De Blasio: 'Centuries of Racism' to Blame?
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that Eric Garner’s death was tragic because it’s part of a large and long-term pattern of racism in our nation. “It’s a conversation that’s really much less about any one case,” de Blasio said. “It’s something much bigger. … We’re not just dealing with the problem in 2014, We’re not dealing with years of racism leading up to it or decades of racism. We are dealing with centuries of racism that have brought us to this day. That is how profound the crisis is.” Garner’s death had nothing to do with race, but leftists really want this round peg to fit into their square hole. As National Review’s Kevin Williamson writes, “For the Left, this is all tribal, white hats vs. black hats.” If you’re on the “wrong side,” you’re racist – end of debate. And, for leftists, police happen to be on the wrong side. We refer the mayor to Rep. Peter King’s comments about the black police sergeant overseeing the takedown.