Who Is to Blame for Bias?

Political correctness kills. The leftist philosophy that conflates dishonesty with virtue is costing lives. The lie — and it is a lie — that young black men live under threat from the police obscures the hard truth that tough policing protects young black men from the true threat of other young black men. The resulting protests and anti-police violence and hostility cause cops to retreat from the areas where they're needed most and the violent death rate increases.

Likewise the left's truly childish notion that it is somehow bigoted to notice that an awful lot of terrorists share the same [redacted] religion causes people to turn away and fail to report the radicals in their midst, letting terrorists strike at will. As one Twitter wag put it: "See something. Say something. Get accused of Islamophobia."

But let's acknowledge for a moment that there is some justice to the sad tales of bias the left often uses to promote dangerous PC lies. Here, for instance, is Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, a black man:

In the course of one year, I’ve been stopped seven times by law enforcement officers. Not four, not five, not six, but seven times in one year as an elected official. Was I speeding sometimes? Sure. But the vast majority of the times, I was pulled over for nothing more than driving a new car in the wrong neighborhood, or some other reason just as trivial…

And — although Jews are far more likely to experience hate crimes in America than Muslims — any decent person can sympathize with the 15-year-old Muslim girl who told the New York Times:

“If a Muslim hasn’t been called a terrorist in middle school, lower school or high school, then they’re probably in a really great school — and I’m happy for them!”