When It Became Racist to Call Michael Brown Big

It became a theme on the left last week that Officer Wilson’s characterization in his grand jury testimony of Michael Brown as “Hulk Hogan” and “a demon” was implicitly racist, reflecting age-old stereotypes of the “giant negro.”

Michael Eric Dyson repeated this charge in a typically gaseous New York Times op-ed on Sunday:

The trove of documents released after the grand jury’s decision included Officer Wilson’s four-hour testimony, in which the 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound cop said that his encounter with the 6-foot-4-inch, 292-pound teenager left him feeling like “a 5-year-old holding on to Hulk Hogan.” He used the impersonal pronoun “it” when he said that Michael Brown looked like a “demon” rushing him. To the police officer and to many whites, Michael Brown was the black menace writ large, the terrorizing phantom that stalks the white imagination.

These clashing perceptions underscore the physics of race . . .

Where to begin? First of all, Michael Brown was indeed a big guy…

  • Girón

    He is tiny, the African American human.

    where is the ladder?

  • mauser 98

    ….Sharpton, Holder, CNN silent on this one
    Cop Punched Inside Squad Car, Gun Was Taken Away and He Was Murdered With That Weapon
    Read more at http://iotwreport.com/?p=264293#YV8IxT5UWacdTJru.99

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    • Clink9

      That poster is racist as it defines “family” only in a white way. Please turn yourself in to the nearest government depot and return your BCF Premium Card.

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  • tom_billesley

    Sizeism is the gorilla in the room.

  • G

    Concealed carry by the shop clerk could have solved this entire thing.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m just wondering when Sharpton will run a segment on his show screaming that the Nobel Peace Prize committee is of course racist for disallowing Michael Brown from being nominated for the the Prize (because he’s dead and they don’t give awards to dead people……who are black…….etc etc)

  • northernont

    This whole episode has taken on the “bonfire of the vanities” reality show, with everyone with an agenda jumping on board. The grand jury was used as a cover for a prosecutor not wanting to charge Wilson at all. The
    prosecution presented all evidence including exculpatory evidence,
    allowed the accused to testify, suggested self-defence,not what a grand jury is for, and grilled
    witnesses that told a story different from Wilson’s — saying this was fair, but differing from the grand jury process that occurs in
    99.9999% of all other grand jury cases and doesn’t include any of those features. This should have went to trial irregardless of Wilsons innocence or guilt or Browns bad behaviour.
    At least in a trial Wilson’s version of the events could have been cross examined properly.
    Some things like, why was he fired from the Jennings Police Dept, his last job or what happened to the orbital eyesocket blowout fracture and severe beating he took from Brown that was all the rage days after the shooting. Pictures of his face do not support a beating in which one feared for his life, and the eye fracture turned out to be a total fabrication.
    Don’t get me wrong, I hate the race hucksters that this type of incident attract, but at least lets judge the merits of the case.

    • Minicapt

      The use of the Grand Jury was completely legitimate, except to those who salivate over the possibility of hanging a police officer.
      Try to be fewer stupid than you’re peers.