You’re a Liar, Leonard Pitts Jr.
May 7th, 2012 by Unamused
The last time we checked in with Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Affirmative Action Pulitzer Prize for Being a Black Man Who Can Write in Complete Sentences, he was squawking about non-existent police bias.
Allow me to summarize my rebuttal.
Leonard Pitts Jr. is either an idiot or a liar
Attention, Leonard Pitts Jr.:
Your little collection of undocumented anecdotes about those mean ol’ waycist White police beating on your poor innocent brothas are not statistically significant, and you’re either an idiot or a liar for pretending they are.
There is no racial bias in federal death sentences, and you’re either an idiot or a liar for claiming there is.
More generally, I have already demonstrated quite elegantly that there is no police bias against Blacks (the First Law of Race and Crime), most recently by comparing arrest rates to offending rates (2004–2008), and you’re either an idiot or a liar for pretending there is.
Upon reading my rebuttal, Leonard Pitts Jr. immediately retracted his lies and idiocy, and we all lived happily ever — oh, wait.
Okay, now you’re definitely lying
Leonard Pitts is back to his usual squawking in “Trayvon Martin: What if George Zimmerman had been black?” (Baltimore Sun, May 6), making it abundantly clear that he is less interested in the truth than in making sure no one knows anything about race and crime.
I don’t know why those are his priorities. Really, I don’t. I just know that they are.
You remember Trayvon Martin, don’t you? The “No Limit Nigga” that got his dumb ass shot to death by concerned citizen George Zimmerman? Yeah, that guy.
So what’s on your mind, Leonard?
Given the way white supremacists and other Zimmerman supporters have exaggerated and manufactured evidence to paint Mr. Zimmerman’s unarmed 17-year-old victim, Trayvon Martin, as a thug who somehow deserved shooting…
Firstly, you don’t have to be a “White supremacist” to notice Black failure (at everything, ever). No offense. Really. I wouldn’t need to put it so bluntly if Leonard Pitts Jr. didn’t insist on lying about it, but I don’t have a lot of options here.
Secondly, fun-loving Alt Right bloggers have amply demonstrated that only the No Limit Nigga’s Black supremacist supporters are exaggerating and manufacturing evidence (see here, here, here, here, and many other places). So where’s your evidence, Leonard Pitts Jr.? Name one thing that “White supremacists” have exaggerated or manufactured. Never mind, just shut the f*ck up.
Thirdly, most importantly, and most obviously, Trayvon Martin was a thug who deserved shooting. If he wasn’t, then I would say he wasn’t, and I would be happy he wasn’t. But reality has a racial bias.
The pertinent fact is that Mr. Zimmerman found Trayvon suspicious because, as he told the 911 dispatcher, the boy was walking slowly and looking around. That might be the behavior of a boy who was turned around in an unfamiliar neighborhood.
No, no, Trayvon was just a criminal, a thug, a low-life, a No Limit Nigga — take your pick.
Or of a boy enjoying a cellphone conversation with a girl and not overly eager to return to where his sweet nothings might be overheard by his dad.
I seriously doubt Trayvon was even cognitively capable of romantic love, which is a highly complex emotional response, but on the other hand it’s quite possible that Leonard Pitts Jr.’s definition of “sweet nothings” includes
Hahaha Hoe u got USED fa yo loose ass p*ssy.! Tighten up.! #Literally
#youthetype of b*tch that give up your p*ssy for free and think its cool #p*ssyaintfree #fb
I got game for you young hoes, don’t grow to be a dumm hoe
I’ll beat the pu**sy up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up”
I’ll slap a girl if she said suck my toes wtf, she must be giving some great dome for some sh*t like that òÕ òÕ òÕ
and so on. Anyway, shut the f*ck up, Leonard Pitts Jr.
That no such alternate possibilities seem to have occurred to Mr. Zimmerman for even an instant suggests the degree to which we as a people have grown comfortable with the belief that black is crime and crime is black.
Be aware that, statistically speaking, yes, black (and to a lesser extent brown) is crime, and crime is black (etc.).
