After the maelstrom of George Floyd’s death, America’s supposed incurable heart of racism, according to most of the media, is worse than ever. However, this does not appear to be the case if you look at what people are actually doing, rather than what they are merely saying.
The recent sentencing of the actor Jussie Smollett, who was found guilty of staging a race-baiting hoax hate attack, proves – if proof were needed – that America as a whole is not racist.
Smollett reported to the police that he was attacked by two Trump supporters one night in Chicago. Soon it transpired that he had hired two Nigerian brothers he knew for $3,500 (for which he wrote a cheque), to stage a ‘racist’ attack. So obviously fake was his story that Dave Chappelle mocked it to death before the case even went to court.
Not only was Smollett not discriminated against or assaulted for being black or gay (as he had claimed), he was doing pretty well in the supposedly racist America, starring in a range of films and TV shows. In fact, it appears that America is so anti-racist that Smollett could not even find a single white man to fake a racist attack with.
For a while, Smollett was the darling of the media. They fawned on him with oleaginous compassion and gullible faith as he told his cooked-up tale on one interview after another. This media tendency to believe any and all narratives that suggest America is racist is undoubtedly why Smollett arranged the hoax and thought he could get away with it.
Indeed, the US seems to be rife with people perpetrating hate crime hoaxes.
Wilfred Reilly, Professor of political science at Kentucky State University, compiled a database of hate crime allegations. Out of the more than 300 allegations he examined, more than two-thirds turned out to be possible hoaxes. Focusing on hoaxes, between the years 2010 and 2017, Professor Reilly identified 409 confirmed cases of false allegations.
The inane and incessant politicisation of race no doubt encourages many people, like Smollett, to take advantage of the race pyramid. If anything, black people are placed at the apex of this social hierarchy provided that, according to Identitarian rules, they toe the woke line. What is particularly telling are the amazingly numerous cases of white people pretending to be minorities. If America was truly racist, why would a seemingly endless queue of white people abandon their so-called white privilege?
A few recent examples: Rachel Dolezal spent years identifying as a black woman, releasing books, giving talks, and was even the former head of the NAACP before resigning under controversy. Jessica Krug resigned as an Associate Professor of African history at George Washington University after writing that she had ‘claimed these identities as my own when I had absolutely no right to do so’ on a Medium post. Satchuel Cole, a community leader in Indiana who advocates for racial and social justice, said, ‘I have taken up space as a black person while knowing I am white.’ And of course, Elizabeth Warren, whose claim of Native Indian ancestry is less substantial than the average white American.
The actions of these disingenuous people suggest that to them, there are only things to be gained from entering the club of the so-called victimised racial group in the supposedly racist country of America.
Despite the shrill demagoguery of race-baiters, according to the US census, people whose ancestries are Indian, South African, Pakistani, Iranian, Lebanese, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Armenian, Korean, Syrian, Ghanaian, and Nigerian all have higher median household incomes than white Americans.
As the eminent black scholar Thomas Sowell diagnosed: ‘Racism is not dead, but it is on life support – kept alive by politicians, race hustlers, and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as “racists”.’
People like Smollett and the media, who try to enrich themselves by fanning division and hatred, should be treated with the utmost disdain and contempt.
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