Up until June 16th the Tampa Bay Times would publish the mugshots of everyone arrested in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Manatee counties. The problem with this was that most of the faces in the mugshots were not White, and this does not fit with the new “progressive” view of the world.
The Tampa Bay Times issued a statement on the change:
Several news organizations have discontinued such galleries amid criticism that they disproportionately show black and brown faces. The arrest information is publicly available on law enforcement websites.
The galleries disproportionately showed black and brown faces because those are the ones committing most of the crimes. It’s not as if White people were not being featured in the galleries because of “racism.”
“The galleries lack context and further negative stereotypes,” said Mark Katches, executive editor of the Times. “We think the data is an important resource that our newsroom will continue to analyze and watch carefully, but the galleries alone serve little journalistic purpose.”
How do the galleries lack context? Should we get a lecture by some jewish scholar about how wealth inequality and White supremacism is the root cause of non-White criminality? Do we need to be more culturally sensitive toward non-White criminality? Are we just imposing our White patriarchal values on non-Whites by expecting them to uphold the same laws?
Negative stereotypes exist for a reason. We observe tendencies and notice patterns; this allows us to be able to make quick decisions, which could very well save our lives. White people are not nervous around certain non-Whites because of negative stereotypes, but because people who look and act like thugs are likely to commit crimes like thugs!
Even race hustler Jesse Jackson has admitted that he is scared about getting jumped by his own black brothers.
There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps… then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”