December 31, 2014
Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley joined “Fox News Sunday” and said that the left and its major African-American figures have a vested interest in saying “racism is an all-purpose explanation of what drives what’s wrong in black America.” He also said that the left has “no interest in being post-racial.”
Riley picked out Al Sharpton, Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama for perpetuating a “false narrative.”
“[They] divvy us up by race and gender and sexual orientation and then making specific appeals based on those characteristics,” he said.
“The problem is not police shooting black men. That is not what is driving the homicide rate in this country. It is non-police shootings of black men that is driving the homicide rate, yet we have protesters all over this country pushing a false narrative and everyone from the President on down refusing to simply correct the record here.”
“Clearly, there is excess force used by police in some of the instances, but that’s not producing this high black body count in this country,” he added.
“Tension between the black community and the police department stems from black criminality in this country, high black crime rates … [T]hat is not a conversation President Obama or Eric Holder or Al Sharpton or all the rest want to have because they have a vested interest in pushing a false narrative.”
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