What’s Wrong with ‘All Lives Matter’?

George Yancy and Judith Butler, New York Times, January 12, 2015

George Yancy: In your 2004 book, “Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence,” you wrote, “The question that preoccupies me in the light of recent global violence is, Who counts as human? Whose lives count as lives?”  You wrote that about the post-9/11 world, but it appears to also apply to the racial situation here in the United States. In the wake of the recent killings of unarmed black men and women by police, and the failure to prosecute the killers, the message being sent to black communities is that they don’t matter, that they are “disposable.” Posters reading “Black Lives Matter,” “Hands Up. Don’t Shoot,” “I Can’t Breathe,” communicate the reality of a specific kind of racial vulnerability that black people experience on a daily basis. How does all this communicate to black people that their lives don’t matter?

Judith Butler: Perhaps we can think about the phrase “black lives matter.” What is implied by this statement, a statement that should be obviously true, but apparently is not? If black lives do not matter, then they are not really regarded as lives, since a life is supposed to matter. So what we see is that some lives matter more than others, that some lives matter so much that they need to be protected at all costs, and that other lives matter less, or not at all. And when that becomes the situation, then the lives that do not matter so much, or do not matter at all, can be killed or lost, can be exposed to conditions of destitution, and there is no concern, or even worse, that is regarded as the way it is supposed to be. The callous killing of Tamir Rice and the abandonment of his body on the street is an astonishing example of the police murdering someone considered disposable and fundamentally ungrievable.

When we are taking about racism, and anti-black racism in the United States, we have to remember that under slavery black lives were considered only a fraction of a human life, so the prevailing way of valuing lives assumed that some lives mattered more, were more human, more worthy, more deserving of life and freedom, where freedom meant minimally the freedom to move and thrive without being subjected to coercive force. But when and where did black lives ever really get free of coercive force? One reason the chant “Black Lives Matter” is so important is that it states the obvious but the obvious has not yet been historically realized. So it is a statement of outrage and a demand for equality, for the right to live free of constraint, but also a chant that links the history of slavery, of debt peonage, segregation, and a prison system geared toward the containment, neutralization and degradation of black lives, but also a police system that more and more easily and often can take away a black life in a flash all because some officer perceives a threat.

So let us think about what this is: the perception of a threat. One man is leaving a store unarmed, but he is perceived as a threat. Another man is in a chokehold and states that he cannot breathe, and the chokehold is not relaxed, and the man dies because he is perceived as a threat. Mike Brown and Eric Garner. We can name them, but in the space of this interview, we cannot name all the black men and women whose lives are snuffed out all because a police officer perceives a threat, sees the threat in the person, sees the person as pure threat. Perceived as a threat even when unarmed or completely physically subdued, or lying in the ground, as Rodney King clearly was, or coming back home from a party on the train and having the audacity to say to a policeman that he was not doing anything wrong and should not be detained: Oscar Grant. We can see the videos and know what is obviously true, but it is also obviously true that police and the juries that support them obviously do not see what is obvious, or do not wish to see.

So the police see a threat when there is no gun to see, or someone is subdued and crying out for his life, when they are moving away or cannot move. These figures are perceived as threats even when they do not threaten, when they have no weapon, and the video footage that shows precisely this is taken to be a ratification of the police’s perception. The perception is then ratified as a public perception at which point we not only must insist on the dignity of black lives, but name the racism that has become ratified as public perception.

In fact, the point is not just that black lives can be disposed of so easily: they are targeted and hunted by a police force that is becoming increasingly emboldened to wage its race war by every grand jury decision that ratifies the point of view of state violence. Justifying lethal violence in the name of self-defense is reserved for those who have a publicly recognized self to defend. But those whose lives are not considered to matter, whose lives are perceived as a threat to the life that embodies white privilege can be destroyed in the name of that life. That can only happen when a recurrent and institutionalized form of racism has become a way of seeing, entering into the presentation of visual evidence to justify hateful and unjustified and heartbreaking murder.

So it is not just that black lives matter, though that must be said again and again. It is also that stand-your-ground and racist killings are becoming increasingly normalized, which is why intelligent forms of collective outrage have become obligatory.

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  • David Ashton

    All innocent lives do matter. What is needed is a political system that permits the circulation of the “full facts” and reduces crime and criminality The collapse of the much- and still hated white colonial control of much of the world has worked in the opposite direction. Sanders of the River was a lot better than Boko Haram.

    • propagandaoftruth

      The lives of me and mine I value infinitely more than the lives of my existential enemies.

      • David Ashton

        I don’t disagree with that. Self-defense begins at home. I am not an altruist who thinks all lives are equally important to me, but I prefer to live in a world where crime, and murder, are reduced. I have just written a letter to “Philosophy Now” on the principles involved.

