The world stopped as everyone and their mother in Big Media (of both the “liberal” and “conservative” varieties) pounced upon Roseanne Barr last week for a sophomoric tweet in which she identified Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to Barack Obama, as the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and
Because Jarrett is partially black (this was news to some of us), Roseanne’s critics pulverized her for her “racist” and “hateful” tweet, exiling her from Respectable Society, while ABC cancelled her show. The usual suspects on the left seized upon Roseanne’s tweet as proof that the rise of Donald Trump has “normalized” racism.
As evidenced by, most recently, its treatment of Roseanne’s tweet, the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC) is tireless in its efforts to fortify the matrix that it has spent decades constructing. It is a parallel universe to the one that most of us inhabit, a mirror image, a false reality.
In RIC’s matrix, every white person, however troubled or disadvantaged, reaps the immeasurable benefits of what it calls “White Privilege.” At the same time, every black person, however materially, professionally, and socially advantaged, suffers daily the bitter stings of “White Racism.”
Blacks are perpetual victims while whites, even the most well-intentioned, are racist oppressors.
The racial reality, though, is dramatically otherwise. Because of its sheer ugliness—it is often horrifying—many prefer to hide their eyes from it. Yet it is also fear of coming under fire by RIC operators that self-styled “anti-racists” would prefer to condemn a 60s-something year-old white woman who everyone else is condemning than address real instances of racial hatred.
And this is because racial violence in 21 century America is perpetrated overwhelmingly by the members of the one group that RIC extols above all others: blacks generally, black males specifically.
Of the roughly 560, 600 violent crimes involving blacks and whites, blacks are
at least 85% of the time. Whites, in
contrast, victimize blacks but of the
Of the 256,000 or so crimes of violence involving blacks and Hispanics, blacks are perpetrators nearly 83% of the time. Blacks, however, comprise less than 5% of the victims of Hispanic criminals.
Numbers aside, countless instances of underreported black-on-non-black violence put the lie to RIC’s matrix.
For example, few Americans are familiar with the names of Reagan Tokes and Brian Golsby. Tokes was a psychology major at Ohio State University who was just a couple of months shy of receiving her bachelor’s degree when, on the evening of February 8, 2017, she encountered Golsby. According to Ron O’Brien, the Prosecutor of Franklin County in Ohio, Tokes was made to endure “a night of terror.”
Golsby, a convicted sex-offender, was canvassing the north area of Columbus searching for prey when he saw Tokes leaving the bar/restaurant at which she worked. Golsby abducted Tokes and forced her to drive to an ATM machine.
Along the way, he raped her.
After he had finished raping and robbing Tokes, Golsby shot her twice in the head.
After murdering her, the criminal drove around in the victim’s car before he made attempts to destroy it.
The national media have not covered this incident at all and local Ohio media fail to expressly mention one salient fact:
The robber-carjacker-rapist-murderer with a record for sex offenses is a black man—and his unsuspecting victim
a young white woman.
One suspects that had the racial roles in this case been reversed everyone in America and beyond would be intimately familiar with its details.
To add insult to injury, Golsby initially lied about not having sexually assaulted Tokes, even going so far as to have possibly invented someone on whom he blamed the rape. Moreover, he was wearing a GPS ankle monitor the night that he ended Tokes’ young life because he had just been released from prison a few months earlier!
Just last month, Jeremy and Paola Goldberg, 35 year-old restaurant owners from New Jersey, decided to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary with a night in New York City. They just left a Broadway theater when “a crazed man,” as the put it, spat on Paola immediately before pummeling her husband, hospitalizing him.
The “crazed man,” 40 year-old Derrek Boyce, is black. His victims are white.
With 31 prior arrests for crimes ranging from theft, robbery, assault, harassment, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, Boyce already had an extensive criminal record. As recently as November of last year, Boyce was arrested in East Harlem for repeatedly punching a 28 year-old man while attempting to rob him of his phone and wallet.
In May, a woman and mother was attacked and beaten by a group of “teens” while walking in her own neighborhood in Las Vegas. These are the same “60” or so “teens” who continue “terrorizing” residents despite the efforts on the part of the latter to reach out to their parents and notify police officers. Yet the mayhem continues.
The teens are all black. Those who they victimize are all white. Yet the little coverage that this situation has received conveniently neglects to mention its obvious racial dimensions.
Or have you ever heard of Frederick D. Scott? Scott, a 22 year-old Burger King employee who resides in Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested last August. Scott, who is black, is charged with murdering six middle-aged “hikers and dog walkers,” as the
And to this publication’s great credit, it also notes another germane detail: The murder victims—five men and one woman—were
Previously, Scott at one point had threatened to shoot up his high school and “kill all white people.”
Despite knowing all of this, police “have not publicly addressed a possible motive for the killings, racial or otherwise.”
Had this serial murderer been white and his victims black and had he been on record for having once expressed a desire to kill all black people, there isn’t an individual in the country, much less amongst the authorities investigating the murders, who would hesitate to declare him a “racist” and “supremacist.”
That things are otherwise in the real world, given that the predator is black and his victims white, is to be expected given the omnipresence and omnipotence of the Racism-Industrial-Complex.
Jack Kerwick [send him mail] received his doctoral degree in philosophy from Temple University. His area of specialization is ethics and political philosophy. He is a professor of philosophy at several colleges and universities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Jack blogs at Beliefnet.com: At the Intersection of Faith & Culture.
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