No bias here, right? Paranoid Washington Post writer wonders if it’s time for black people to “flee the country”

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While some people, in particular those in the Biden administration, claim that the greatest “danger” to the country is white supremacy, some of the biggest racists are in fact black journalists (hello Joy Reid). Now it’s time to add another one to the list, Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post.

According to Fox News, Capehart penned an op-ed this past week in which he said his so-called fear of “crazy white people” could force him to leave the country. From his lips to God’s ears. The last thing this country needs is another media mouthpiece bloviating about white racism.

In the piece called “Why black people are afraid of ‘crazy’ white people,” Capehart explained that he felt under former President Trump that he and his other half might have to “flee the country.”

“Let me try to explain. Things felt so dicey during the Trump years, I half-joked that my husband and I might have to reenact that scene from ‘The Sound of Music’ and flee the country.”

Note  the not so subtle comparison of Trump to Adolf Hitler. Pretty tricky there, Capehart.

“Now an alarming report from the Southern Poverty Law Center shows that my ‘Operation von Trapp’ might need to go live. The ranks of ‘crazy’ white people appear to be growing—and the rest of us don’t know what to do about it,” the clearly paranoid Capehart wrote.

In expressing his concerns, he cited the mass shooting in a Buffalo, NY grocery store as a factor, along with a Washington Post poll that a majority of blacks now fear white people, at least to an extent. Thank goodness white people didn’t feel the same way after a black nationalist mowed down people in Waukesha, Wisconsin’s Christmas parade last year.

“75 percent of African Americans worry they or a loved one will be physically attacked because they are black. 70 percent of African Americans think at least half of white Americans hold white-supremacists’ beliefs. 75 percent of African Americans say white supremacists are a ‘major threat’ to black Americans.”

Those statistics are hardly surprising. All we’ve heard over the past five years, and especially over the past 17 months is that the United States is a “systemically racist” country that was “founded on white supremacy.” When it is constantly drummed into the heads of blacks that Trump voters (that 50% Capehart was referring to) are “white supremacists,” it’s only a matter of time before they begin to believe it.

Capehart then further diminished credibility by his next statement. He dismissed the possibility of arming himself while making the factually incorrect claim that Second Amendment rights are not available to blacks.

“The right to self-protection, let alone the right to bear arms, doesn’t exactly apply to black people,” he alleged. “Think about it. Imagine I get a gun for self-protections (not that I never would, but stay with me). A situation arises in which I use it to protect myself. But then the cops arrive, see a gun, ‘fear for their lives,’ and well, the rest writes itself. Remember Philando Castile? We can’t win.”

Capehart’s statements are so intellectually dishonest that they cannot go unanswered.

First his allegation that the Second Amendment “doesn’t exactly apply to black people.” According to a 2017 Fox News piece, concealed handgun permits obtained by blacks surged between 2012 and 2016, with the number of blacks who have permits growing 30 percent faster than whites.

A 2021 survey by Statista showed that 35 percent of white Americans reported personally owning a firearm, while 23 percent of non-white respondents made the same claim. That is hardly a significant divergence, yet Capehart claims there is some huge disparity. Again, intellectually dishonest.

Then there is the intimation (once again) that police officers are hunting down black men. Again, statistics do not bear that out. But hey, that doesn’t stop Capehart from showing what an abject ignoramus he is.

Yes, more blacks are killed by police than whites, but that is a simple matter of (again) facts. The fact is blacks offend at a higher rate than whites. A 2021 report from the Manhattan Institute showed that in that year, 14 unarmed blacks were killed by police, while 25 unarmed whites were similarly killed. And the definition of “unarmed” is not quite as it seems.

And when you consider that in a given year police make over 10 million arrests yet only 14 unarmed blacks were killed by police, it is obvious Capehart might need some medication for his obvious paranoia and schizophrenia.

As The Federalist reports, according to 2020 FBI data, the race of all offenders of violent crime is split evenly between blacks and whites, 44 percent each. The more glaring statistic is that number is even when blacks only make up 13 percent of the U.S. population. So clearly, blacks come across law enforcement at a much higher rate than their white counterparts.