        • Sick of it

          The best way to bring such a thing about, at least in our nations, would be to deport masses of people who would not fit in such a society.

    • adplatt126

      Do they all matter really? I’ve always felt that existence itself is fairly neutral. On the one hand we all have a vested interest in protecting life and supporting power structures that do so that our own will be. But it’s likewise true that some people’s net impact is decidedly negative. Are such lives really valuable and if they are, is their value in fact negative?

      • David Ashton

        All lives are not equally useful.
        I am not in favor of killing people who are too old or ill to work.
        Only criminals should be punished.
        There is a case for eugenic contraception.

  • Easyrhino

    “Prof: Blacks are “targeted and hunted by a police force that is waging a race war.”

    If there is a race war it’s one-sided and being waged by blacks against Whites. Furthermore, statistics verify that the biggest danger to blacks is other blacks.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      If ONLY that phony “professor” were correct…

      PANTS UP — DON’T LOOT !

    • Alucard_the_last

      With complete backing of the white Marxist media.

      • anony

        One of our biggest and most dangerous enemies.

    • Who Me?

      “Prof: Blacks are “targeted and hunted by a police force that is waging a race war.”
      ——————
      If that were really true there would be very few blacks left to bother us in short order. (Wouldn’t it be nice?)

      • Seniorsquadldr

        Yes!!!

    • Veritas

      It’s easy to change that statement to make it truthful:
      “Prof: Whites are targeted and hunted by blacks who are waging a race war.”
      There, fixed it.

      • Juggernaut3000

        Prof: “Whites are targeted and hunted by blacks who are encouraged and incited to wage a race war.”

        Now it’s fixed.

        Blacks are only doing what comes naturally to them. They are allowed to get away with it by the powerful force that controls the media, Hollywood, the justice system and the rest of the American government.

    • Speedy Steve

      Wowee, man! What a happy coincidence! Blacks are also the greatest danger to Whites, Mexicans, Koreans, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Eskimos.

      • Juggernaut3000

        No, they’re not. They could be easily controlled as they were before Cultural Marxism took control of the American culture top to bottom.

        In the old days, blacks knew not to touch a hair on the head of a White, especially White children. They were dealt with severely and without mercy.

        Brute force is all they understand, all they will ever understand. It is the only thing that keeps violent blacks in line. That and complete separation from Whites.

        • This is the simple, unpleasant (for some) truth that we ALL need to understand before things can begin to return to a more peaceful state.

          Blacks are like arabs, for anyone who has spent some time around them, the only thing they truly understand, and even respect, is brutal violence.

          I wouldnt give them the honor of saying they have a warrior culture like the arabs, but they do have an … immature one, look at who they, as a RACE idolize, almost without any variation. (c)rappers and sports stars. Why do they worship them? For their shiny baubles (bling) and perceived power and strength.

          I refuse to watch any sports which are majority black, or listen to the filth which is rap, so i cant name any real world blacks, but if one of these “powerful” blacks commanded the masses to do something, a HUGE number of them would do so, without question.

          It makes people squirm to think about it, but spend 20 minutes in any real ghetto like far rockaway ny or oakland ca, just watching them, and youll see that they are, quite literally more animal than human. You cant reason with them, as they havent attained the ability to reason. You cant plead with them as they have no concept of mercy or compassion, you cant punish them by throwing them in jail, they have no concept of time, no understanding that condition a is better or worse than b.

          Its absolutely ridiculous and misguided that we put them in clothes and pretended they could be just like us, simply because they looked somewhat like us. That somewhere alon the line we forgot where they came from and what they are, simply because a few of them were less savage than most.

          I’m so disgusted anymore with all this … with the sheer stupidity pouring out of the mouths of liberals, the irony that the person screaming “thats ignorant!!!” At the top of their lungs doesnt realize that its they, themselves who are being ignorant of the facts, of reality … i am so tired of all this, of half steps and half measures.

          There is one thing and one thing only blacks understand as a group, and that is power. We as a group are no longer strong, we dont command any meaningful power, and as more dimwitted blacks begin to realize this, more will attack, kill, and rape us, just as they have been doing since the rise of their emperor, Obama, to power.

    • Albert

      Don’t mention statistics. They don’t like to discuss statistics. Statistics are racist in their eyes : P

      • Juggernaut3000

        Those with sub-100 IQs will never understand statistics, racist or otherwise. Stats are far beyond their comprehension so why even try?

        Blacks understand only one thing: Brute force administered immediately and without mercy. Nothing else works. They must not be allowed in White areas, especially around White children.

