Black Lies and White Anger

American black people are being lied to and the lies destroy them. They are being lied to by corrupt people like Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton Jr. and Jesse Jackson and the leftists in our news media. They are being told that their poverty is due to prejudice and that the police are targeting them out of bigotry. They are being told that the dreadful existence of slum life grew out of slavery and is being perpetuated by hatred.

None of this is true. Poor black people are poor because they have no family structure and get little education. Police target them because so many more young black men are criminal thugs than young men of other colors. Women clutch their purses when a black man gets on an elevator not because they're racist but because the statistics and the facts they have seen with their own eyes have taught them that that's the wise thing to do. People aren't suspicious of young black men in hoodies because people are ignorant or bigoted. They're suspicious because reason and experience tell them that young black men in hoodies are threatening.

O. J. Simpson wasn't innocent. Tawana Brawley wasn't raped and neither was Crystal Mangum. George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense. There is always racism everywhere, but America may be the least racist country on earth. For black people to think otherwise is to believe lies created to keep a narrative in place. The narrative gives the people who create it power and an appearance of virtue — Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, the news media and the rest.  As for poor black people, the narrative keeps them poor and angry and helpless and so destroys their lives.