The charge that America is deeply and irreparably tainted with systemic racism is not up for debate. No white can be innocent. Your individual consciousness doesn’t matter. Each of us is a white supremacist with a white supremacist structure. We must confess our “white privilege”.
So if we are so overwhelmingly dominant, why can’t we disagree?
The news media, which imagines itself to be the essence of a flourishing democracy, is actually a force to suppress any dissent from the “racial justice” or “Black Lives Matter” narrative. Debating the left is a sign of “white fragility,” one cannot accept how deeply racist every white person is by default.
Even on vacation with my family in Wisconsin, I found it in the Sunday edition of La Crosse Tribune. Journalists Emily Pyrek and Olivia Herken featured two sensational articles on the allegedly horrific racism in western Wisconsin in 2021. The first article was titled “They Won’t Listen” and the caption “Black Students look to ACLU to seek change in schools in La Crosse.
The leader was loaded with opinions: “La Crosse County has only recently declared racism a public health crisis, but the youth of the region are feeling the mental, emotional and physical toll of racial prejudice – both blatantly and subtle – for years. “
The town of La Crosse is 89% white and 2.4% black. The Tribune obviously sees itself as the aggressive keeper of the 2.4% while shaming the 89%. In these long articles, there is no spokesperson for an opposing point of view. Oh, there are school administrators who apologize on the defensive. There are nasty dark local college students making videos where they repeat hip-hop lyrics with the N word on the internet. But no one is allowed to debate the ACLU or the black students at La Crosse Logan High School who are the main victims in history.
Sisters Chaya and Mia Davis are in second year and first year at Logan. You can feel the black frailty when Chaya was offended that she was asked for “proof” when she told a school official that she had been called a racial insult by a classmate. Journalists do not say what the alleged racial insult was. Sentence first, verdict after?
The charge of racism is a serious and deadly charge, something that can now hurt a student’s future, from college admissions to job applications. Asking for evidence is the first step to true “racial justice”. But they define all justice as submission to black activists.
Tribune reporters proclaimed that the recent police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota “raised their cries for equality.” At school, students have seen a lack of support for their distress and say some teachers have expressed views blaming the victims. “
Translation: The students found a complete disagreement with their radical arguments of systemic racism, and were upset that some people would “blame the victim” by suggesting that there was an opposing view on the Daunte Wright tragedy . You are not allowed to say that Wright was wanted by the police for threatening a woman and pointing a gun to her temple, and that he resisted arrest and jumped into his car in an attempt to escape. escape. No dissent from “white supremacists” will be tolerated.
The media insist that they are the ones who embody the idea that facts matter. But the facts always take a back seat when “racial justice” is the subject of the media. If we cannot discuss the controversial topic of racism, person by person, on the basis of real facts and intentions, what good is journalism?