Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh reached out last weekend to “Charlamagne tha God,” the host of The Breakfast Club, one of the most influential radio programs among African Americans, to discuss ongoing unrest.
Their discussion, which aired on Monday, was deeply illuminating. …
It came after Limbaugh asked Charlamagne how he proposed to solve the problem of racism. Charlamagne said that it was not his question to answer: rather, it was Limbaugh who, as a white man, had to undo “white privilege.”…
The transcript, from RushLimbaugh,com: …
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Do you know what white privilege is? White privilege is that what happened to George Floyd would not have happened to a white man.
RUSH: If what happened to George Floyd had happened to a white man we probably wouldn’t have even heard about it.
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Huh?
The pause lasted more than four seconds, as Charlamagne and his colleagues were caught by surprise.
Of course there have been white victims: Tony Timpa, for example, died in the custody of Dallas police in 2016. But his death did not provoke riots or become a national cause — nor did anyone take it as evidence of the conduct of police in general.
Charlamagne had not considered the problem from that angle. But what was even more revealing was that he was unwilling to discuss solutions to racism unless they involved Rush Limbaugh committing to ending “white privilege.”
Thanks, media. One of the most prominent black broadcasters is so fixated on leftist talk of “white privilege” that he is surprised that whites even get killed by cops.
Facts: More whites get killed by police than blacks — and it’s at roughly the same rate as crimes committed by race.
Each and every year, without exception, whites who are shot and killed by police officers in the U.S. far outnumber blacks and Hispanics who meet that same fate.
- In 2017, for instance, 457 whites, 223 blacks, and 179 Hispanics were killed by police officers in the line of duty.
- In 2018, the corresponding figures were 399 whites, 209 blacks, and 148 Hispanics.
- And in 2019, the totals were 370 whites, 235 blacks, and 158 Hispanics.
There is not a hint of racism anywhere in these figures.