I think maybe President Obama needs to put a lid on it at this point. He’s already participated in exacerbating the situation by highlighting, yet again, the relatively rare and often debatable instances of white police officers irresponsibly and unjustifiably killing innocent blacks. It happens, and it’s tragic when it does, but it doesn’t appear to be a frequent occurrence, and there doesn’t seem to be an epidemic or racist cops killing blacks.
There is, however, an epidemic of African Americans killing African Americans. Maybe he can talk about that once in a while, since that is was is ending blacks live that matter, and particularly those of young blacks, today. I believe we have unnecessarily created racial tension in this country when Obama could have brought us together to find ways to stem violence in the inner cities. But that’s not as interesting or appealing as stomping your feet about racism.
So disappointed that Obama bought into the Al Sharpton approach. I thought he was something different. I was deceived.
Of course, the best way to help the inner cities is through conservative policies that take poor people off of government assistance and give them jobs and new alternatives for a better education. But that certainly would not be Obama’s focus.