Black Lives Matter Activist Tries to Make Scalise Shooting About Race

  • 06/15/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
It took less than a day for a top Black Lives Matter activist, Shaun King, to make the shooting in Alexandria, Va., about race—complaining that the media is going too easy on the shooter, and claiming that white men should be “banned” to reduce mass shootings.

The shooting—which was carried out by a white Bernie Sanders supporter, and targeted Republican congressmen, injuring Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana—had nothing to do with race.

But according to King and Black Lives Matter, that’s exactly the problem.

“I’d like to take a quick second to break something down regarding this awful shooting in Alexandria, Virginia,” tweeted King, to begin his long Twitter rant.

“Had the shooter been Black, or Muslim, or an immigrant, few people would spend time parsing if they were also conservative, liberal, etc.,” he wrote. “But the shooter, believed to be 66 year old James Hodgkinson, was white. Notice though, the nuanced treatment he receives from whites.”

King doesn’t bring up exactly what “nuanced” treatment he’s referring to—Hodgkinson was slammed by politicians on both sides of the aisle, including Bernie Sanders himself.

King continued: “Instead of white people, in general, taking the heat for James Hodgkinson, he is almost instantly being called a liberal radical.”

“But when a Muslim does what James Hodgkinson just did, the prevailing white discourse is not to talk about the TYPE of Muslim he is. Nah.”

“If a Muslim shot at Congressmen today, it would be called a terrorist attack. Islam itself would be widely condemned & blamed,” he added.

Then came the kicker: “But I continue to say that if America wanted to drastically reduce mass shootings by way of a human ban, white men must be banned first.”

King admitted that was hyperbole—but still stuck by a potential plan to ban white men as being a “factually” accurate way to stop mass shootings: “Of course, I am against banning any group of people, but factually speaking, banning white men would drastically reduce mass shootings.

It’s easy to imagine the left’s shocked and horrified reaction if a conservative demanded to ban black men, and (without evidence) complained that a black shooter was being let off the hook too easily. Welcome to the left’s identity politics.

King finished his rant by, ridiculously, playing politics: “But, what you and I know, is that American safety is not really a priority to conservatives. They play games & political football with it,” he finished.
 Source: AAN

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