Ann Coulter Takes on the Racial Grievance Industry

In a surprising series on race relations, Ann Coulter takes on the racial grievance industry and, in the process, exposes a number of hoaxes, from white racism, to white killer cops, to racial profiling.

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Ferguson Fallout

As I reported in my last column, in a beautifully titled piece (“No Facts, No Peace”),[1] Ann Coulter brought some much needed perspective to the turmoil taking place in Ferguson, Missouri.

Drawing from her best-selling book, Mugged, Coulter accurately attacked the default media narrative – “Racist until proved innocent” – and she provided numerous examples of the media’s jihad against white America and local authorities.

She further noted the necessarily changing media narrative as actual facts emerged. (Though the minds of many still remain committed to the false narrative.)

As Coulter pointed out in 1996, about another event, “We keep talking about how it’s racially-charged. It’s only racially-charged because we’re making it that way.”[2]

The injection of race into events which take place between people of different races often obscures the truth of what actually happened. Inserting a racial dynamic immediately inflames emotions and clouds reason. Indeed, injecting race into a situation typically confers guilt upon the white person, whoever it might be.

It’s not about race, but reality. (See “Race Does Not Matter.”)

In 1997, Coulter again raised concerns over the false narrative of widespread white racism oppressing blacks, saying,

“I think probably the worst things white people in American society do to blacks is compelling them to savor the experience of racism.”[3] Coulter is correct. It is the race hustlers – and the entire racial grievance industry – which is limiting the ability of many blacks to overcome the obstacles in life and be the best that they can be.

Coulter continued,

“When you talk about a racial dialogue and healing, the underlying message is ‘whites are racist, whites are racist, whites are racist,’ and I don’t think it’s true and I think it’s time we put that aside and move on. I think it’s not healthy for people to be constantly feeling like whites really are racist because they keep saying they’re racist so they really must be.” (See “Guilty of Being White.”)

More Black Cops!

Last week, Coulter addressed the clamor for more black cops in response to the already-identified false narrative in Ferguson.[4]

The prevalence of white killer cops is a favorite meme of Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and other race hustlers. Naturally, the remedy they propose is to employ more black police officers. But their solution – premised upon a false paradigm of institutional racism – employs racism to solve it. Quotas, racial set-asides, race-norming, the welfare state – these have all hurt the black community far, far, far more than they have helped it.

According to Coulter, “If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of diversity, the one thing we can be sure of is that more black people will be murdered, raped and assaulted.” Facts support her claim.

Coulter discovered “a massive, detailed 2000 study of the effect of court-ordered affirmative action plans on police departments” which “found that the more minorities on a police force, the higher the rates of murder, manslaughter, violent crime, robbery and aggravated assault will be.”

She points out that the “problem was not with black cops … but rather with the lowering of standards across the board, resulting in less-qualified officers of every race.” (Her stats and examples are worth checking out.)

As Coulter put it, “I’m against more black people being murdered, raped and assaulted.” (How about Sharpton and Holder? Oh, that’s right, they haven’t been to Chicago yet.)

Racial Profiling

The racial grievance industry is hell-bent on portraying white Americans as racist and police officers as potential killers of blacks. The utter myth of America as a racist nation is continually propounded as fact by those who would profit from its proliferation.

Race hustlers are wealthy, powerful, and famous.

Yesterday, Coulter again used facts to expose yet another racial grievance industry hoax – the myth of racial profiling.[5] Coulter traced the origins of this myth and offered compelling evidence for discarding it

Coulter wrote, “Throughout the 1990s, the nation was fixated on tales of jack-booted New Jersey state troopers who were stopping speeders on the turnpike just because they were black!

Coulter considered the source and discovered, “As is usually the case with bogus race studies, the pivotal 1993 survey compared speed stops on the New Jersey turnpike to the population of all drivers on the turnpike – not with the population of all speeders on the turnpike.”

She noted the nonsensical nature of its conclusion: “Such meaningless studies are popular on the left, where it is assumed that people of different races, genders and ethnicities will always behave identically in all respects.”

Coulter also observed what proponents of that study should have grasped: “Any study purporting to show that too many blacks are stopped for speeding must first determine how many speeders are black.”

But race hustlers often miss the obvious and their disciples are often all too caught up in their emotions to even question the “facts” being given to them.

As Coulter noted, the Public Services Research Institute conducted a study “of nearly 40,000 drivers” to confirm the flawed 1993 survey and it reached its own conclusion: “No racial profiling.”

Update:

Every single investigation into the Ferguson shooting – including the exhaustive federal Justice Department investigation – exonerated Officer Wilson and determined that the Hands Up, Don’t Shoot narrative was a lie.

Even though this false racial narrative – this myth – has been proven false, many media, political, and cultural elites continue to promote this false narrative and attack those who expose it as a fraud.

That false racial narrative plays into the fears of those who are race-obsessed or who have been indoctrinated into believing racial stereotypes, which is ironic given they accuse others of racism.

Endnotes:

[1]       Ann Coulter, “No Facts, No Peace,” 8/20/14.

[2]       Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 10/13/96.

[3]       Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 6/14/97.

[4]       Ann Coulter, “Would It Kill You to Hire More Black Cops? (Yes),” 8/27/14.

[5]       Ann Coulter, “Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study,” 9/3/14.

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