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Jun 28 2017

Dem Congresscritter Denounces Statistics as White Privilege

You know what else is a racist manifestation of white privilege? Statistics:

It all started at a House Judiciary Committee hearing where [Rep. Steve King, R-IA] brought up the high-crime rates of Central American nations that many immigrants hail from. King called the violence of countries like El Salvador shocking, but then pointed out that some cities in the U.S. have comparable murder rates.

Specifically, the murder rate in New Orleans post-Katrina was very nearly as high as El Salvador at 90 per 100,000. It remains one of the most violent cities in the country. The Big Easy has degenerated to the point that part of it is represented by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), the Congressional Black Caucus lout who infamously made crude comments about Kellyanne Conway being on her knees. He went after King like a hydrophobic dog:

“We’re going to lose all civility in this committee if he thinks it’s appropriate to compare New Orleans to Guatemala,” Richmond fumed…

El Salvador, Guatemala, what’s the difference?

Attempts by the committee chairman to calm Richmond failed. He started raving about the Ku Klux Klan and even issued a veiled threat of physical violence.

“If the gentleman persists on it, then let’s go in the back and have the conversation about New Orleans. If it takes walking across over there, then I’m prepared to do that, too.”

Then out came the white privilege card:

“It’s not appropriate. It’s insensitive. And it’s nothing more than traditional white privilege of ‘let me criticize a minority city,’” he declared.

Demagogic showboating of this sort must please the voters in Richmond’s district. It certainly pleases the left-wing media. Fusion praised the oaf for shutting down King’s white privilege. Seriously:

Meanwhile, no one lifts a finger to stop the bloodshed in New Orleans. The stratospheric murder rates of cities with large black populations isn’t the problem; acknowledging it is the problem. Because statistics are white privilege.

On a tip from Torcer.

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