        If this is not done, they will continue to assault, murder, rape, rob and carjack our children and elderly. Blacks always choose the weakest members of White society, otherwise they attack as a pack.

    • John R

      In the city near where I live (Philadelphia) the biggest danger to blacks is other blacks; the biggest danger to Whites is blacks; the biggest danger to Hispanics is blacks; the biggest danger to Asians is blacks; the biggest danger to extraterrestrials is….okay, sorry, I was just being a wise guy there.

      • Seniorsquadldr

        I heard the extraterrestrials eat Ubangis. They heard Ubangis taste like Bullheads.

  • pcmustgo

    #whitelivesmatter

    • #blackLIESmatter

      • Rurik

        Black matter lies.

      • anony

        black lie smatter?

        • KevinPhillipsBong

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          Blackmailer TV Set,
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  • pcmustgo

    APPROXIMATELY 400 WHITE MALES KILLED BY COPS EACH YEAR. 123 BLACKS… not an epidemic and not only blacks!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • LHathaway

      Yeah, every time you read about one of these guys ‘barricaded in their house’ or running in their car, they end up dead. It could be, like the TV show ‘cops’, if they get away, they don’t air the footage.

  • There around one million (that’s 1,000,000, for those of you in the low information undertow) interactions between black persons and cops in this country every month. Yet, just about all of them walk away from the interaction alive. Either the cops are blind, slow or they’ve got bad aim.

    • Diversity Fatigue

      Would most killers of cops happen to be black by any chance? Just a guess.

    • LHathaway

      There are 1 million white men in Americas prisons right now.

  • MekongDelta69

    Oh boy. Two sniveling articles from The New York Times today.

    • Dr.Bazzi

      What did you expect from The New York Times, its their nature to be on the side of evil.

      • Charles Martel

        Also a newsroom with very few blacks. I sometimes think they print this drivel to keep Al Sharpton off their back (although I am pretty sure they also contribute to his NAN racket just to be safe).

  • Samuel Hathaway

    If scientific, technological, medical, philosophical and cultural viability are to survive, WHITE LIVES MUST MATTER before all others. Without white lives, nonwhite lives would be much worse off. They have benefited immensely from what our people have done in lifting any society out of the mire of misery.

    • Reynardine

      Interestingly enough, a schoolroom full of black students was asked: “What would it be like without white people?”

      A boy answered: “We’d all be screwed.”

      They know we’re essentially civilization, they just hate us for it anyway.

      • Juggernaut3000

        “We’d all be screwed”

        But blacks won’t stop unless WE stop them, and stop those who are egging on blacks to attack us in the most vicious manner possible and then cover it up for them.

        This is where our focus should lie, stopping the war that’s being waged against our people until we are completely eradicated from the planet.

        Blacks are a battering ram and useful idiot of the overlords who control the Cultural Marxist agenda, nothing more.

    • Juggernaut3000

      Yeah, pity so many brainwashed Whites don’t feel that way.

      No other race, NO OTHER RACE gives a s**** about other races except for Whites. This needs to stop if we wish our race to survive.

      White Genocide Means Hunting Down the Last White Person.

  • TruthBeTold

    Blacks could solve all their racial issues in a flash simply by leaving.

    The real question is why do they insist on staying?

    • Reynardine

      That’s been my tactic, at least online. Ask them why, if any reason, do they want to live in the most racist, evil, awful anti-black society of all time.

      • Charles Martel

        EBT cards the first of every month, like clockwork. They wouldn’t get that in Rwanda!

    • Diversity Fatigue

      Why leave when they’ve got an entire race of people duped into taking care of them as if they are our children?

      • Cid Campeador

        WE cut back on having our OWN children due to having to support THEM.

    • Mary

      I wish that someone in the media would pose this question to one of the race hustlers. I think that, aside from the abundant material benefits of residing in a White society, blacks just really enjoy being angry.

    • ejXinMI

      Right! They are so dim they cannot see that their actions gainsay their words (aka BS).

      • Juggernaut3000

        That’s why I keep saying there is no reasoning with those whose IQs average 70-80. They lack reasoning power so don’t even waste your time. I wish more White understood and practiced this.

        Blacks understand one thing: Brute force delivered immediately every single time they attack, rob, rape, murder or harm a White.

        This is how it was done in the old days, back when the streets were safe to walk for women and children, even after dark. Blacks knew if they harmed one of us there would be immediate hell to pay, as well it should be.

        • anony

          Where is Nathan Bedford forrest when we need him?

    • Dr.Bazzi

      Because they have a ready made crutch in the white fool idiots who have been controlled by the mind control techniques of the Marxist media and so called educational system for the last sixty years.

