Obama’s Double Standard on Race

Obama was quick to racialize the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, but reticent on Dallas.

America has just experienced one of the saddest weeks anyone can remember, certainly since the 9/11 Al Qaeda attacks. Two young black men shot to death by policemen, one white, the other Asian, in episodes that seem, in early perceptions, to have been senseless. Then eleven Dallas police officers shot from ambush—at least five fatally—in a racially charged spree of savagery. Such events, and certainly such events in confluence, defy efforts to give expression to the human emotions they unleash. We try, of course, reaching for the most powerful and outrage-charged words we can muster, but everything seems to fall short. It’s too sad, too numbing, too disheartening.

  • JoKeR

    Obama’s legacy:

    • Charlie was more honest.

      • simus1

        Trying to find a bigger LPOS than Emperor Barry would be a lengthy task.

  • Because Obama is an opportunist of the worst sort even though he holds real black Americans with a great amount of contempt. They were a means to an end and nothing more. Hell, Obama has never even smelled a ghetto.

    • Bro’

      Is yu saying he dont sleep with Michelle?

      • Vaguely Human

        I dunno, really. The question is can Wookies cross-breed with race warriors, or has Al Al Sharpton (PBUH) being selling his genetically modified sperm on the side?
        I dunno that either but in the wonderful world of BLM (or even WLM) anything is possible. These really are confusing times.

      • No amount of alcohol can make me guess at that.

  • Alain

    People like Obama and short-pants Trudeau actually have no standards, so I wouldn’t call it double standard.

    • Clausewitz