Popular sports reporter and culture pundit Jason Whitlock is an excellent writer with a quick wit and a brilliant mind. He also happens to be an African-American man who has been reporting on college sports for years, and as such, he has a unique insight into the debacle at the University of Missouri (Mizzou).
In his most recent column, titled Crying Wolfe Exposes the Real Problem, Whitlock digs into the underlying problem with the Mizzou fiasco and exposes the hypocrisy of modern American liberalism. Whitlock passionately and intelligently calls for his readers to consider what racism really is and to reject the liberal attempts at creating a new class of victims of people who have never actually been wronged or oppressed.
The appropriate questions for the kids, the journalists and their white, liberal enablers/manipulators are: 1) Which area is more in need of a safe space, Mizzou’s campus or Lee’s neighborhood? 2) Why are liberals pouring the most energy and passion into policing the safest space? 3) Why have those same liberals declared war on the very people and profession (police) they call at the first sign of trouble in the most unsafe space?
It’s all enough to make you think they don’t really have the best interest of black folk in mind. Let me remind you again: In general, African-Americans are the most religious people in America. We are traditionally conservative, which does not mean Republican. The black church, where Father Pfleger serves, has always looked first to create safe spaces where black people live.
I’m not evangelizing. I’m trying to show you who’s on your Day 1 team and who’s driving a limousine offering rides to tokens willing to be used as pawns.
I’m also trying to avoid ridiculing millennials. Whatever their shortcomings are, they’re a reflection of previous generations’ failures. We turned the education of our best and brightest kids over to predominantly white schools. We allowed them to abandon the black church. It’s not difficult to understand why they can’t distinguish between rude behavior and racism.
Liberal elites define racism as “code words” and “dog whistles” and the utterance of the N-word by white people. They reduced racism to a language. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall and our Greatest Generation defined racism as laws and policy.
Teach that in your home, at your church and at school and there won’t be another smokescreen, racial circus the next time faculty decide to overthrow a high-ranking administrator. I’d suggest the media teach it, too, but I can’t reduce the message to a 140-character tweet.
Read Whitlock’s entire essay on Mizzou over at his website J. School. It deserves to be read and shared all over the Internet.