Wednesday on CNN’s Tonight, race-mongering philosophy professor and leftist media fixture Cornel West declared, in the wake of the police shooting of black suspect Daunte Wright, that American police “have been out of control since the slave patrol.”
“[A]ll of us have to come to terms,” West rambled, “and we’re not just talking about Black folks, just as a human being who has a deep care and concern about a people who have been dealing with police, who have been out of control since the slave patrol. So we’re talking about hundreds of years. There’s thousands of black people who have been shot down by the police, male and female, children and grandchildren.”
He continued, “I’m a Black man in a three-piece suit. I still get treated bad, not as bad as my brothers and sisters in the hood, but any Black person can be terrorized and traumatized with police out of control. So this notion that somehow if you comply, I tell them to get off the crack pipe and try to get some sympathy and sensitivity to their fellow human beings who are of color who are Black. It is not just Black. It’s brown and indigenous people, but it’s especially Black, white supremacy targets Black folk in that way, and we’ve got to come up with ways of protecting each other and defending each other.
“We can’t allow this to go on and on and on,” he concluded. “Some kind of accountability has to be in place.”
Some kind of accountability is in place — it’s called an investigation and a trial. West and his leftist media cohorts, however, want cops tried and condemned in the court of public opinion. They never talk about the crimes committed by black suspects such as Daunte Wright or Michael Brown which led to confrontations with police in the first place, or the accountability of black suspects to comply with cops’ commands rather than resisting arrest, which would almost completely eradicate such tragedies. Because black accountability doesn’t serve the left’s racial narrative.