At Sunday’s BET Awards, actor Jesse Williams gave an incredibly beautiful speech about how we need to end racism in America. If you missed it, Williams said:
“This is for the real organizers all over the country. The activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students, that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There has been no job we haven’t done, there’s been no tax they haven’t levied against us, and we’ve paid all of them. But freedom is somehow always conditional here.”
But to hear conservative airhead Tomi Lahren, who appears on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, you would have thought Williams had just called for riots in the streets and civil war. Lahren commented:
“The BET Awards were last night, notably they were very black. Oh, but can I say that? What with my whiteness and all? Well, too damn bad.”
And because Williams had the audacity to mention the shooting death of Tamir Rice by police, Lahren then went on this rant:
“The term unarmed black man may be literally accurate, but it doesn’t tell the whole story in most cases. In a number of cases, if the victim ended up being unarmed, it was certainly not for a lack of trying.”
Lahren also said she wanted to know “what rights black people don’t have,” adding:
“Also, white people, yeah, we do have a record of critique of your oppression. You know how many of our ancestors fought in the Civil War to free your ancestors? Bloodiest war in the United States history was over what was right and it was largely white people fighting it.
“It’s not white people working to divide America, it’s you! You and Beyonce and Jada Pinkett Smith and Al Sharpton. Do you see yourself as a victim?”
As if all this wasn’t more than enough idiocy from one human being, Lahren used this as her denouement:
“It sure seems like you want special treatment, it sure sounds like you would like a gold star at the end of the day just for being born. Get over yourself.
“Nice work and how about you sit down?”
I have a better idea, Ms. Lahren: How about you stop pretending you have any earthly idea what black Americans go through on a daily basis in this country and shut the hell up before you totally humiliate yourself.
Oops, too late for that.
Want to see a totally clueless human being? Watch this: