It was very appropriate that on Friday, the day after the massacre of five Dallas police officers, the New York Times devoted nearly all of the top half of its front page to four enormous photos of the death of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer.
Of course, the paper was printed prior to the Dallas murders; and even the New York Times might not have so prominently featured the Minnesota killing on its front page had the Dallas murders occurred a few hours earlier.
Also appropriately, on the day of the Dallas murders, the Times published two white-hating and police-hating pieces.
One was by Michael Eric Dyson, a radical black professor of sociology at Georgetown University. The Dyson column is nothing more than a racist hit piece on “white America.” An example:
At birth, you [whites] are given a pair of binoculars. . . . Those binoculars are privilege; they are status, regardless of your class. In fact the greatest privilege that exists is for white folk to get stopped by a cop and not end up dead when the encounter is over.
Dyson wrote these words based on the police killings of two blacks last week, about which he knows nothing except the narrative of the (left-wing) media and what he has seen on some grainy phone videos.
And not once does Dyson mention that the Minnesota police officer was a Latino. Why would he? That would suggest that Latinos, too, are given racist binoculars at birth. But Dyson would never say so, because it is white America he loathes.
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Nor does he note, or perhaps even know — because of his left-wing binoculars — facts such as these:
In 2015, of the 990 people shot dead by police, 93 were unarmed, and 38 of them were black. Of the 505 people shot dead by police thus far in 2016, 37 were unarmed, and of them 13 were black. Given that blacks murder and rob more than whites — 62 percent of robberies, 57 percent of murders, and 45 percent of assaults in the 75 biggest counties in the country (despite comprising about 15 percent of the population in these counties) – an unarmed black is less likely to be killed by police than an unarmed white (Washington Post data).
Does Dyson, a professor of sociology, not know these statistics? Does he not know that, statistically, whites have more reason to fear being murdered by a black than vice versa? If he doesn’t, he shouldn’t be teaching sociology. If he does, students should be aware that he is a left-wing, black-nationalist propagandist, not a teacher.
The black and white Left have led much of America, and especially black America, to believe that cops are generally racist, that there is “systemic” racism, and that whites are privileged and racist. It’s all a lie that has had — and will continue to have — murderous consequences.
America has become the least racist multiracial, multiethnic country in world history. This drives the America-hating Left crazy. That’s why they manufacture fantasies such as “microaggressions” — non-racist statements that the Left labels racist, foolishness like “White Privilege,” and the dangerous rhetoric of Blacks Lives Matter.
Just yesterday, the New York Times published the results of a study conducted by a black Harvard professor of economics that shows that “when it comes to the most lethal form of force — police shootings — the study finds no racial bias.”“It is the most surprising result of my career,” said Roland G. Fryer Jr., the author of the study.
One assumes that this Harvard professor has never read Heather Mac Donald or any of the other conservatives who have been writing about this for years.
The New York Times, as the flagship publication of the Left, and the rest of the Left, have the blood of police on their hands. And not just cops’ blood — the blood of the blacks murdered because of police reticence to vigorously patrol black areas. What is known as the “Ferguson Effect” was created entirely by the Left.
— Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code, was published by Regnery. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com. © 2016 Creators.com