Greenfield: Two Shootings and a Racist Double Standard
In Kansas City, Missouri, Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old teenager, was shot and wounded by the homeowner when he knocked on the wrong door. In Gastonia, North Carolina, Kinsley White, a 6-year-old girl was shot and wounded along with her parents when a basketball that children had been playing with rolled into a neighbor’s yard.
Ralph has already gotten a phone call from Joe Biden, and an offer to visit the White House. He has two lawyers representing him. His story has been splashed all over the national and even international media. The Washington Post has run no fewer than 17 stories about Ralph’s case: far more than the gangland funeral home shooting that actually took place in Washington D.C.Kinsley, last heard tearfully asking, “Why did you shoot my daddy and me?” has not gotten a presidential phone call. The very different treatment of the two stories would be baffling except for the one defining fact that to leftists explains everything in the universe and justifies all their power grabs and abuses.
Ralph, as you probably know from the media, was black and his shooter was white. Lest anyone miss this vital fact, the mainstream media incorporated it into headlines such as, “White Kansas City man Charged with Shooting Black Teen” and “Police Charge White Man for Shooting Black Teen Boy”.with a sledgehammer but was allowed out anyway. He was probably starved of opportunities in his community. The unfortunate truth is that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and racial huckster lawyer Ben Crump, already greedily slurping at the thought of another big payout, and the entire media, don’t care about Ralph Yarl, any more than they care about Kinsley or Kaylin. The 16-year-old boy isn’t interesting to them on his own and had he been shot by a black man, he would have been just another statistic like the one out of every 1,000 young black menshot and killed in the year of BLM. The only reason that Biden called Ralph is because he was shot by a white man. It’s really the white man they care about. And how he can be used as a racial caricature: the embodiment of all the evil white men who are oppressing black people all over America. The white bogeyman whom Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the rest of the gang promise to protect black people from as long as they keep voting for them and tolerating their criminality. Black lives, white lives, no one’s lives matter to them, only elections do. Elections are the gateway to power and the entire purpose of their political movement is to take power. Racism has been the platform and plank of the Democrats for longer than anything else. The party that once whipped up lynch mobs against black people by exploiting white victims now whips up lynch mobs against white people by exploiting black victims. The crime hasn’t changed, only the races have flipped. The racists are just as racist, they just call themselves anti-racists now.Kinsley and her family are white. Their shooter was black. No media outlet would ever run a headline, “Black North Carolina Man Charged for Shooting White Kindergartener”. Race is only a salient factor in a story if white people are the perpetrators, not the victims. The media has already determined that the confused 84-year-old man who shot Ralph was a racist. The evidence for this so far has consisted of his race and claims by his dreadlocked grandson that he began watching a lot of FOX News after his wife was moved into a facility. There’s no similar assumption that the 24-year-old black man who shot a white family was a racist. No one in the media has asked friends or family members how he felt about white people. The media would no more do such a thing than it would swap stories like “Ralph Yarl armed only with ‘black skin,’ family lawyer says” for, “Kinsley White armed only with ‘white skin’. Shooting someone, as we know, is only wrong if they have the wrong or right skin color. “Doug and I are praying for Ralph Yarl and his family as he fights for his life,” Kamala Harris obnoxiously tweeted. “Let’s be clear: No child should ever live in fear of being shot for ringing the wrong doorbell. Every child deserves to be safe. That’s the America we are fighting for.” Ralph is not a child. He’s a 16-year-old teenage boy. Kinsley is a child. And because her skin is the wrong color, Kamala will never tweet about her or give a damn that she was shot. That is racist. It’s a deeply evil attitude that, as Obama would tell us, is not who we are. But it is whom he helped make us. Anti-racist racism is everywhere and it has poisoned America. Stripped of the race-baiting that has come to define the Democrats, their media and the entire movement, the Ralph Yarl case is no different than that of Kaylin Gillis, a young white woman, who was shot and killed when she and her boyfriend mistakenly pulled into the property of another elderly homeowner who came out with a gun and opened fire. Since Kaylin’s shooter was also white, the media has a limited interest in the story. “I had high hopes, and I had plans,” her boyfriend said. “I didn’t want to be with anybody else, and I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. My world was taken from me Saturday.” Had Kaylin been black, Biden and Kamala might have paid attention to the case. Maybe next time he loses the love of his life, he’ll have the sense to pick someone of the right race. As we already learned from the Black Lives Matter riots, which tore the country apart over a few deaths in police custody while ignoring the thousands of black-on-black murders each year, murder isn’t wrong unless it’s committed by a white person against a black person. A white person shooting a black person is a racist. A white person shooting a white person is just suffering from gun violence. A black person shooting a white person is suffering from racial trauma. And a black person shooting a black person was suffering from a lack of opportunities. Or as incoming Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson said of the thugs who beat white people in Millenium Park, “it is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities.” It is also not constructive to demonize Robert Louis Singletary, who prior to shooting a 6-year-old girl and her parents, had assaulted his girlfriend