, and they would have blasted him 24/7.

That was when I started noticing the inconsistency.

I also started noticing that this fight against racism was turning into something else. Something I didn’t like. Something that didn’t feel like equality. I had been a strong supporter of equal rights my entire life. First of all, my mother was a lawyer for the ACLU for almost 30 years. The first family vacation in my memory was a trip to Selma, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee if that tells you anything. My mother is white/Jewish and my father is Sudanese/Muslim (both are atheist now). So, I’m mixed race (and mixed everything) and share a lot in common with Obama and was an enormous Obama supporter. I don’t think he had a bigger supporter than me (and my family).

But after the Michael Vick thing, I felt disappointed. Truly let down. Then I started noticing that he mostly seemed to only speak out in a dramatic and public way when it came to black victims. I’m a black person, so I appreciate the support, but I’m also a white person. So is my mother, so are many of my friends and loved ones. And so is Barack Obama. But it started feeling like the “pro-black” movement on the left was turning into something anti-white, and in a very blatant and discriminatory way. And I don’t mean from Obama, I mean from the left. I don’t think Obama is anti-white at all, I think he just showed too much favoritism. Anyway, some of the stuff I was seeing and hearing from progressives was starting to bug me. But I still considered myself on the left because it was part of my identity and being on the right was not even a consideration. I still voted for Obama a second time.

Then there was Michael Brown.

And there was Obama again, now along with BLM, making a big deal because he was black. I mean, the police kill hundreds of people and the majority are white, but here we are again making a black person a giant focus over everyone else. Michael Brown shoved a store clerk then acted violently with a cop and everyone was making him out to be this sweet innocent victimized kid. The media was even using pics that were years old. But the dude was actually 6’4” and weighed nearly 300 pounds. He tried to take the cop’s firearm and it went off inside the squad car. There is forensic evidence and witnesses. That’s enough to get anyone shot if they come charging back in any way. Why was so much being overlooked? It seemed like the only reason was because he was black. I realized then that the left was using black people as pawns for political reasons. If they keep black people and white progressives angry, they will keep voting for them. It’s a strategy.

I suddenly felt like a pawn. I felt used, and deceived.

Fast forward to George Floyd and BLM.

I don’t even know where to begin here. Don’t get me wrong, the cop was negligent and brutal and should have been punished. He deserved some prison time. But folks are getting killed every day in this country by the thousands, even children, and the whole world stops for this one person. Again, it seems like it’s only because he’s black…and a victim of a white man. Something the left can use politically.

Floyd was a felon with multiple arrests, an armed robber, someone who terrified a woman alone in her home and stole her car, a drug addict, someone who hung out with gang members and did porn….and he was suddenly angelic:

I know, I know, his crimes weren’t punishable by death. And he was still a human being. But what exactly is going on here? Why does everything get so exaggerated and taken to such illogical extremes? Angels? Statues? And why doesn’t the left care about the little black kids getting shot almost every day? Beautiful, sweet, innocent children. Where is the anger? Where is the outrage? Where are the social justice warriors?

Aniya Allen, killed in Minneapolis in May 2021. Shot in the head by a gang member.

I care more about her than George Floyd. Where is her protest? Where is her angel mural? Where is her statue? WHERE IS THE LEFT?

Why aren’t we talking about dismantling gangs, professional criminals who regularly kill children, with the same level of passion and determination as defunding the police?

WHY?

If you even bring up these kids getting killed with anyone on the left they get angry, deflect, “yeah but…but” or change the subject. They had rather talk about George Floyd. Why? Why can’t we talk about these kids? Why can’t we talk about gangs? Is it because it doesn’t benefit them politically?

Nothing makes logical sense.

They even went so far as to say that millions of people protesting George Floyd’s death slammed together shoulder to shoulder like sardines — with masks pulled down under their chin, sharing megaphones and screaming in each other’s faces —they said it wouldn’t spread COVID. I’m sorry, what? The same people who won’t shut up about vaccines and masks said that these protests wouldn’t contribute to the spread of COVID.

AGAIN, I’m sorry but WHAT?

Does that sound even close to logical?

Then later when African Americans are affected by COVID more than any other race, the left tries to blame it on racism. As if that is the only possible thing that could be the cause.

I’m sorry but I just can’t.

This illogical reasoning, the excuses, the silence, the extremism, and using racism for everything is why I no longer consider myself on the left.

Once upon a time the left did a lot of good in the world, that can’t even be denied, and I was proud to consider myself on that side. But they have just gone too far and crossed over into something else. Today the folks on the far left are irrational and it’s impossible to reason with them on anything. Most of them just seem flat out crazy to me now. Just as crazy as the people on the far right who I have criticized for years. They are just a different type of crazy. So don’t get me wrong – I have a major issue with them, too – but this question is about why I no longer consider myself on the left.

I want no part of either party. No thanks. I will just sit here and drink my tea.

I would like to respectfully ask those who get this far reading my answer (thank you btw) to please take a few minutes to read this piece by Coleman Hughes called Stories and Data. It’s important for the healing of our nation. Peace. [1]

Footnotes:

[1] Stories and Data

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