Monday, November 24, 2014

Giuliani Is Proving Why Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Invaluable

Almost too predictable for mention - but it was

This weekend, when Chuck Todd asked former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani about the preponderance of white police officers patrolling black neighborhoods nationally, what did Giuliani do? He did exactly as Ta-Nehisi Coates said he would,...and changed the subject. Here's Coates in his piece, "Black People Are Not Ignoring 'Black on Black' Crime":

“The pattern is the transmutation of black protest into moral hectoring of black people. Don Imus profanely insults a group of black women. But the real problem is gangsta rap. Trayvon Martin is killed. This becomes a conversation about how black men are bad fathers,...”

And here, sure enough, is a demonstration of that: Giulliani prefers saying anything - literally anything - to staying on-point, because: 

Because, if Giulliani was looking his country "in the eye," he'd surely see he's led a force full of resentful, and unrepentant, white supremacists who are incapable of dealing with the problems white supremacy has created for us all:

But he can't say that - he can't face it - so we get this, instead,...

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