    • Speedy Steve

      Because Africa doesn’t want our negroes either.

    • Juggernaut3000

      Are you kidding?

      Why would blacks ever leave? They are given lavish lifetime, middle-class entitlements, food, housing, cash and more. They will never give it up, they will never leave.

      It’s not worth spending time discussing them leaving because it will never happen. Better to focus on those who allow blacks to viciously attack Whites, shoehorn blacks into White neighborhoods, schools and parks thus making us subjected to violence and crime and go after those who cover, rationalize and justify black crime as a normal reaction to slavery while trying to take away any means we have to protect our lives.

    • Cid Campeador

      There are a lot of scores to be settled. The POT will boil over eventually.

      • LexiconD1

        I suspect sooner rather than later…

  • IstvanIN

    Judith Butler is a moron who lives in a fantasy world. Blacks were never considered 3/5 of a person, that was for apportionment of representatives to Congress and was a compromise. Michael Brown was not a regular guy walking out of a store, innocent. The cops do not hunt down blacks. The race war is BLACK on White, not the other way around.

    If black males are “perceived” as more threatening it is because they are. And yes, some lives do matter more than others. Normal, innocent, peace loving people count much more than violent, murderous thugs.

    • DonReynolds

      The 3/5th compromise was not invented by the South. The Yankees insisted on shaving down the weight of black numbers, else the South would have dominated the House of Representatives and there would not have been a civil war. Had the slaves been counted as zero, the South would have ended slavery to get their slaves counted as full persons in the Census. Does that mean blacks would have been free? As much as they are today.

    • Georgia Boy

      It just comes off as so insipid. “We say black lives matter, because if not then they don’t matter, and black lives are lives so they matter because lives matter since they’re lives!” No sh!t sherlock, I never thought of it that way, that changes everything!

    • Rhialto

      Prof. Butler is not a moron; she is a trouble maker. She endeavors to pump resentment and antagonism into Black brains. She encourages Blacks to commit acts of violence and destruction against Western civilization. She is a dangerous enemy, who must be taken seriously.

    • Juggernaut3000

      Blame goes to the Culture of Critique media and government that keep the anti-White agenda going.

      The “hands up don’t shoot” is ingrained in the pea brains of the black population and the media keep it going. Officer Wilson is portrayed as a White racist cop hunting down innocent black children for fun while on his way to a K rally.

      Blacks are being used by the Culture of Critique to carry out the war on Whites. They are a problem, but not the main one.

      • Charles Martel

        It gives white liberals a means to justify anti-social black behavior. Black people need no such justification. It is simply their nature.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    As usual, black lives only matter when they’re ended by white cops.

    Filed under “bizarre racism charges.” Yeah, that’s about right.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    Never let ANY opportunity slip away without using it as a claim for black victimhood of racism.

  • dd121

    It’s just another back-door way for leftists to drive another wedge between us.

    • DonReynolds

      I do not need a wedge issue to separate me from these people, nor do they need any sort of wedge to know to stay completely away from me.
      Anybody who wants them can have them.

  • ejXinMI

    The lady sounds like one of those idiots from the “winning” Towson University debate team. It’s just gibberish… round, and round she goes: “If black lives do not matter, then they are not really regarded as lives, since a life is supposed to matter. So what we see is that some lives matter more than others…”
    Can anybody make sense of that? Where was Cartman when she was spouting this navel-gazing BS?

    • DD-762

      Gee thanks, ejXinMl, you had to mention the Towson University Debate “Champs”. I was nearly recovered from that travesty and now the flashbacks are reoccurring.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    If just a fraction of what these people said was true the streets would be littered with the bodies of black individuals. But they are not and their premise is built on a few incidents, most of which can be explained as self defense. The narrative continues, albeit without the support of facts.

  • bubo

    Blacks are the most childish, delusional race of people on the planet.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Let me know when these racists start demanding that blacks stop killing Whites.

    • See The Future

      Just too many stupid white people.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        There is NOTHING WORSE than an anti-White White.

        • Sick of it

          Sure there is – The non-white creatures who train and support them, but cannot be named.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Of course they can be named, except by cowards. Exactly what are you afraid of, anyway?

          • Sick of it

            Same account as pcmustgo? You know I can name the Jew, but the posts rarely last more than an hour. I simple referred to the question that J.T. will not address and that post was deleted in less than an hour.

          • Juggernaut3000

            Try it. See how long your comment lasts here or on any other mainstream publication.

            You will be banned immediately and your account stopped.

          • TCA

            In fairness, they still let me post here, though they remove even the most innocuous references to…, er,…ah, to…, to….

