Posted on July 20, 2022

China Blames Systemic Racism for Uvalde Massacre

John Hayward, Breitbart, July 19, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party’s ghoulish determination to squeeze political points out of the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting continued on Monday and Tuesday with back-to-back editorials claiming the confused police response demonstrated the “systemic failure” of American democracy — and, in an odd ideological bank shot, systemic racism.

China’s state-run Global Times was utterly delighted with the devastating investigative committee report released Sunday that found almost 400 law enforcement officers converged on Robb Elementary School during the May 24 shooting, but due to “systemic failures” and “egregiously poor decision-making,” it was nearly an hour before anyone intervened against the killer.


“The so-called systemic failures are, in fact, the consequences of Washington’s systemic problems, including the inability to institute gun control and end institutional racism,” the Global Times pontificated. There was no apparent racial motive to the Uvalde shooting or the police response.


The Global Times also accused American cops of being “highly likely to use guns” when they feel like shooting black people for no good reason:

In contrast to the poor U.S. law enforcement shown in the Uvalde mass shooting, the country’s law enforcement officers have excessive use of force against racial and ethnic minorities, especially African Americans. For example, Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old black man, was killed last month at the hands of police in Ohio, with a preliminary autopsy report finding at least 46 gunshot wounds and 26 bullets in his body.

From George Floyd to Jayland Walker, all these cases highlight the systemic racism entrenched in U.S. law enforcement. A U.S. report released in May revealed that African Americans as a community are at least four times more likely to be killed by gunshots than the total U.S. population and 12 times more likely than white people.


The Global Times decided to hammer the same points in a similar editorial on Tuesday, which argued American police lack the discipline, civic spirit, and backing of a strong central government that supposedly make Chinese police into more effective agents of a superior system: