What Do Black People Think?
Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, April 28, 2021
I’m baffled — again.
Sometimes I marvel at how different blacks are from whites, and this has been a time of marvels. Let’s start with the latest police shooting to get the full, national outrage treatment: Ma’khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. On April 20th, police got a 911 call with screaming in the background and a frantic woman shouting that someone “is trying to stab us.” Twelve minutes later, there was another 911 call, but the woman hung up, saying the police were already there.
You may have seen the police body-cam video, but here are the crucial 15 seconds in slow motion. This is the first thing the officer sees when he gets out of the car. 6:18 – 7:52
Guess who that guy is doing the kicking? It’s probably Ma’khia’s father. I don’t see how anyone can watch this video and not think the white officer did exactly the right thing You can’t count on a taser to stop someone in a split second.
But Ma’khia has relatives who disagree. Aunt Hazel told the Daily Beast, “The police are going to lie. They’re not here to protect and serve. They’re here to kill Black folks.” Great Grandmother Ila, said, “It looks to me like that’s what the police wanted to do, to kill her.”
And so, of course, there have been indignant calls for justice for Ma’Khia. I think Ma’Khia got what she deserved for nearly slitting someone’s throat, but apparently I’m wrong, and she was another innocent victim of police racism.
A website called TB Daily News has learned that Ma’khia had terrible parents. This appears to be her father, Myron Hammonds. A kindly-looking fellow. He is now playing the aggrieved father, but he had to be taken to court to admit he was the baby daddy. Here is the record of the paternity case. Plaintiff is the mother, Paula Bryant, and he is the defendant.
TB Daily News also learned that dad had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and has a criminal record as long as your arm. But he sure came through for Ma’khia when she needed him in that knife fight, didn’t he?
Ma’khia’s mother Paula was charged in 2004 with domestic violence and assault, and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. In 2010, she was charged with domestic violence and endangering children and again pleaded down to a lesser charge. No wonder Ma’khia ended up in foster care.
Now, of course, the family that didn’t do much for her while she was alive, is thinking about trying to cash in with a lawsuit.
The family is no doubt encouraged by all the virtuous wrath about Ma’khia’s early demise. Anti-police activist Bree Newsome said this about the shooting: “Everyone should be frightened that the ruling white elite have done such a thoroughly successful job of not only disconnecting us from the means of basic self-sufficiency but also convincing us we need armed white officers to manage our children & communities.”
In the video, Ma’khia looked pretty well fed to me, so I don’t understand this stuff about basic self-sufficiency. Also, the only grownup in the video was not exactly trying to manage his child. And I don’t think black people would have called the cops if it was just a matter of managing children.
Valerie Jarrett was Barack Obama’s closest adviser in the White House, and she’s upset, too. A Black teenage girl named Ma’Khia Bryant was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight. Demand accountability. Fight for justice. BlackLivesMatter
Officer Nicholas Reardon probably saved the life of the girl in pink. That means he did more for black lives than the entire BLM movement ever did. Does Valerie Jarrett think he should have pulled up a chair and watched?
Of course, if he had let Ma’Khia stab that girl to death, Officer Reardon would have been a white supremacist who heartlessly sacrificed an innocent black body. If he had been black, he would be praised for quick thinking and good shooting. Whitey never gets it right.
Officer Reardon committed “adultification” right there on the spot and robbed Ma’khia of the freedom to be a child.
Meanwhile the national media were overwhelmingly and completely silent about something that happened just three days earlier. In LaPlace, Louisiana, just upriver from New Orleans, there was a birthday party for a 12-year-old — but an unusual one: nine children were shot. The oldest was 17 and the youngest was 12. No one died, but two went to the hospital. A gun battle at a birthday party is sad though not unheard of, but there’s worse. Here is the news release from the Sheriff’s Office. Please note these words. ““Not one person has given a formal statement,” Sheriff Tregre said. “I am asking witnesses to come forward.”
There were more than 60 people at the party. No one will ID any of the shooters — despite a $2,500 reward. Yes, we know all about snitches get stitches. There’s even a white version. If someone in the Corleone mob rubs out someone in the Tattaglia mob, the Tattaglias don’t call the police. They handle it themselves. But a 12-year-old girl gets shot at a birthday party and no one talks to the police? It’s almost as if black people hate white people more than they care about their own children.
As I say, this was strictly local news, and barely even that. The New York Times isn’t talking about it, much less interviewing experts. I’d like to know what the “adultification” swamis have to say about firefights at birthday parties. And how about some learned anguish over why Mom and Dad won’t go to the police. This is a much more important story than Ma’khia Bryant. And — think about it — it’s much more important than George Floyd. But because there are no white people to blame, it’s not a story at all.
Let’s switch to the Washington Post which, of course, lavishly covered the Ma’khia story with headlines like “Ohio Police Fatally Shoot Black Teenage Girl Just Before Chauvin Verdict.” Those nasty police deliberately timed it for the verdict, you see.
On the same day as the LaPlace shooting, WaPo published one of its columnists. Let me tell you about him. He’s on the editorial board of the Post. That’s a big deal. He’s a regular on the PBS NewsHour and a contributing commentator at MSNBC. He wrote speeches for Michael Bloomberg. He was the youngest person ever appointed to the editorial board of the New York Daily News. When he married his white boyfriend — yep, there he is on the left — Eric Holder officiated, and was moved to tears.
This is Jonathan Capehart, one of those black people who live gilded lives. Well, his April 17 column was called “Being Black in America is Exhausting.” He beefed about “the trauma of the Derek Chauvin trial.” I guess he wanted a hanging without the bother of a trial. Referring to every black — man, woman, young, old, without exception — he wrote, “We are under siege.” But he’s glad so many white people are waking up to how awful it is to be Jonathan Capehart. He’s grateful for what he called “a moving message” he got from a white guy: “I’m sorry you wake up every morning to a world that doesn’t appreciate you, doesn’t give you the same rights as your white counterparts, and expects you to give joy and humor just because you are allowed to live.”
White people expect Jonathan Capehart to “give joy” just because they allow him to live? Folks, this is psychotic. No one in America tells blacks that. No one even thinks it. This stuff goes on only in the sick minds of Jonathan Capehart and his pals. Why does the Post even publish ravings like this?
Black people are under siege? Yes, but not from white people. From knife-swinging black teenagers and gunslinging party goers. But that doesn’t seem to bother Jonathan Capehart. Not at all. Nor does the fact that in 2019, about 7,500 blacks were murdered in this country — almost all of them by other blacks. When the numbers from 2020 come in, they will be a lot worse. Police killed only one 30th of that number, and all but a handful were armed.
As this headline notes: Homicide is the leading cause of death among young black males” Homicide by other young blacks. They are eight to nine times more likely to be murdered than young white men. Jonathan Capehart isn’t worried about that.
Also, if you do the calculation based on these numbers from the US Justice Department, you will find that any given black person is 48 times more likely to attack a white person than the other way around. Forty-eight times. But poor Jonathan Capehart is under siege — from us. He says white women clutch their purses and white men check for their wallets when he walks by. We’re supposed to believe that? How often has it really happened to him? And *if* it really did, it’s because blacks are more likely to be criminals.
But the poor dear is under siege. Just like every other black man, woman, and child in America. He ends by saying blacks “just want to be able to live — in peace.” Jonathan, darling. That’s exactly what we want. And we will be able to live in peace only when we are far from the likes of you.