          • Spikeygrrl

            I am glad to hear it. For once, the “mainstream publications” are doing something right.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Don’t know about that. I don’t hate Jews, but pushing any discussion of it underground probably makes it more extremist.

        • See The Future

          I am pro white.

    • Cid Campeador

      They should all be executed just for being ugly.

    • Travis Lee

      I wonder how many of those people have dislocated shoulders from patting themselves on the back so much.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Wrong…again. The police go after people who are committing crimes and it that criminal happens to be a negro, then they police go after that person. Did it ever occur to these people that one can a crime free life? They have been spoiled and told that they are special for the last 40 years and now they think that they have a divine right to commit any crime and if they get arrested, it is because of ‘racism’.

    • LHathaway

      On some level they must know they are lying to you. ‘You’re’ too scared to stick up for yourself. Surely, on some level they must know it’s not true. Some part of them must know it’s not true. That must be the happy part.

  • redfeathers

    This is off-topic…on Wednesday night cable channel Investigation Discovery will cover the murder of Autumn Pasquale.

    • Kenner

      Not off-topic at all.

  • Sick of it

    “When we are taking about racism, and anti-black racism in the United
    States, we have to remember that under slavery black lives were
    considered only a fraction of a human life,”

    Another lie. Black slaves had more monetary value than the wealth of many, many white families in the old South. Blacks slaves were too costly to murder out of hand.

    • LHathaway

      It was the racists that wanted them to count as a full person. Dinesh D’Souza brought this type of ‘miseducation’ in his book, ‘illiberal education’. It returns here (in truth it never left) .The power-that-be must have intended to get a lot of mileage out of that compromise. Whites are just devious! haha.

    • Independent South Carolina

      Correct. Little known fact: In my State of South Carolina, prior to the War Between the States, free Negroes in Charleston rented out apartments to Whites. Pretty coll huh? Of course most of their property was either seized or destroyed as a result of the Federal government.
      Also, I get tired of people saying that slaves were only consideration a fraction of a human being because of the 3/5 compromise. Everyone keeps saying its, but that’s what it was! A COMPROMISE! If the Southern States had their way, one slave would have counted for 5 people (an exaggeration of course.) It was a compromise. The South desired more representation but didn’t have the population, so she wanted to count her slaves. But there was a COMPROMISE!

      • Sick of it

        I’m sure Sherman slaughtered blacks as well as whites on his infamous journey to the sea. Just as he butchered Indians out West after the war. He was a savage. Also little known fact, the war, the end of slavery, the freedman’s bureau, etc. all combined to REDUCE the black population of the entire country to a mere 10%. The federal government is no man’s friend.

        • Independent South Carolina

          Oh absolutely. Him and Sheridan. I hope no one ever has to know what it is like to have your entire race marked for genocide by the federal Government, and have no where to go. Awful. That’s our Government for you. As a side note, I didn’t really realize until you told me about the population going down to 10%. That has always troubled me, now I see. Thanks, lol. I will use that as added ammunition against the Feds.
          Don’t get me started on Sherman and the way the Feds. treated those Negroes. Raping their women and working their men to death. Seriously, they marched those poor people miles and miles. No provisions to speak for, just a sin against humanity what happened. You wouldn’t treat a dog or a hog like they were treated.

          • anony

            If you want to read about the use of federal force against her own people in the US, read about the Bonus Army and what the feds did to them. Then read DEATH BY GOVERNMENT by Rummel.

          • Do you know who led the attacks on the Bonus Army encampment? The names are famous: Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton.

          • anony

            Yep, and they were handsomely rewarded, no?

          • Independent South Carolina

            Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely give that book a read.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    Given that blacks display utter disregard for black life (and the quality of black life) on a daily basis, it’s obvious that they don’t think black lives matter. I’ll start caring when they do. Or at least, not a second before.

  • shawnmer

    Wow. Anyone want to take a quick crack at totaling up all the factual inaccuracies, false premises, straw men, etc, in there? I gave up about half way through!

  • Conrad

    It seems to me that this author strenuously over looks the fact that more whites are killed by police than blacks. That throws the entire argument into a flat spin as far as I am concerned.

    As for the accusation of white privilege, well, we got it the old fashioned way. We worked for it. We work, study, pay our own way, save and plan ahead. We don’t riot, burn down our neighborhoods or tear up malls just because shoes go on sale. We don’t roam the streets looking for people to attack (not yet anyway). Nor do we establish the “gangster life style” as our highest goal in life.
    If you want some white privilege for yourself, start acting white – read a book.

    • ViktorNN

      It makes sense that more whites are killed than blacks, since there are more whites than blacks in this country.

