"I have a dream that my four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."~ MLK Jr. This famous quote is as powerful now as it was when it was issued. This is where Americans of the left & right believe we are now or should be, where character counts -- and is expected. “There is a class of race problem solvers whom make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public….some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs…they don’t want the patient to get well.” Booker T. Washington. Unfortunately, BTW was right then and it continues. Race in this country has now become an industry unto itself, even though the American people think it is about time that we are a post-racial society. Furthering racism however is necessary for the race industry (Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev Jeremiah Wright, Rev Al Sharpton, the National of Islam, the New Black Panther Party, etc) to survive. Which means if racism were ever to be eliminated, the industry and the people whose livelihood depends on it, would no longer be needed. And so it is kept alive, long after it's purpose has faded into history. Therefore, the racism industry is now a bigger problem than the racism issue itself. People on both sides, left and right, agree that racism and discrimination are unacceptable in America. To say or think that only one political group (the right) is to blame is inaccurate, irresponsible and/or ignorant. To say so purposely and knowingly is reprehensible. Unfortunately, political ideologies have also attached themselves to this industry in an attempt to secure votes. The Left ( Marxist, radical and lunatic liberals who control the President and the Democrat party) today, and their media counterparts, lead this reprehensible effort with their daily barrage of viscous and inaccurate racist attacks on the right. The Left has been brilliantly successful with this strategy. This success is extremely ironic when you realize that the legacy of racism in this country belongs to the Democrat party. • Democrats legacy of Racism. • How Republicans Thwarted Democrat racism. • Why only Democrats and liberals should feel white guilt? Below you will see both sides clearly. Let's begin right now to talk honestly about race, about character and about racial progress in this country for a change. Opportunity exists for everyone, equally, and has for the last 60 years. That is at least two generations. In that context, read the debate below on, what should no longer be, the issue of race.

Political narratives have no place anywhere, especially not Tyre Nichols story

updated 2/1/23
from The Gray Area:
1/30/23; updated 2/1/23:

If you are like me, when you heard the story (and even saw the video) of the Tyre Nichols beating in Memphis (and eventual death) you were horrified that something like this could happen for apparently no good reason. Even if he ran, he was not resisting arrest any longer when they held and beat him. Horrible! Despicable! The other thought, these police officers were all black. I wonder how the media will handle that inconvenient truth in their coverage of this? 1. Will this episode quietly fall out of the news coverage after a few days? 2. Will it continue the same as if the perpetrators were white? 3. Will the media spin the story into something else? Well, The headlines below in The Washington Post this weekend answers the question. Its apparently number 3. The number of political narratives that are being inserted into this horrible story is laughable. But, nothing about this story can honestly be called laughable. But, serious journalistic attention to this story is glaringly absent. Replaced, instead, by political narratives. Here are three WaPo headlines:

Tyre Nichols video shows policing must be done with a community — not to it - Now, try hard to imagine the same thing happening to a young unarmed White man, pulled over in a traffic stop for “reckless driving” in his own neighborhood. I cannot.
Tyre Nichols loved sunsets. People are sharing glowing skies in his honor. - In life, Tyre Nichols loved sunsets. Each evening, he would watch the sky as it changed color, often snapping photos of the view, his mother said. In the days since his death, which came after he was brutally beaten by Memphis police officers, people across the country are sharing their images of powder-pink skies and glowing orange landscapes in his honor.
Black Memphis police spark dialogue on systemic racism in the U.S. -The race of the five officers charged in the Nichols killing has prompted a complex grappling among Black activists and advocates for police reform about the pervasiveness of institutional racism in policing.
Systemic racism, institutional racism, sunsets, community policing, could this happen to a white man?  Rarely mentioning that black police officers were involved (other than to say how activists must grapple with that fact in the face of 'institutional racism').  They don't mention how their efforts to 'defund the police' (changed now to 'community policing' due to the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the 'defund the police' movement) have caused police departments to lower standards to get new recruits (two of those indicted were in that group of recruits). No. The media instinctively jumps to the political narratives they support and propagate vs concentration on facts and true journalistic curiosity to the causes. Similar were Van Jones remarks on CNN, who said even though the five officers were black (as was Nichols), the beating could still have been driven by racism. His argument was that police officers—even black police officers—”internalize” certain stereotypes about other black people. These statements are nuts. A political narrative gone wild! Now, even Al Sharpton is coming out of the woodwork, as he usually does to stir up political emotions. Normal people of every political tribe are appalled by this senseless action by 4 police officers in Memphis.  Lets deal with that issue, and ignore the political opportunists who want to get something out of another crisis. More From The Washington Post (subscription required): More From New York Post: More From Daily Signal:

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