If there’s one silver lining in the Dallas tragedy, it’s could be that now due to some real-life experiences (as opposed to media propaganda), some folks have been willing to tone down the anti-police hatred. Probably not a ton, judging by the past weekend, but videos like this women acknowledging that it was white cops who protected her and her sons when the shooting started might help…
“I was running behind them and I felt the bullet in the back of my leg,” she said, pausing to gather her emotions. “My son went to grab me but I was already shot so I grabbed him and lay on top of him. Police asked was anybody hit, because he didn’t know I was shot. I said yes, but not loud enough because I didn’t want my son to hear. The officer got on top of me and covered me and my son. Another cop [was] at my feet and another [stood] by us and they protected us. I saw another officer get shot in front of me.”
Taylor said that a the majority of the officers who shielded her were white, and said the experience made her “admiration for police greater,” while acknowledging that she always admired the efforts of law enforcement.
Unfortunately, this woman will be ostracized and criticized by much of the “black” community. I put “black” in quotations because said community includes charlatans like Jesse Williams (half-black) and Shaun King (zero black). I’m not even sure that the “Black Lives Matter” movement represents the “black community” any more. Sure, they scream the loudest. Sure, they get the most press. But nearly every black person with whom I interact on a daily basis finds themselves embarrassed by the whole charade. Like the campus hippies of the 60’s blocking real college students from getting to their classes, most black Americans just want to move on with their day and be productive members of society.
Meanwhile, Deray is doing his best to get arrested, and Shaun King is still claiming he was the victim of an anti-black hate crime despite being verifiably white (Read “Caught: Shaun King is Actually White” here).
I hope to see more strong, black women like Mrs. Taylor speak out. Because if “Black Lives Matter” can organize thousands of people to block highways, maybe, just maybe, they can organize thousands of people to fix/educate their community on the problems plaguing it. Just a thought.
But… all cops are racist. Or something.