I would say I’m touched by Barack’s inclusion of the other Officially Recognized Victim Group in America, but I’m not.
In fact, when I read his comments earlier today, before the Dallas happenings, I was sorta befuddled. Why bring up Hispanics now in the context of police shootings of Black suspects (which ostensibly this whole mess is centered about). Barack seems to be spreading the seeds of righteous victimization in preparation for the racial hell that appears to be “manifesting” itself nationally.
President Barack Obama on Thursday called for “a greater sense of urgency” in addressing racial disparity in policing following the controversial fatal police shootings of two black men in two days.
“All of us as Americans should be troubled by these shootings,” Obama said in Warsaw, Poland Thursday evening eastern time. “Because these are not isolated incidents — they’re symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system.”
Obama’s comments echoed a statement he made earlier Thursday following the fatal police shootings Alton Sterling in Louisiana Tuesday and Philando Castile in Minnesota. Both incidents were captured on video and evoked outrage from some in the public.
Obama pointed to “a wide range of studies” he said show that African-Americans are 30 percent more likely to be stopped than whites, and after being pulled over blacks and Hispanics are more likely to be searched.
Last year blacks were shot by police at a rate of more than twice that of whites, Obama said.
“And when incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if because of the color of their skin they are not being treated the same, and that hurts,” Obama said. “And that should trouble all of us.”
“This is not just a black issue, it’s not just a Hispanic issue — this is an American issue that we should all care about,” Obama said. “All fair minded people should be concerned.”
Uh, thanks for thinking of Hispanics, Barack, but really, I’m leery about your motivation for drawing us into the this polarized dialogue of racial antagonism. If you need to draw another race besides Blacks into your #RacialFlavorOfTheMonthMatters nonsense (in order to complete this strange socially responsible circle you are attempting to draw like the bumbler you are), why not Native Americans?
According to the Guardian, they are more like to be killed by police than even Blacks.
Once again, thank you for thinking of Hispanics, but any parallel you are attempting to draw, or unrest you are looking to exploit among a fledgling #HispanicLivesMatter movement, is duplicitous and riddled with ulterior suspicions. Interesting that you chose this deviation in semantics today, hours before Dallas blew up. After all, you are the Ulterior President.