Jason Riley: Obama, Holder, Sharpton Push False Racial Narrative
"Clearly, there is excess of force used by police is some instances. But that is not producing this high black body count in this country. Tensions between the black community and the police department stems from black criminality in this country — high black crime rates. Blacks are about 13 percent of the population, but commit more than half of all murders in this country. Blacks are arrested at two to three times their number in the population for all men on violent crime, all men on a property crime.
Until that ends, you are going to have tensions between the police and the black community. You are going to have young black men viewed suspiciously. If we want to address perceptions, negative perceptions of young black men, we have to address the behavior that is driving those perceptions. And that is not a conversation President Obama, or Eric Holder, or Al Sharpton, or all of the rest want to have because they have a vested interest in pushing a false narrative, which is that racism is an all-purpose explanation of what drives what's wrong in black America."