The NFL is allowing their millionaire football players to accuse their customers over a lie.
Personally, I care more about privileged football players disrespecting their viewers than I really care about a civic ceremony at a sports event. But it is also worth remembering that the entire narrative of racist police, and slaughtered black victims of such police, is a lie. This 2016 New York Times article shows the source of the stereotype of black criminality comes from the blacks themselves (though they simultaneously try to hide what they are admitting).
Now Heather Mac Donald writes about how more blacks are dying because of this disinformation campaign about the police.
She writes at City Journal under the headline, “Hard Data, Hollow Protests.”
The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 today, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend. Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015.
Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks.[…]
Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer.
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