The Portland Mercury has provided two new examples of murky leftist thinking for our entertainment.
In this example, it claims that whites are more crime-prone than other races:
THE PROBLEM is familiar. According to the latest batch of traffic data released by the Portland Police Bureau, covering all stops in 2010, cops continue to pull over and search African Americans and Latinos about twice as often as white Portlanders.
Also familiar, if equally troubling, is the idea that cops are targeting blacks and Latinos in what accountability advocates see as “fishing expeditions.” According to a review of the data by Portland Copwatch and the Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA), whites are way more likely to have contraband like weapons or drugs, even though they’re searched far less often.
The problem is, indeed, familiar: Leftist race-denialists continuing to recycle their own regurgitated vomitus over and over again, lapping it up each time as if it’s the word of God. I commented that if the writers and editors of the Mercury truly believe this absurdity, then they must surely be living in predominantly black/Hispanic neighborhoods themselves. I predict that, if there is any response at all, it will be one or two of them claiming that they do actually live in such neighborhoods. I call them out as liars in advance.
Speaking of liars, here’s another doozy from the Mercury that seems to be only in the print edition for now (“Love Notes” June 21-27 pg. 3):
Some people out there just want to spew their hate on you. I am white. I dyed my hair black. Idiots in pickup trucks screaming “Fuck you, you fucking Spic bitch! Fucking Spic!” following me several times. I was refused seating in a restaurant on two occasions. Racists can be too stupid to distinguish between races. So, they don’t care about you or your behavior or whatever. They just want to hate a color. They don’t represent most people, I think, but they are everywhere, scattered in with everyone else, so it FEELS like they are everyone. I am lucky, I can choose to make my hair be red again and suddenly I’m white and my white privilege comes back and everyone mostly treats me better.
Clearly we are not being told the whole story here. Do they really expect us to believe that black-haired people are regularly subject to the abuse she describes? I have black hair (okay, some of it is now grey) and I’ve never had such experiences, at least not from whites. If anything, people put up with me more when they consider me “non-white”. At least this is the impression I get. I couldn’t help but notice that there was no mention, in the Mercury, of the latest black-on-white attacks in the Portland area. Perhaps I missed it.