Indeed, the dirty little secret of the Martin killing is that Mr. Zimmerman could easily have been black. True, a black Zimmerman probably would not have been sent home by prosecutors who declined to press charges – whiteness still has its privileges — but otherwise, yes. It is entirely possible.
Why else do you think black folk flinch when the mug shot goes up on television, hoping the face will not be brown — as if we bore some communal responsibility for the suspect’s misdeeds?
Communal responsibility aside, Leonard, in general, if they’re flinching, it’s because they fear the perfectly justified racial profiling that should follow but sometimes, thanks to the efforts of liars like you, Leonard Pitts Jr., doesn’t, which endangers innocent people, especially White people (classic example and another, from way back). That is why I have concluded that the world would be a better place if you, Leonard Pitts Jr., were to become yet another victim of “misdeeds” by a darkly hued “suspect.”
Plus, Blacks are, in general, so f*cking obsessed with racial solidarity that they celebrate Black criminals as role models (but hold up the occasional White criminal as proof that all Whites are evil, while reveling in Black-on-White violence). So that’s another reason they might be flinching.
Why else do you think so much of our music is a song of violence and crime?
Because yours is a (relatively) violent and criminal race. Again, no offense. I wouldn’t need to state it so plainly if Leonard Pitts Jr. didn’t insist on lying about it, so shut the f*ck up, Leonard, and stop forcing me to say offensive things.
Why else, when I ask an auditorium full of black kids how frequently the individual who murders a white person is black, do they figure it at 75 percent? Why else are they shocked to hear it’s only 13?
I dunno, because Blacks are constantly committing horrible racially motivated violent crime against random Whites, and those kids probably think it’s hilarious?
By the way, why are you only using statistics that make it seem like Black-on-White murder isn’t a big deal? Never mind, just shut the f*ck up and kill yourself.
Here are some other statistics for you: from 2004–2008, Blacks committed about 53% of all homicides. They were therefore 8 times as likely as Whites and Hispanics to commit homicide. They also committed about 70% of interracial homicide, making them 16 times as likely as Whites and Hispanics to commit interracial homicide.
Also note that over 99.5% of serious violent crime (that is, excluding simple assaults) is not homicide: virtually all of it is robbery, rape, or aggravated assault. For those crimes, the interracial crime rate gaps are much, much bigger, and in general cannot be accounted for by the greater number of potential White and Hispanic victims, nor by the higher overall crime rates of Blacks as compared to Whites and Hispanics; see here.
At some subterranean level, we — African-Americans — still believe the garbage of innate criminality we have so assiduously been fed and struggle with hating ourselves, as America long ago taught us to do.
I challenge Leonard Pitts Jr. to provide a single piece of evidence against my hypothesis, which is based on sound evolutionary principles, that people of African descent are innately — i.e., genetically — more criminal — i.e., more likely to display criminal behavior — than people of European descent. (Believing this to be true, I nevertheless have no problem judging individuals as… well, individuals.) Where’s your evidence, Leonard? Shut the f*ck up and go back to your subterranean level.
This is why I grow impatient with those — black, white and otherwise — who think the salient social issue here is George Zimmerman’s character. … It is, rather, that ours is a nation so obscenely comfortable in conflating black with crime that a civilian carrying no badge of authority nevertheless feels it his right to require that an American boy walking lawfully upon a public street justify his presence there.
Violent crime in America: it’s a black-and-brown thing.
To make this about Mr. Zimmerman is to absolve the rest of us for maintaining a society that, in ways both overt and covert, still makes criminality a function of skin. Trayvon Martin was killed by a stereotype.
Stereotypes are statistical truths, so stereotyping is rational and therefore good.
Furthermore, race is not skin color; it’s genetic. Criminality is, at least in part, a function of genes. Furthermore, race differences in criminality don’t go away after you control for socioeconomic factors including poverty, unemployment, and lack of education; see here. And that is why we (meaning sane and honest people) are justified in concluding that the relatively high criminality of Blacks (compared to Whites) is, at least in part, a function of race.
And finally, just please shut the f*ck up, Leonard Pitts Jr.