White People Are A Little Too Damn Happy About Trevor Noah vs. Tomi Lahren
David Dennis, Jr.
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OK you bring up some excellent points that I can relate to somewhat. My father is a retired NYPD sergeant and would often tell me horrific stories of how cops would treat black people or as he would say “perps.” That violent reality has existed for a long time.

When you state in your article that “Noah holds his own,” I would say that his arguments were spotty at best. You underestimate the fact that Tomi Lahren went on his show with the odds stacked against her. Granted Trevor had some good digs such as when he said “You don’t see color, how do you see a traffic light.” However, if he was on a conservative show he would have been hit with statistics (Noah revealed none in this debate) and would have been eviscerated. The reason I know is because whenever Trevor was hit with facts such as black people are 18 times more likely to kill police, he had no response, stuttered, and then changed the topic. I linked three articles that support this fact from the DailyWire, Washington post, and WSJ.

. http://www.dailywire.com/news/7264/5-statistics-you-need-know-about-cops-killing-aaron-bandler

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/07/19/academic-research-on-police-shootings-and-race/

“Police officers — of all races — are also disproportionately endangered by black assailants. Over the past decade, according to FBI data, 40% of cop killers have been black. Officers are killed by blacks at a rate 2.5 times higher than the rate at which blacks are killed by police.” http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-myths-of-black-lives-matter-1468087453

All of this data took me a quick .02 second google search, which makes me question how hard you looked for data and how hard anybody in the black community is looking at the facts. The problem that I have is that people like you are failing to recognize the facts and are choosing to instead to believe the media, who wrongly perpetuates BLM for their selfish interests and not for the real struggles within the African community.

If BLM wanted to gain my respect and the respect of the rest of the country as a significant movement towards peace and equality, then they should look at the statistics and analyze the reasons behind why some numbers are disproportionate such as black on black crime as well as black people shooting police. Until the black community addresses the problems and hatred that exist within their own community, then they will never have my respect or anybody who believes the facts.

You also state that Tomi Lahren “spouted violent propaganda” while Noah was just trying to get her to “value his black life.” This statement implies that BLM is trying to convince white people that black lives matter. My question to you is should the purpose of BLM be to convince white people that black lives matter or black people that black lives matter?

So who is your war against, like Tomi said “Who is your war with? Police? Government?”

In my opinion the whole movement is focused on the wrong thing. The black community is playing the victim of some sort of make believe oppression and failing to address internal issues within the black community.

White people understand the black lives matter but our question to black is do black people understand the black lives matter? If BLM made this adjustment in their philosophy then they could be accepted as a legitimate group for positive change. But targeting police men and shouting to “fry them like bacon” is why BLM is compared to the KKK.

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