It seems that Jason Whitlock was interviewed by Roland Martin and made the following quote:
I believe the NRA is the new KKK. And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart].”
Someone needs to snap Whitlock back to reality. Another quote from the podcast:
“Sports gets so much attention, and people tune out the real world, that I try to take advantage of the opportunity to talk about the real world when sports lends itself to that and try to open people’s eyes,”
It would help your cause Mr. Whitlock if you actually lived in the real world as opposed to some liberal fantasy land.
So, if I understand Whitlock correctly, the NRA is the reason Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and himself on Saturday. To be more precise, the NRA armed Belcher with the gun, loaded him up with drugs, and then pulled the trigger for Belcher nine times all because…
The NRA is the New KKK.
For Whitlock’s analogy to have even a remote connection with reality, he is making the following assumptions about black people.
Black people are unintelligent.
Anyone with a semblance of a brain knows that the KKK members hate black people. Yet, according to Whitlock, black people are allowing themselves to be armed by people who hate their very existence.
Black people are drug users and/or drug dealers.
Whitlock not only blamed the NRA for arming blacks, but he also blamed them for loading up black communities with drugs.
Black people are easily manipulated.
Whitlock’s assumption here is that once the NRA provided the black community with guns and loaded them up with drugs; all that was left was for the NRA — who Whitlock is saying hates black people — to do was to convince black people to start killing each other.
The reality is that Whitlock has injected race into a situation where race was not involved. He has attempted to absolve people who use guns to commit violence and/or crimes of the responsibility of their actions.
Using the tragedy of this past Saturday as an example of Whitlock should have said…
Jovan Belcher came into possession of a gun by his own choice — the NRA did not arm him. Jovan Belcher chose to pull out the gun during the fight with his girlfriend that morning — the NRA did not convince him to shoot her. Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend — not the NRA.
The only problem is that would require Whitlock to admit that every individual would have to be responsible for their own actions. That just doesn’t sit well with Whitlock’s delusional views.