Judging by Ebony Editor Jamilah Lemieux's perspective, "hate crimes" are reserved for minority groups and in her words "not the most comfortable word choice" for the 'hate crime' that Micah Johnson unleashed on numerous white Dallas police officers last week. As Mediaite.com details, Lemieux, speaking on CNN yesterday, disagreed with President Obama's description of the mass murder of white people as a "hate crime."
“There’s so much that we do not know about what took place, what motivated this person. We only have the one account of law enforcement,” Lemieux said.
"...when we use a phrase like 'hate crime', we're typically referring to crimes against people of color, people of various religious groups, LGBT people, people who have been historically attacked, abused or disenfranchised on the basis of their identity.
To now extend that to the majority group and a group of people that have a history with African-Americans that has been abusive - either police officers or to Caucasians - I think gets into very tricky territory."
CNN contributor and former FBI agent Steve Moore wasn’t buying that argument...
“You can’t just say that only certain groups are allowed to be hated, only certain groups can have crimes designated as hate crimes against them,” he replied.
View the conversation below (but perhaps put down any sharp objects first)...
Put it differently - don't repress our domination of the 'hated and repressed' whinefest..."if you're white, nobody can commit a hate crime against you"