The death of the black man in Minneapolis while in the custody of the police is tragic and disturbing. However, the resulting comments and actions about police officers and race relations are also distressing.
If we're going to talk about police brutality and racism, I want to talk about the anti-social behavior and the breakdown of the family in minority communities. I want to discuss teen pregnancy, abortions absentee fathers, and the collapse of the traditional family in minority communities.
I want to talk about black-on-black shootings, the "gangsta" culture among young minority people, and the attitude among some Hispanics that the border doesn't exist. I want to discuss the lack of appreciation for academic achievement and scholarship, but the sense of entitlement based on perceived victimization, including affirmative action.
Finally, let's talk about the culture of poverty and the lack of respect for traditional American values. Let's talk about the anger and disrespect toward America preached by some black and Hispanic community leaders.
It's sad how some people have assumed that I am defending the accused police officers in Minneapolis. Instead, I'm condemning the rioting and supporting police officers in general, because all minorities are not "thugs" and all police officers are not racist.
The reactions to my comments show how emotional the issue of police-community relations has become, thanks to Obama and other race-baiting liberals and leftists. As I have mentioned many times, I was born in public housing, raised in a Spanish-language dominant home in a working-class community, and I never had problems with the police or the Border Patrol.
Let's have an honest discussion about race, ethnicity, and even illegal immigration without the assumption of white-male privilege, American imperialism, and racism. Let's talk about people's behavior and values.