The Zehnder Weekly: The Left’s Double Standard on Racism

One week ago, the decision came down that Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18 year old, Michael Brown, on August 9th after he robbed a convenient store in Ferguson, Missouri, would not be indicted on any charges. For the past week, looting and rioting has taken place in the streets of Ferguson in protest of this decision.

Those who are dissatisfied with the decision have been brainwashed by the mainstream media, Al Sharpton, and many others who are trying to paint this incident as racist. As I was browsing the headlines of TheBlaze this past weekend searching for inspiration, I came across a story that I just couldn’t pass up.

TheBlaze– “A group of four black Ferguson residents reportedly armed themselves and descended upon a white-owned business following a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. But unlike many of the Ferguson demonstrators, the armed men were there to protect the business, not destroy it in protest.”

I saw something similar posted on Facebook by one of my colleagues; she posted a picture of three black men who were picking up trash in the streets of Ferguson.  I don’t know why the mainstream media chooses not report stories such as these. Throughout this entire Michael Brown vs. Darren Wilson scenario, the mainstream media has been pushing the narrative that this was a racially charged incident. But if one looks at the facts of the situation, that does not seem to be the case.

To me it seems more racist to not report on stories such as these men protecting a white-owned business in Ferguson, or the men picking up trash. When you choose to ignore stories like these, you are painting the entire black community as a bunch of violent looters and rioters; that’s true racism.

The truth is that the mainstream media just doesn’t care about report facts and truth anymore. They are only interested in endorsing a narrative. Usually it’s whatever narrative this administration is pushing.

I believe that the majority of the black community can be represented by individuals such as the men protecting the white owned business, and the men picking up litter in the streets of Ferguson.  I believe only a small percentage of the black community is represented by those rioting and looting in the streets of Ferguson.

Clearly the men who were protecting the white-owned business did not feel that the situation had been racially charged.  If they had believed that Officer Wilson’s actions were caused by racial prejudice, why would they have been protecting a white-owned business?

Once again, we see another example of the left’s hypocrisy. They are endorsing the narrative that Officer Wilson actions were based on racial bias. However, they choose to ignore stories such as the ones I have highlighted here, and paint the entire black community as a bunch of looter’s and rioters, and that’s real racism.

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