Ebony Editor Isn’t Sure Killing White People Should Be Considered a ‘Hate Crime’
After President Barack Obama said the murder of fives Dallas police
officers was a “hate crime,” EBONY editor Jamilah Lemieux said she
wasn’t “comfortable” with the use of the term to describe the murder of
white police officers.
“I have to say, I would not describe
‘hate crime’ as the most comfortable word choice, considering these
circumstances,” she said on CNN Wednesday
argued, “when we use a phrase like ‘hate crime,’ we’re typically
referring to crimes against people of color, people of various religious
groups, LGBT people, people who have been historically attacked, abused
or disenfranchised on the basis of their identity. To now extend that
to the majority group and a group of people that have a history with
African-Americans that has been abusive– and we can apply that to either
police officers or to Caucasians– I think gets into very tricky
CNN contributor and former FBI agent Steve Moore
wasn’t buying that argument. “You can’t just say that only certain
groups are allowed to be hated, only certain groups can have crimes
designated as hate crimes against them,” he replied. “That’s racism.”
Really - I'm not kidding!
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