Regular readers will recall that I got into a rather heated discussion/argument with Nevada State Sen. Aaron Ford recently over his linking in a tweet to a race-baiting column published by the Huffington Post which gave advice to young black men on how to avoid being shot by racist police officers.
In “27 Things Every Black Person Must Learn Before Age 12,” the race-hustling columnist advised that “There’s a chance you could be shot dead by the police before you’re even arrested for anything” and that you must “Recognize that these lessons don’t apply to your white friends.”
The columnist further warned, “Do not wear hoodies,” and explained that “Your blackness will always be the main thing that makes you a threat.”
That bullsh*t column still p*sses me off. Royally.
It’s not the hoodie or the young black man’s skin color that makes him a perceived threat.
It’s all the young black men wearing hoodies who commit violent crimes that make young black men wearing hoodies perceived threats.
Case in point…
Saturday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on a 28-year-old black father who was gunned down while standing by his car in his apartment complex parking lot Thursday night.
His 7-year-old daughter, who was bringing him some food, found her father, who had been shot several times, on the ground and bleeding.
The father of three died at the hospital.
The shooter/killer/murderer “was described as a thin, black male in a black hoodie.”
No police officers were involved in the shooting.
Which I can only assume is why Sen. Ford has tweeted nothing about it.
I guess not all black lives matter after all.
But they should.