Then there is the issue of black vs black crime. Again statistically, blacks are far more likely to be victimized by other blacks than by Capehart’s invisible boogeyman, the “crazy white person.”

Capehart however, went back to his premise of leaving the US (why do these leftists always threaten it yet never do it). While he also claims “many people of color have been pondering” doing so for the past several years,” he believes for himself it wouldn’t be likely “crazy white people” would force him out of the country.

“Sure we can vote and organize, and change hearts and minds and all that. And we must! But I don’t blame us marginalized (dude, you write for the Washington Post) people for being scared. The warnings of a potential loss of freedom, liberty, and life are omnipresent and unrelenting, like being in the middle of Times Square with every sign flashing ‘You in danger!’” he continued.

Paranoid…schizophrenic.

Capehart, a clear unhinged loon has gone off the rails a number of time, crying wolf about white people and conservatives in both his Washington Post column and on DNC state television, MSNBC. For example in September, Fox noted, he said that “MAGA and the domestic threat” were more of a danger to the US than either ISIS or the Taliban.

One last thing. Capehart’s “husband” is white. Hopefully, he’s not one of those “crazy white people,” but honestly…having a relationship with that lunatic? Birds of a feather, maybe?

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USA- When you see the anti-police sentiment sweeping the country, it is largely being driven by the media, Democrats, and far-left radicals who make the claim that police are engaged in a virtual genocide against people of color, but primarily black men.

That storyline has led to a demonization of the police not seen in a generation, if ever. The worst part about that  narrative? It is 100% false, and statistics bear that out.

Why then does the perception exist that the killing of black men by police is as common as people think it is? A recent study says that depends on your demographic makeup.

In fact, that study showed that the American people significantly overestimate the frequency with which black men are killed, and more so those beliefs are closely connected to their political affiliation.

Statistically, black men ages 25-29 are more likely—in fact five times more likely—to get killed in a traffic accident than they are getting killed by a police officer using any method of force.

Yet, eight out of ten black residents in responding to the survey believe young black men are more likely to get killed in a police shooting than in traffic accidents.

Conversely, blacks who voted for President Trump last November were much less likely to believe that young black men died at the hands of police than were killed in vehicular accidents.

Still, a majority of them…53% guessed incorrectly, which seemed to indicate that such a belief was not simply a matter of ideology. However among Biden voters, 81% were incorrect.

The study showed the demographic closest to getting the answer correct were white Trump voters, where only 15% incorrectly believed police killed more young black men than were killed in car accidents. For white Biden voters, the figure was 53%, and about 10 points higher than that for highly educated white liberals.

The surveys, which were conducted in November and December of last year were enclosed in a report on “The Social Construction of Racism in the United States,” conducted by University of London politics professor Eric Kaufmann. The data he collected on police killings and traffic deaths were gleaned from science journals and a highway insurance nonprofit.

Kaufmann’s study found that ideology, who respondents voted for in the presidential election, and their view on whether “white Republicans are racist” had more of an effect than race on a person’s answer to the question.

He noted that education made nearly no difference whatsoever in how black respondents answered—78% of non-college graduates and 76% of college graduates believed police shootings killed more young black men than traffic accidents.

However white (70%) and black (95%) respondents who held the belief that “white Republicans are racist” were the farthest off. Kaufmann noted his findings mirrored a recent survey series conducted by the Skeptic Research center, which showed “very liberal” Americans believed police killed at least 1,000 unarmed black men in 2019—which he called “a likely error of at least an order of magnitude.”

In fact, according to studies, only nine unarmed black men were killed by police in 2019.

Black Biden voters said at a rate of twice as many that they experienced more racism under the Trump administration than under Obama. Black Trump voters meanwhile reported “a consistent level of racism” under the two administrations.

