By Bob Parks
As a conservative Republican, I restrain the annoyance of being in the company of those I don’t know and based on the color of my skin, the automatic assumption that I’m a liberal, Obama-loving, #BlackLivesMatter-supporting, cisgender (but flexible) Democrat.
With that, it’s also very sad that when most people look at black people, they don’t see us as individuals when we’re represented by the worst depictions found almost daily on social media.
A gang of teenage girls filmed themselves targeting female strangers in random attacks on the streets of Philadelphia. The disturbing video shows the girls approaching their unsuspecting victims on the street before proceeding to slap them and wrestle them to the ground.
The violent video sparked outrage when it was shared online.
— Daily Mail (UK), 7/9/19
Because of political correctness in the media, whenever we hear “teens” doing very bad things, nine times out of ten stereotypes dictate we’re talking about black people.
The Philadelphia media was very careful to not let their words match the very clear visuals.
There are many inconvenient truths at play here. One being an absence of responsible parents (most of the time, parent) allowing their children to run wild in convenience stores, shopping malls, and on the street. Another being the bleeding-heart excuses (socio-economic conditions) by scraggly-haired white liberals issued to defend such criminal activity.
The last being the amount of young people who are suddenly declared innocent victims of “racist” law enforcement; incarceration or worse that would have never happened had black people been given the dignified expectation of knowing right from wrong and acting like responsible citizens.
But it appears that’s asking too much of too many.