The Washington Post recently published an article, written by Karen Attiah, that demonized millennials, claiming that not only are young Americans intolerant, but they are just as racist as previous generations. What substance did she use to make such an accusation? It is based solely upon the actions of one individual, 21-year-old Dylann Roof.
Last Wednesday, Roof went into a predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina. After spending approximately one hour in the Bible study, he fatally shot nine of the attendees. It was later revealed that the shooter was racist.
So, just because one person, who has been proven to have physiological problems, commits a racially motivated act, his actions define an entire generation?
This is liberalism at its finest. Rather than trying to bring unity to this nation, Attiah promotes racial division. Sadly, this commentator is not alone.
In the speech delivered following the shooting, President Obama blamed guns as being the culprit in this incident.
“We do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun,” Obama said. “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. It is in our power to do something about it.”
Two days later, during a speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Obama said that liberals must start changing people’s minds, by propagating gun control.
“And ultimately congress acts when the public insists on action.” Obama stated. “And we’ve seen how public opinion can change. We’ve seen it change on gay marriage, we’ve seen it beginning to change on climate change. We have to change how we think about this issue. We as a people have got to change.”
It is a proven fact that when gun control is implemented, such as in the United Kingdom, both the violent crime and homicide rates increase. This is the result, because law abiding citizens are no longer able to defend themselves.
On a PBS show in Nevada, Hillary Clinton blamed the shooting on Donald Trump and conservative talk radio. If anyone (other than the shooter) is responsible for this shooting, it is the liberals who have been promoting racial division.
We were told that once Obama became president, it will show that the United States of America is no longer a racist nation. Surprise! Apparently, according to the Washington Post, we are as racist now as we have ever been. Ever since Obama took office, progressives have accused conservatives of opposing Obama’s policies solely because we “can’t deal with the fact that there is a black man in the White House.” I think it is important to remind the Democrats that had it not been for the Republican Party, African-Americans would have never been freed from the chains of slavery.
As politically incorrect as it may be to say this, there are many liberals in the African-American community who want to see racism thrive. People like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson have organizations that claim to be dedicated to ending racism, when actually they make race relations worse. Both Sharpton and Jackson benefit monetarily from racism, therefore if racism is successfully terminated, their primary source of income is also terminated, because they will have nothing left to fight.
If we truly want to end racism, we must start by refusing to acknowledge those who seek to divide us, and instead focus on promoting unity.