Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard on Twitter said she’s sad the Notre Dame Cathedral has been damaged by fire, but the reaction has been a “prime example of privilege.”
She pointed to the recent string of arsons at predominantly black churches in Louisiana as an example.
“I’m sure they held significance as well,” she wrote in the Tuesday morning Tweet. “They were barely acknowledged.”
The burning of Notre Dame dominated cable news channels Monday. Social media feeds all over the world and in Cincinnati were filled with posts by people who had visited the cathedral. And the City of Cincinnati, as requested by Councilman Chris Seelbach, lit up the city’s convention sign in red, blue and white, a nod to France’s flag.
The Louisiana church burnings too have garnered national attention, with front page coverage in the New York Times and other national media outlets. But they didn’t get the continuous live coverage or social media attention given to the Notre Dame fire.
Notre Dame is not a white cathedral, it’s a nearly 1000 year-old cathedral that soars into the sky for all of mankind.
The fact that you’re calling a church in 2019 a “black” church is surprisingly exclusionary. It seems many leftwing blacks are falling into the leftwing white man’s trap of pitting whites versus blacks. I think that’s why many don’t care as much about your “black” church.
One gets the feeling that militant blacks would have a problem with white firefighters spraying their hoses of oppression upon the black church.
It’s tiresome when every word and action and daily function is examined in order to mine some nugget of black oppression in the name of “gain.”