Tucker Carlson has a propensity to say stupid things; it’s all but expected that he’ll say something mind-numbing every time he opens his mouth, and this weekend was not a disappointment. While interviewing Blacksphere Executive Director Kevin Jackson, Carlson asserted that it was “obvious” that neighborhoods were unsafe because of the Black teens, but that White people weren’t allowed to admit it on air.
Jackson, who himself is black, argued during the Saturday interview with Carlson that black people might want to consider voting for Republicans soon. After all, they’ve voted for black leaders, and were still complaining about civil rights violations. The obviously solution is to vote for the Party of White and their successful minority outreach program.
Jackson said that the failure was “a sign that there is a kink in the armor here” and that “And the fact of the matter is, when these people were out protesting, I asked the question, who are you protesting against? When you talk about civil rights violations, when the president is black, the attorney general is black, the head of Homeland Security is black.”
I know what Jackson’s problem with Ferguson is: they didn’t have pumpkins at Ferguson. The pumpkins make all the difference.
On a slightly less acerbic note, while what Jackson said is all true, 85% of the House and 96% of the Senate is White. Which branch of the government is it that drafts laws again?
I’m not even looking at the State level. Our Government is Whiter than a Finnish Christmas in many places, even in places where there’s diversity of demographics. How can you ensure that your interests are heard, and your rights are protected, when you’re not equally represented?
I don’t see a kink in the armor; it seems like that the shield against reality Fox wields is working just fine.
Jackson added that:
There’s not a white Republican boogey man to blame. So, yeah, it’s about time that these folks woke up and said let’s starting looking at results.
He went on to say that “it isn’t about color, it’s about character,” and that many African-American voters didn’t realize that “in most cases in the history of black people, we’ve been touched by other white folks. I’m a perfect example of that, where they’ve done really great things to help you.” Thus, it was an “unfortunate thing” that “blacks have taken themselves out and not wanted to be part of the American culture.”
When Carlson pointed out that Black Democrats viewed Republicans as “racist,” Jackson agreed, saying:
That is a meme that is unfortunately permeating through the black community. But you’re starting to see that crack. Because eventually when you’ve been kept down, and you start seeing the results, eventually you’ve got to wake up.
Black neighborhoods are not safe. And it isn’t because of cops, it’s because of black teens. It’s because of black crime. So at some point, the reality hits you. If you’re running the gauntlet to get to work or to get to school, it’s not cops stopping you, it’s the people in your neighborhood.
Carlson told Jackson that “you just said something I couldn’t say, that most people couldn’t” and that “We’re living in an age where you’re not allowed to say obvious things, and you kind of have to conform.”
You can watch the video below: