Every major newspaper employs one.
The token black agitator/apologist/polemicist.
|Inconsolable: courtesy of the New Orleans Times Picayune, the coroners van in the Big Easy carries away the body of a black person shot during a routine car wash. An obvious death easily blamed on white supremacy, right Jarvis DeBerry?|
Were they not employed to excuse black dysfunction and promise some new program will clean the black community up (it will erase away the communities problems and instantly blacks will live up to white standards... just a few million more in taxpayer money for some shiny new black-centric program; promise!), it's hard to see them being qualified to even run a 711 or some convenience store.
New Orleans and the New Orleans Times Picayune is no different, with wordsmith Jarvis DeBerry even writing a column called "That's not racism."
Well, his latest piece is... so over the top it's hard to envision even Sylvester Stallone mustering his old character "Hawk" (you know, from the movie Over the Top) to be able to arm-wrestle any sense from the pen/keyboard of Mr. DeBerry's hilarious excuse for black dysfunction in the Big Easy. [What's wrong with poor black folks? Black culture or white supremacy?: Jarvis DeBerry, NOLA.com, 3-24-2014]:
Have you applauded President Barack Obama's new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative? Did you nod approvingly when Wisconsin's Rep. Paul Ryan spoke recently about the culture that leaves so many people jobless in America's inner-cities? If you had either of those responses, you'd be well served to read the written debate between New York magazine's Jonathan Chait and The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates. Actually, you should read it even if you didn't.
These are two heavyweights debating one of the more pressing issues of our times: How might we help poor black people do better? Are the problems poor black people face of their own making? Or are the problems outside their control? If the problems are of their own making - i.e., if it's culture - then one might assume that the answer can be found by lecturing them until they straighten up their acts. But if the problems are not of their own making, then there's no amount of finger wagging or pep talks or kicks in the rump that's going to make a difference.
Are the problems of poor blacks - let's be honest, if DeBerry wasn't employed as a token black columnist, he'd have a hard time getting a job with Enterprise Rental Car's Fleet Management Career Path... - of their own design, or is some sinister outside force (white supremacy) controlling their every move with radio waves from centralized source?Chait, in a piece called "Obama, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Poverty, and Culture" suggests that after a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, we might expect there to be a "cultural residue" that becomes for those folks' descendants "an impediment to success."
Radio waves compelling black people to kill, maim, steal, fail tests, drop out of school, do drugs, lower property values, drive away businesses and end up in jail...
Or is it something inside black people, namely their genetic makeup?
|A simple dispute in Port-Au-Prince, sorry, New Orleans, results in a mourner being restrained from expressing her outward genetic capabilities...|
That is, of course, outside the realm of proper conversation in America, meaning it's the most logical conclusion.
Take this story, a stereotypically black example of spontaneous blackness erupting in New Orleans just today. [New Orleans car wash killing: A routine work shift turns into a fight, followed by bullets, witnesses say, NOLA.com, 4-2-14]:
An ongoing dispute escalated to the point of gun violence on Tuesday (April 1), claiming the life of a 21-year-old man who was halfway through his shift at a busy eastern New Orleans car wash when he was killed, police and witnesses said.
Dion Johnson had just begun washing a customer's car at the Untouchable car wash on Chef Menteur Boulevard when a heated argument between him and a family member spiraled out of control, Johnson's relatives said. He was shot multiple times at about 1:25 p.m. and died at the scene on the 7200 block of Chef Menteur Highway, police said.
The shooting took place in the midst of lunch hour along a busy thoroughfare, as car wash customers watched. Soon after, more than 50 people - many screaming and crying - rushed to the car wash parking lot where Johnson lay on the ground. As police investigated, Johnson's 3-year-old daughter, wearing a pink skirt and matching ribbons in her hair, looked on the chaos.
A woman, inconsolable with grief, punched and kicked an Orleans Parish coroner's van as it drove away from the scene.
A woman who was at the car wash and witnessed the shooting said that Johnson was in the process of washing her car when he began arguing with a man who was in the car behind him. The woman, who lives in the area, did not wish to give her name.
"I heard them arguing, at first I thought they were just joking, but then I saw him (the shooter) flash a gun under his shirt.
"(Johnson) said something like, 'I'll fight you with my hands, but I'm not gonna fight you with that gun,'" the woman said. She said shortly thereafter Johnson picked up a chair and threw it at the gunman.
Then Johnson "started cursing and yelling at him," she recalled. "I was thinking: be quiet, please just be quiet," she said.
"Before I could close my eyes, the guy started shooting at him and ran. I heard (Johnson) say, 'he got me,'" she recalled.
Several friends and relatives of Johnson who rushed to the scene said another family member was responsible, and that the bloody mid-day altercation was the result of a dispute that had erupted days earlier.Oh, this disrespect killing in broad daylight is an obvious example of those racist radio waves being beamed into the brains of black people, compelling them to kill one another at a moments whim.
Jarvis DeBerry is right: white supremacy is to blame for the dysfunction of black people, particular the poor blacks in New Orleans.
Lack of impulse control, poor future-time orientation, a hilarious disregard for the consequences of their actions, and low IQ (those two letters, when combined, elicit the most frightening, hysterical of prescribed responses) are a highlight/creator of black culture, reminding anyone with only a 21st Century attention span that maybe, just maybe, the "white supremacy" claim DeBerry gives for black failure is false.