Law enforcement is based on the premise that a person is responsible for his own behavior. Culture can drive bad behavior, but ultimately criminals make their own decisions. Yet we read daily of activists, particularly on the left, who insist (implicitly and sometimes explicitly) that enforcement of the law where it is most commonly broken, and to hold people responsible for their behavior, is unfair and racist.
These people need to look in a mirror. Only a racist could believe that miscreantism is racially determined, yet that is exactly what progressives, BLM types, and the ‘keep it real’ (or whatever the phrase is now) crowd DO insist. American inner-city culture, specifically our inner-city black culture, is corrupt and deadly. This is not a racist statement, it is simply a fact. One could look at black culture in other parts of the world to see that the crazed inner-city culture here is not genetic, but anyone who needs to dig that deeply to discover the error of their reasoning really needs a much more substantial intervention.
The same problem persists in the discussion of the murderousness of orthodox Islam. This is a religion and a culture. It is not racially determined and it is not defensible. Female ‘infibulation’ – i.e. female genital mutilation – is not something that a decent person of any race can tolerate. ‘Honor killings’ are, to put it inadequately, indefensible. Capital punishment for homosexual behavior – or, worse, on mere suspicion of homosexual tendencies – is inexcusable by any reasonable and decent standard. Punishment of women for being raped is despicable. This is not a criticism of ‘dark-skinned people’ but of a contemptible and unacceptable religious and culture belief held by some people, never mind the color of their skin. (And never mind, too, the religion or race of the critic.) Faced with such outrages, which primarily affect people of the same race as the offenders, only the most callous racist could look away because of race.