Racism Against Whites Is a Sin, Too

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Pope Francis has condemned racism, and what Catholic could possibly disagree? Responding to the killing of George Floyd, the Holy Father said: “My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.” I have to think he would agree that racism against whites by blacks should also be condemned.

But it seems there is something of an open season on whites by blacks and this has to be concerning.

Consider the the video of an Hispanic gentleman going on and on about how “we have to kill white people. Otherwise, there will be no change. We need to start interbreeding with their women, having as many children as possible and get our race going.”

Then there was the tweet from Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor for the Washington Post and winner of prestigious journalism awards, who said: “The lies and tears white women hath wrought: the 1921 Tulsa massacre, murder of Emmett Till, exclusion of Black women from feminist movements, 53% of white women voting for Trump. White women are lucky that we are just calling them Karen’s. And not calling for revenge.”

Yet there does seem to be a bit of revenge-taking going on.

Have you seen the video of a black gentleman walking along the sidewalk in New York City who passes an elderly white woman and pokes her sharply in the head, knocking her into a fire hydrant?

How about the young white girl sitting on the subway, surrounded by black girls, one of whom smacks her across the face and then proceeds to punch her repeatedly in the head?

Then there’s the video of a young black man in a Macy’s department store beating the snot out of a white employee. The white man cowers on the floor, unable to defend himself from the criminal assault.

There’s the white guy who’s dragged out of his car and shot with fireworks at close range by a group of black men.

A white boy sits on a bus minding his own business when a gang of black girls pounce on him and beat him senseless.

A thirteen-year-old white boy dies after being sucker-punched by black classmates in school.

There’s video of Black Lives Matter protestors mobbing white Catholics as they pray the rosary in front of the statue of Saint Louis IX, King of France.

A black nursing home orderly films himself pummeling an elderly patient.

A white guy walks along the sidewalk in a city somewhere. He approaches a group of young blacks who jump him and beat him as he lies prone.

A dreadlocked black man stomps on a white man who’s curled up in a ball on the ground.

An elderly white man hobbles down the aisle of a grocery store. A muscled-out black guy comes up behind him and delivers windmill haymakers to the old man’s face.

A young white girl holding a baby on her lap sits at a picnic table at a ball field. Black girls taunt her and, all of a sudden, one of the black girls grabs the white girl by the hair. She drags the white woman and her baby onto the grass, where she proceeds to beat her down.

There’s a “person of color” who straps on brass knuckles, walks up and coldcocks a white boy, then pummels him on the ground.

Having listed all of these, and I could list many more, I must also say that none of these videos shows the whole story. All of them are utterly without context, which is one of the serious problems with all online video accusations. We only know what we see when someone pushes the record button. Yet isn’t it odd that these assailants feel safe recording their crimes and posting them on social media? It’s as if they knew they wouldn’t be punished.

Anyway, imagine if even one event like this showed whites doing the same to blacks. There would be a national upheaval—or, even worse, yet another “national conversation” about race. Yet, these instances go largely unremarked. How are these events not hate crimes? It appears that these people were targeted because of their race. But we’re told that the victims (that is, blacks) cannot be victimizers. It’s impossible, because they have no power in a systemically racist society. Tell that to the little old lady who ended up in the hospital.

And then there’s the whole “Karen” phenomenon. For those who somehow haven’t heard the term, a “Karen” is a racist and misogynistic slur aimed at white women who are alleged to call the police on black men without just cause. Women branded as “Karens” by social media mobs routinely lose their jobs and even their pets.

That’s why, when noted race-baiter Karlos Dillard followed a white woman home and called her a Karen after she flipped him off and brake-checked him, she began sobbing hysterically and begged him not to post the video on social media. “You’re not going to be on Instagram,” he assured her. “I’m not going to ruin your life.” He then immediately posted the video to Instagram in an attempt to ruin her life… and maybe sell some t-shirts.

Despite billing themselves “anti-fascists,” no group in 21st-century America more closely imitates the methods of 20th-century Europe’s jackboot thugs than the Antifa terrorist group. Likewise, soi-disant “anti-racists” are now feeding into dangerous anti-white narratives that are costing people their livelihoods—and, often enough, their lives.

So, is it open season on white people? I don’t see how it could not be. We are the devil: that is what kids are taught nowadays. We are the font of evil upon the world.

Two things seem to be happening at the same time: an epidemic of hate hoaxes and an epidemic of black-on-white attacks.

The epidemic of fake white-on-black hate crimes, now going back decades, started with the Tawana Brawley case in New York. Back in the 1980s, Ms. Brawley—then just a teenager—claimed to have been raped by several white police officers. Her story was splashed across the front page of every newspaper in America. Al Sharpton took up her cause. It turns out she made it all up in order to get out of trouble for getting home late one night.

There’s the Duke lacrosse hoax of 2006, when a black stripper falsely claimed she was raped by a gang of white boys.

Of course, there’s Jussie Smollet staging a fake hate crime. The actor singer claimed to have been assaulted by racist homophobes in MAGA hats on the streets of a gay neighborhood at three in the morning. Come to find out, he paid two black men to attack him so he could pretend to be the victim of racist violence.

There are the reports that regularly come to us about nooses being hung in black neighborhoods—and, lately, a black NASCAR driver’s garage. Most of them turn out to have been placed there by other blacks, or else simply aren’t nooses at all.

I’m convinced these hate hoaxes are happening at epidemic levels precisely because authentic hate crimes are not happening at appreciable levels. What seems to be utterly real, however, is an epidemic of blacks attacking whites, often brutally and without provocation. Have they been given permission? Could it be that the race hustlers like Karen Attiah and the leaders of Black Lives Matter actually want racism to increase? Is it part of their plan to divide further the races, thereby gaining an advantage in various power grabs? Shutting down the police is one thing, but coopting the police to their cause would be a coup of massive and dangerous proportions.

Whatever is really happening, it seems as if something horrible has been loosed upon our land. I can’t see how we’re ever going to come back from it.

As the Holy Father said, we must defend the sanctity of every life. That means defending black lives. It also means defending white lives. All lives are sacred. All lives matter. And that is not a racist thing to say.

Austin Ruse

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Austin Ruse is a contributing editor to Crisis Magazine. He is the author, most recently, of No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic (Sophia Institute Press, 2021).

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