During an interview with journalism professor Connie Schultz, wife of Democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell horrendously wondered if “white people” were “capable” of “grieving for the loss of a black child.” Schultz argued more people were examining the state of race relations due to the “racist administration” of President Trump.
The segment began with Mitchell eagerly reading from Schultz’s latest syndicated column, entitled, “Shhh, White People, Listen”:
…Schultz writes about the funeral of Tamir Rice, in Cleveland, back in 2014. The 12-year-old black boy was holding a toy gun when he was killed by a white police officer. She writes, “I heard and saw plenty of outrage from white residents, and I had expected to see many of them at his funeral. The harder truth was that many white people didn’t feel the loss of Tamir Rice in a personal way. They were sad that an innocent child had died, but from a distance. Tamir was somebody else’s boy, some other community’s tragedy. Six years later, here we are, still witnessing with alarming regularity the deaths of unarmed black Americans. Six years later, here we are, as white people, still struggling with how to grieve.”
Turning to her guest, Mitchell asked this shockingly offensive question: “Connie, I had a question when I read that, are white people grieving? Are they capable, in large numbers, of grieving for the loss of a black child, a black woman in her bed, in Louisville?”
Mitchell and Schultz, both white, seemed to exempt themselves from the horrible implication.
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In fact, Schultz lectured: “I think we should be capable of this grief. When we stop thinking of our fellow black Americans as suffering in the black community rather than our community, when we start seeing these as our losses, too, the grief bubbles up automatically and it can consume us.”
The left-wing columnist then predictably attacked President Trump: “I think the biggest difference is for the most unfortunate of reasons – we’ve been living with three and a half years now of a racist administration, and it’s just one racist assault after another after another. And so we have finally gotten the attention of a lot more people.”
Mitchell followed up by wondering if there was “a greater level of empathy now, do you think, in the white community, for what black people have experienced, the terror of their lives when their sons, their partners, their husbands, go out as to whether or not they’re even going to be able to return to be alive?”
Again, Schultz turned the topic into a partisan smear of Trump:
Perhaps white Americans, more of us, are starting to understand this is our problem, too, and we came to that realization because Donald Trump is certainly our problem. And, again, I think we have to acknowledge how much of an impact his influence is having, first of all, on people’s – there are so many attacks on black people right now and Latinos, too, and more attacks on the LGBTQ community, all of this is flowing from the top.
To suggest that white people are incapable of grieving the death of a black child, or any person of any ethnic group, is truly despicable. These kinds of nasty, racially-charged indictments of whole groups of people by the media have to stop.
LifeNews.com Note: Kyle Drennen is an MRC News Analyst and a graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. This was originally posted on the Media Research Center blog NewsBusters.