The rioters are ‘reflective of a small subset of black America that is jobless, lawless, wild, and capable of the brutality we saw,’ said Rob Smith, a black conservative activist and decorated Iraq War veteran, but ‘the silent majority will always stay on the side of law and order.’
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Black Americans across the ideological spectrum are speaking in support of peaceful protest — but rejecting the violence, looting, and destruction of black neighborhoods after the gruesome death of George Floyd, an African-American man, at the hands of Minneapolis police.
“Black America, like broader America, they’re sympathizing with the fact that the murder that triggered all of this was a horrible thing, and I think all reasonable people are appalled by it and protested,” said Shelby Steele, well-known author, documentary maker and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. “After that, things become more murky. There’s a certainly a segment of black America — Black Lives Matter and so forth — that want to sort of use this tragedy as a means to power, as a means to dominance in American life. Saying blacks are victims, and we have to take care of them in that sense to them, and appease them.” more