It gets so sad talking to some of these liberals who are convinced that everyone is out to get them and this is true no more than with very liberal blacks who are convinced the police are all racists, waiting to do them harm. I ran into someone I haven’t seen for a long, long time online and while we’ve never been more than passing acquaintances, this pretty much demonstrates why. It wasn’t more than a couple of minutes into the reunion than he started complaining that police keep harassing him because he’s black. He kept complaining about “driving while black”, that police will pull him over for no reason other than he’s a black man driving a car.
Now I’ve heard these stories before but never really had anyone that I could really question about their experiences so I asked him to tell me about a couple of instances. First, he told me that he was pulled over by a white cop “for no reason at all” and started to assert that it must have been because he was black. I asked him what happened, did the officer say anything about his skin color, did he make any disparaging remarks or anything else that could be directly attributed to him being a racist? Nope, he just knew that it was a racist thing and the cop gave him a ticket for speeding. Wait a minute… speeding? So he didn’t pull him over for no reason at all, he pulled him over because he was speeding! Oh no, that must have been just an excuse, it was all about race!
The second incident, he was pulled over by another white officer and again, no racist language, no threats or anything negative but it just had to be racial in nature. Oh, and he had a broken tail light that the cop warned him to fix. No ticket, just a warning and the cop drove on. But somehow, this is all harassment because this guy was breaking the law and driving with a broken tail light.
Now I’m not going to say that there aren’t legitimate instances where people are pulled over because of their skin color and those cases ought to be decried. However, let’s be honest, correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation, even though that seems to go through the minds of liberals on a constant basis. It has to be racist because that’s the first thing they think of in just about every situation. Or sexist, some of them go that way automatically too. Yes, if the cop pulls you over and starts saying some racist crap, you’ve got a legitimate beef. Unless that’s the case though, unless you have some actual evidence that it was a racist move, let’s stop whining and just do what you’re supposed to be doing.