      People like Butler would counter that disproportionately more blacks are killed than whites (i.e. numbers greater than their percentage of the population).

      The answer to that, of course, is that blacks commit disproportionately more crime than whites, so of course there are going to be disproportionately more deaths at the hands of cops when arrests go awry, criminals resist arrest, fight back, etc.

      What Butler needs to show is that, if all else were equal, blacks are killed more often in such situations (in the process of detention or apprehension by cops) than whites.

      Butler offers no such evidence, and to my knowledge no one on the “#blacklivesmatter” anti-police anti-white bandwagon has done so.

  • JohnEngelman

    When we are taking about racism, and anti-black racism in the United States, we have to remember that under slavery black lives were considered only a fraction of a human life.

    – Judith Butler

    Slavery was over so long ago. How much longer are we going to have to listen to this disgusting alibi? When are those people going to begin to behave and perform as well as whites.

    • See The Future

      Never, not going to happen.

      • benvad

        Genetically impossible.

    • FozzieT

      In addition, slaves were only counted as a percentage of a human life for the purposes of congressional representation. Free blacks were counted as a whole person.

  • JohnEngelman

    In fact, the point is not just that black lives can be disposed of so easily: they are targeted and hunted by a police force that is becoming increasingly emboldened to wage its race war by every grand jury decision that ratifies the point of view of state violence.

    – Judith Butler

    I wish this was really happening.

    • See The Future

      It will happen, but it will not be the police.

      • benvad

        God Willing.

      • LexiconD1

        Defiantly….probably, by the same group that ran them out of Compton CA.

    • benvad

      What world does this lady live in?

  • JohnEngelman

    intelligent forms of collective outrage have become obligatory.

    – Judith Butler

    Where is the outrage against black crime?

  • Dr.Bazzi

    The callous killing of Tamir Rice and the abandonment of his body on the street is an astonishing example of the police murdering someone considered disposable and fundamentally ungrievable.
    How about the young white female school teacher in Massachusetts who was stalked and murdered by your soul brother with a box cutter and found naked from the waist down in the woods ( this black brute has her bloodied garments on his person).
    This is the second white female teacher in Massachusetts that murdered by your black devil race.
    I could go on Judith Butler but the list is too long.
    Black hypocrite snake.

    • Ludwig

      Well said. But are you sure Judith Butler is black?

      • Dr.Bazzi

        I looked her up and I stand corrected , this creature is a white female with a self hating mind.

  • ViktorNN

    Judith Butler is a lesbian eskimo who is considered quite famous in academia.

    This article is a prime example of how intelligence is no guarantee that one will say intelligent things, and in fact, proves the point that many intellectuals will contrive the most absurd and convoluted arguments in order to justify fashionable political positions.

    It’s stunning how many falsehoods and how much absence of evidence are packed into this interview, should one bother to read the original.

    • See The Future

      Academia is evidence of the ability to memorize. At least it used to be. These days affirmative action makes up for lacking that ability. Some faculties require the ability to think and problem solve.

      There are intellectuals and there are intellectuals. Same words but not the same substance.

    • Charles Martel

      I see from her Wikipedia page that she teaches at Cal. I bet she does not live – or even dare venture – into Oakland. She spouts this nonsense from her safe perch in the Berkeley hills where she looks down on us, both literally and figuratively!

  • See The Future

    All history shows that there will never be peace between the inhabitants of this planet. In theory and in a perfect world all lives matter. There exists the necessary skills to manage populations and resources in such a manner as to minimize conflict. Through uncontrolled population growth we are destroying our forests and oceans and the animal inhabitants.
    Natural problems could be solved through leadership actions of the intelligent provided there is cooperation and other virtues. Religion and evil people are two major factors that prevent any kind of unified approach to problem solving. Armageddon will be the concluding act.

  • E. Newton

    When will we do something to help the black people? They are sweet, innocent victims of a very harsh world. When will we all band together and give them a helping hand? If not now, when? If not us, who?

  • Germanic Depressive

    One’s race is one’s family. People will always favor their kin over outsiders especially when those outsiders are very distant genetically and very predatory, stupid, and societally corrosive as is the case with blacks.

    The problem isn’t whites favoring other whites both from the basis of kinship and also the basis of actual, quantifiable, provable superiority. The problem is with trying to set up societies which depend on overturning nature to function.

    The problem is with people who don’t have a family worth being around or a house worth living in and then barging into someone else’s nice house and being amazed when they aren’t wanted, valued, or treated as well as members of the family.

    Our leaders are asking you to love a mugger off the street as much as or even more than you love your sister. Never lose sight of how strange and unrealistic that demand is. Never stop saying “no.”

    • Who Me?

