The three lilly white — and astonishingly stupid — hosts of Fox and Friends are mighty upset. You see, the Department of Justice had a meeting with residents of Ferguson, Missouri to talk about the situation there and the discussion included questions about white privilege. Cue the ignorant outrage:
National Review spoke to a single attendee who said that officials reportedly tried to help residents process their anger with questions like “How does white privilege impact race relations in our community?”
Other questions included “What stereotypes exist in our community?” and “Is there a need for personal commitment to race relations?”…
“The Justice Department vowing to fix racism in America, but did you know they lectured Ferguson residents about white privilege?” Fox News host Steve Doocy alerted viewers. “How does that help?”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade spoke to former DOJ staffer Robert Driscoll, who he acknowledged did not “know about this specifically.”
“It would be contrary to CRS’ mission, which is to be neutral, a facilitator, not take sides,” Driscoll said. “And their mission statement specifically says they’re not supposed to render judgement or make a determination as to who’s at fault in a given situation. And so, it looks like they increased tension rather than reduced it.”
“Is the term white privilege considered fact within the walls of the Department of Justice?” Kilmeade pressed.
“I don’t think so,” Driscoll opined. “I think that usually comes up in academic and other contexts. And so, I can’t think of it being necessarily relevant to a discussion with the community, trying to reduce tensions in the wake of Ferguson.”“So you don’t see anything positive going into a, I assume, mostly African-American town hall and talking about white privilege in a way to understand what’s going on with Michael Brown?” Kilmeade asked.
Gee, I don’t know, you morons, but maybe white privilege is important because understanding how the experiences of black people with police differs from the experiences of black people with the police helps shine a light on inequality and injustice. Of course, Fox and Friends only cares about “injustice” when it involves fake stories of Christian persecution or the War on Christmas. That’s cause for outrage. The fact that blacks and whites are targeted for arrest and prosecution for drug use or sale in inverse proportion to their population numbers even though they use and sell drugs at the same rate? Who cares about that? Who cares about white privilege, say rich white people who are totally unaware of their own privilege and wouldn’t care if they did know.