Cobb County Lt. Greg Abbot pulled over a car in July 2016, on suspicion of DUI. The white driver tells him she's afraid of being shot. He tells her:
“But you’re not black,” he interrupted. “Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah, we only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen black people get killed? You have.”
A cynic might be tempted to remark that he's not wrong, but U.S. police kill white people — they just kill black people in disproportionate numbers, because they are racist as well as violent.
There’s the shot; here’s the chaser: We have deleted a tweet that did not meet our editorial standards.— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 5, 2018 We’re a ways short of the term ‘racism’ being proudly reclaimed, but there’s not much ground left between here and there.
“There is, and ought to be in this great country, the freedom to say goodbye.”
The New York Times published a carefully compiled and sourced list of Donald Trump’s racist utterances and acts, going back to his refusal to rent homes to black people in the 1970s and ending, for now, with whatever shit he tweeted this weekend. There’s one section titled “Other Assorted Racism.”
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