      “Yes honey, God loves everybody equally–just remember, you aren’t God.”

  • Yancy Derringer

    “In fact, the point is not just that black lives can be disposed of so easily: they are targeted and hunted by a police force that is becoming increasingly emboldened to wage its race war by every grand jury decision that ratifies the point of view of state violence.”

    What an asinine statement. There are 800,000 law enforcement officers in the U.S. About 100 blacks are killed in a year, by cops, and one would have to be stupid not to understand that some number of these killings are necessary. In any event, even if NONE were necessary, we’re talking about only one officer in 8,000 takes a black life, in a year.

    One in 8,000. Yet the Times and this Judith Butler would have everyone believe this “issue” is one of nation’s most pressing problems. I scoff at their serious tone.

    • FozzieT

      Either that, or these “hunters” are horrible shots.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    If you read facts of Oscar Grant story, those police officers were in a hellish scenario that night on the subway platform, surrounded by a large crowd of intoxicated/high angry blacks. All Grant needed to do was follow directions and stop fighting officer and he would be alive. This whole false premise to protests is so obviously a black power and intimidation tool that it absolutely confounds me that so many whites are so deluded as to participate in it.

  • OyVey00

    If all lives do matter, why does a dog’s or a pig’s life not?

    Of course he’s only talking about human lives. But why is a human’s life more valuable than that of animals? Naturally, this is because humans are more intelligent than animals and possess sentience as well as higher emotions.

    Which brings us to blacks. Their low cognitive ability makes many of them unable to feel higher emotions like compassion or love, which are regarded as defining element of the human existence.

    Then why is it that the life of a black thug – whose life is driven by instinctual pleasures like an animal’s – should be valued the same as the life of a sensible human being? If an animal’s life can be considered lessan than a human’s, the lives of people with obvious cognitive and emotional shortcomings should be as well.

    That being said, it is likely that equality of all human beings before the law indeed is the best concept in practice. But laws are just that: manmade rules to enable human coexistence. It doesn’t mean that we really have to think of them as equals.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      The IQ gap between blacks and whites is completely nominal in comparison to the IQ gap between a pig and a human. Or even a chimp and a human. The difference in “value” should thus be negligible if all other factors are equal.

      I take your point that a black criminal shouldn’t have their life protected as vigorously as the innocent, but it seems to me that IQ is not a direct factor in that.

      …Or is the life of a law-abiding 130 IQ black more valuable than the IQ of an also-law-abiding 85 IQ white? If your answer is yes, then race is not a consideration to you.

  • Cid Campeador

    When is all this insanity going to cease?
    Stop giving birth to bastard offspring without a good male role model( AKA “father”)and they won’t grow up as thugs; thereby having fewer encounters with Law Enforcement.
    Every single day the news is filled with reports of wanton murders, muggings, sexual assaults, armed robberies, car jacking; the great majority of which are perpetrated by Blacks.
    I can’t believe that this cretin made a statement like that!
    Race War? The only Race War being waged is coming from Blacks against Whites, Asians and the Police!!!

    • Germanic Depressive

      Liberalism is the war on differences and consequences

    • See The Future

      Correction, we are in a race war but most have not figured it out yet.

      • Cid Campeador

        A Bob Grant fan I presume. There’s a guy who “GOT IT” and worked hard to awaken the sleeping White race.

    • Charles Martel

      Let’s start by removing the financial incentives (from the government) for teenage girls to have children.

  • John R

    Oh gosh! There is just way too much B.S. in this article to even start. My b**lsh*t meter is overloaded!

  • John R

    Noble thought. But as soon as these muzzies gained entrance into our society, they would be saying our speech is “attacking Islam.” No, your plan won’t work.

  • Juggernaut3000

    You’re going to have to fight for your White privilege.

    Soon, you will have to fight for your White life, your right to even exist. Cultural Marxism, which has a stranglehold over all American cultural institutions, believes that the White race should die.

    And, it’s making inroads as the White population declines and is race-replaced in all White homeland.

    Someone wants us genocided and if we don’t stop it, with force, they will win. As of right now, they are winning.

  • Juggernaut3000

    All covered up by an anti-White media that agrees with what blacks are doing, not only to each other (I could not care less) but to Whites.

    My point is this: The focus should be put on the people who are doing this to us, those who control the anti-White agenda in the media, K-12 academia and government institutions, places where White genocide is sanctified.

    Blacks could be taken care of in a New York minute once Whites are free from the shackles of Cultural Marxism that has been forced upon us and has its jackboot on our necks. Ask Paula Deen what it’s like to be destroyed by the most insignificant and justified words spoken 30 years ago, yet blacks can openly call for the killing of White babies and the media or government doesn’t respond.

