Associate Professor John McWhorter addressed the senseless murder of Australian student Chris Lane by three OklahomaÂ teenagers in a Time magazineÂ article titled, “Don’t Ignore Race in Christopher Lane’s Murder.”Â Subtitled, “The Association of Young Black Men with Violence Doesn’t Come Out of Thin Air,”Â McWhorter’s article is remarkable inÂ a number ofÂ respects, notably because he is a black man, because he concedes ugly truths about black crime in America that few other African-AmericansÂ are willingÂ to admit, and because his opinions were published in one of the most liberal-leftistÂ magazines in the country.
Far more typical of the always politically-correct Time was its news story that appeared on August 20, “3 Teens Charged in Slaying of Australian Player.”Â The online magazine reported Oklahoma officials’ account of the murder and the teens’ parents defense of their kids and featured a CNN video of a 911 call but neglected to report the critical details that two of the teensÂ are black and that one had posted vile, anti-white racist comments on Facebook nor didÂ Time provide any pictures of the confessed assailants.
Time did, however, see fit toÂ slip inÂ a plug for gun control despite the fact a gun has never been known to shoot anyone of its own volition: “Former Australia deputy prime minister Tim Fischer criticized the NationalÂ Rifle Association and asked Australians to avoid the U.S. as a way to force itsÂ Congress to act on gun control. . . .I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of theÂ three teenagers (but) itâ€™s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground inÂ the USA. There is a gun for almost every American.â€
Those intentional, PCÂ omissions and the PC tendency to blame inanimate objects like guns for atrocities areÂ reflective of what Prof. McWhorterÂ bravely refers to in his “Don’t Ignore Race . . .”Â article.Â He also contrasts the reaction, theÂ ”massive alarm,” over the tragicÂ but defensible killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman with Christopher Lane’s premeditated murder and reaches the heretical (among professional black agitators) conclusion “that young black men are in fact more of a problem than people like Zimmerman.”Â
Â So, too, are Christopher Lane’s killers, Chancey Allen Luna and James Francis Edwards, Jr., problems especially in view of Edwards’ April TwitterÂ statementsÂ that “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM” and “Ayeee I knocced out 5 woods [black slang for white people] since Zimmerman court!:) lol sh*t ima keep sleepin sh*t! #ayeeee” andÂ other tweets glorifying violence, guns and gangs.
The third murderer, MichaelÂ Dewayne Jones, was only charged withÂ being the wheel man in the attack and as an accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.Â
For inexplicable reasons none of them will be charged with committing a hate crime.
McWhorterÂ ventures even further into racial heresy by citing the minimally-reported, recentÂ incidents of “three black boys who attacked a white boy on a Florida school bus,” and “cases such as the two black guys who dousedÂ a white 13-year-old with gasoline and lit him on fire, saying ‘You get whatÂ you deserve, white boy’ inÂ Kansas City, Mo. or 20 black kids who beatÂ up white Matthew Owens on his porch ‘for Trayvon’ â€ in Mobile, Ala.”
The professor courageously concludes, “So, itâ€™s just fake to pretend that the association of young black men withÂ violence comes out of thin air. Young black men murder 14Â times more than young white men. If the kinds of things I just mentionedÂ were regularly done by whites, itâ€™d be trumpeted as justification for beingÂ scared to death of them.”Â (http://tinyurl.com/ny3g7z4)Â Â Â
Amen, Mr. McWhorter, and thank you for your honesty.Â Now it would be appropriateÂ for you to comment on former Congressman Allan West’s tweeted question, “Who will Potus identify w/ this time?”Â Â
I’m guessing Obama won’t pick the white boy,