In his study, Kaufmann explored the phenomenon of “moral panics.” One such moral panic is the issue of bigotry and bias. While clearly some bias does exist, the public’s perception of the extent has turned into one of those “moral panics.”

The belief is that white supremacy is running rampant, with a New York Times op-ed saying that “black people should fear for their lives when going for a jog.” That is of course absurd…or was absurd until the recent spike in crime.

Kaufmann says the misperception of racism exists in America has been driven by things such as critical race theory and intersectionality, which he said were previously restricted to graduate seminars. That however has now crept into corporate America, Silicon Valley tech companies, and into the public schools.

That spread has increased the belief that bigotry is everywhere, however data tells a different story. However because there is a widespread notion that racism is everywhere, including in our police departments, perception becomes reality. And with a complicit media complex as well as Democrats pushing the narrative, it makes it even more difficult to get the truth out.

Kaufmann lays the blame for the current state of race relations in the US as part of Tocqueville’s paradox…that while “measures of racist attitudes and behavior has never been more positive, pessimism about racism and race relations has increased in America.”

Why has this happened? “Ideology, partisanship, social media and education have inclined Americans to ‘see’ more bigotry and more racial prejudice” than previously.

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He noted that so-called “increased” levels of racism under the Trump administration is more a measure of perception rather than reality. He also said that people perceived crime to be increasing over the past 25 years when in fact it has been declining.

To show how much something such as the critical race theory fallacy affects perception, Kaufmann said that by reading a passage from critical race theory author Ta-Nehis Coates “results in a significant 15-point drop in black respondents’ belief that they have control over their lives.”

One interesting statistic that emerged was that a slight majority of blacks and whites overall felt that political correctness on race is demeaning to blacks rather than necessary to protect them. Among political affiliation, 51% of liberals thought it was demeaning while 54% of conservatives believed so. However among whites, there was about a 20% divide between liberals and conservatives (43% liberals, 62% conservatives).

Another key factor Kaufmann found was that “exposure to social media and other media appears to be related to survey respondents’ view of both the national prevalence of racism and their personal experience of it.”

How much does media drive the perception of racism? His study found that between 2001-2014, nearly 70% of Americans believed race relations between blacks and whites were good.

However after the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, that number dropped to 47%, and hovered in the low 50s between 2015 and 2019. Since the Black Lives Matter protests started last summer, that number has dropped down to 44%.

Likewise the study showed that approval of whites of interracial marriages rose from around 4% in 1958 to 84% in 2013. Where exactly is this systemic racism that supposedly exists in the United States? In addition, the share of intermarried newlyweds went from 3% in 1967 to 17% in 2015.

Kaufmann lays much of the blame for the misperception on race relations on social media. As he says, “the emergence and rapid spread of social media may account for this.

Combined with smartphone citizen journalists, social media mean that knowledge of white police on black suspect violence is more likely to circulate widely, where it can ignite riots and boost the salience of the race question.”

An example of that happened last year in Detroit, when a cellphone video of an encounter between Detroit police and a black suspect immediately circulated on Twitter, without context and where a second video of the incident later released showed the suspect pulling a gun on the police. However the damage was already done, and a small riot ensued.

Despite the fact that such incidents are declining in number, they are more likely to be captured live and get circulated and shared rapidly.

One survey seemed to confirm this with black respondents in 2016 were more likely to report experiencing discrimination than those not on social media. Kaufmann said on questions about whether blacks had experienced people acting suspicious of them or thinking that they are not smart, those on social media answered yes at a rate 20 points higher than not.

In conclusion, Kaufmann found that ideology and to a lesser extend social media exposure and university education heightened people’s perceptions of racism. In addition depression and anxiety are also tied into perceiving more racism.

One interesting conclusion reached was that liberal whites are more supportive of critical race theory than blacks, who more aspire to resilience. He also found that critical race theory had a detrimental effect on black’s feeling of being in control of their lives.

Finally, he found that around half of reported racism is either ideological or psychological in nature, and the increase in proportion of Americans believing racism is an important problem is for the most part socially constructed.

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