  • Snazzy Snook

    What a load of libtard hogwash..

  • Bob Haymaker

    From the article:

    “When we are taking about racism, and anti-black racism in the United
    States, we have to remember that under slavery black lives were
    considered only a fraction of a human life,”

    Unbelievable idiocy, coming from a college professor. The 3/5ths clause did NOT mean that slave owners regarded slaves as only 60% human. What purpose would that serve, especially since it had NOTHING to do with voting rights but only for the purpose of representative enumeration? The Northern states would have preferred that slaves weren’t counted at all, as it would give them more representative power in the new union. The 3/5ths clause was a concession given to the Southern states in an effort to get them to agree to ratify the constitution, as it inflated their representation in the House of Representatives.

    As an aside, according to Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, a white man would be charged with murder just the same if he killed a slave in colonial Virginia. And according to a former slave, Henry Clay Bruce, in his *excellent* autobiography “29 Years a Slave, 29 Years a Free Man”, a slave would simply be sold into harsher conditions if he murdered a white man, but never jailed or executed, as that would be too costly for the slaver. Remember, a slave cost about $700 at a time when gold was $20/oz.

    If I had a nickel for every time some smug retard misinterprets the 3/5ths clause, I would be retired already.

    • anony

      “Unbelievable idiocy, coming from a college professor.”

      Some of the most ignorant people I’ve dealt with have been college professors. Layer on some arrogance, and you have a throughly disgusting person.

    • As you said, in 1859, a 17 year-old black guy cost about $1000, which was real money back then. Masters thus didn’t dare kill their slaves or otherwise impair their ability to work. That would be akin to me taking a sledgehammer to my power tools! The US also banned the importation of slaves starting January 1, 1808, which meant that the supply was afterward strictly fixed to existing slaves and their descendants.

  • Jim

    Professor of WHAT, exactly?

    • Yancy Derringer

      Professor of rhetoric and comparative lit at Berkeley. Funny – the scholarly journal “Philosophy and Literature” runs a “bad writing” contest to “celebrate the most stylistically lamentable” passages in recently published books and articles. None other than Judith Butler was considered worst in a three-year period for writing this:

      “The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.”

      • Jim

        Sounds like Theodor Adorno. Whenever I read a passage like that, I can’t help but laugh, because I always imagine it as part of a Monty Python comedy skit, delivered by Michael Palin or maybe John Cleese as a satire of self-important professor speak. Cracks me up. 🙂

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Okay, I consider myself a fairly competent reader. But I have NO idea what that said.

  • ElComadreja

    Black lives couldn’t matter less to me.

  • FozzieT

    You keep bringing up these things called “facts.” Stop pestering us with those. All that matters is The Narrative.

  • FozzieT

    I think that for blacks, black lives don’t matter. Look how they kill each other.

    • Over silly things like Chinese-made “afawete” shoes and arguments over who makes the best Kool-Ade. One of Colorado’s death row inmates, Nathan Dunlap went bananas and killed a bunch of people at a Chuck-E-Cheese after he was fired from a minimum-wage job there. The other two on death row are there because they gunned down a black witness to an earlier shooting (along with the guy’s black-Korean girlfriend). There are also the multitude of stabbings and shootings during “stop the violence” rallies.

    • Charles Martel

      And impregnate and abandon random girls in the neighborhood.

  • Cid Campeador

    Also pretty bad at history. Wasn’t it Farrakhan who stated that 600,000,000 Africans died during the Atlantic Crossing? In that century were there that many Black in ALL of Africa. Most of it wasn’t explored yet.
    They just spout outrageous stats., knowing that no one dare challenge them,

  • Canadian Friend

    The police is targeting blacks is as real as the tooth fairy is.

    It is a complete fabrication.

    • Yancy Derringer

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  • Stephen Wordsworth

    There are over 8 thousand homicides in the USA every year, those few
    that become international news are carefully selected to fit a certain
    political narrative, even then they have to distort the facts. There are
    many horrific and lurid crimes that despite their definite shock factor
    dont get any media because the races are the wrong way round. Apparently nobodies life matters if it is taken by a black man. Against a few blacks killed by police defending themselves there are thousand
    killed in gang violence. If the people touting the hashtag “black lives
    matter” believed what they said, they would be encouraging police to
    enter black areas and stop crime and gangs there without the fear of in
    event of having to defend themselves or stop a violent thug of being
    hung out to dry by politicians and a media kangaroo court. But instead
    the people behind that hashtag seem to want the police no go zones to
    expand and gang violence to reign. Obviously they dont really care about
    saving Black lives they only care about killing the White Man.