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‘Anglo-American’? RAAAAACISM!

Posted on | February 13, 2018 | No Comments

 

Generation Woke has a habit of substituting suspicion for knowledge. Indoctrinated to believe that sexism, racism and homophobia are lurking everywhere, the juvenile social justice mobs have a predictable habit of pouncing on anything that looks like evidence of Thoughtcrime.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech Monday to the National Sheriffs’ Association in which he made these comments:

I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elective process. The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office.

This was a statement of historical fact. The word “sheriff” is a compound of “shire” (the English equivalent of a U.S. county) and “reeve,” meaning a representative of the king. The sheriff was originally the local agent of royal authority, charged with keeping the peace. This term crossed the Atlantic with the English colonists and, as the American democratic tradition developed, the sheriff became a locally elected official. So to speak of the office of sheriff as “a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” is simply to state a fact.

Jeff Sessions Let His Racism Peek Through
a Little More Than He May Have Intended To

Facts don’t matter to SJW journalists like Emma Roller, senior politics reporter at SplinterNews.com, who took this as an opportunity to accuse Sessions of “pushing an industry already imbued with its fair share of white supremacist sentiment in an even darker direction”:

When you are Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, and are viewed as a racist by a wide variety of people, one would think you might consider the optics of praising “Anglo-American heritage” in front of a largely white crowd of cops.

Ms. Roller makes the “Republican = racist” connection the premise of her suspicion, for which she offers no actual evidence.

 

Being a liberal journalist means that you simply assume that every Republican is “viewed as a racist by a wide variety of people,” and expect your readers to share that assumption. Like all other white liberals, Ms. Roller considers herself equipped with radar that enables her to detect evidence of racism in everything a Republican says or does.

Remember: There are five A’s in “RAAAAACISM!”

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.)



 

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