RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday the creation of a ‘Racial Equity’ task force to, “eliminate racism in the criminal justice system.”
“[…] Cooper said the task force, called the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice would develop and provide evidence-based strategies and policy solutions to address the systemic racism within the state’s criminal justice system while maintaining public safety. […]
Cooper acknowledged that within North Carolina and across the country, members of the black and African American community are disproportionately victimized by the criminal justice system–often unfairly. He cited multiple statistics, including that black adults, are nearly six times more likely to be incarcerated than white adults nationwide, and black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement officers. In addition, Cooper said that when convicted of the same crime, black men receive, on average, a prison sentence 20 percent longer than white men.
“These numbers are stark. They tell a story that black Americans have been living & telling us every day – even when there’s no spotlight,” Cooper said, acknowledging the trauma that incidents such as Floyd’s death inflict upon the Black community. “It’s important to recognize these numbers and identify the disparities. But it’s even more important and challenging to do something about it.”
Their first task would be to rescind laws and justice system protocols that only apply to people of specific races, but, as it turns out, there are no such laws or protocols. But wait, Cooper didn’t launch the ‘Racial EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW Task Force,’ he has created the ‘Racial EQUITY Task Force.’ The distinction makes a significant difference in what they actually mean.
This task force, to be led by bona fide social justice warrior turned N.C. Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls and pandering Leftist N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein, will have an aim of creating policies that, by definition, do not treat people equally. Rather the policy recommendations, if proposed in accordance with the task force’s mission, will aim to make up for perceived ‘systemic racism’ by specifically treating people of color differently.
It’s similar to affirmative action, but actually more perverted. Much like the statistics Cooper and Stein mentioned in Tuesday’s press conference, which are parroted by the entire ‘systemic racism’ camp and presented as a smoking gun. Except it only convinces those that don’t take care to think even one level deeper about the purported claim.
By now, anyone reading this has likely seen a plethora of articles on what the facts say about ‘systemic racism’ in policing, criminal justice, the economy, what have you. When it concerns criminal justice, the actual data reveals the notion of endemic racism to be a myth.
Yet, the truth does not matter; only the narrative matters. Make no mistake, the motive force behind this movement is not George Floyd, or legitimate concerns about police power overreach, but a radical political ideology built on resentment. Resentment of individualism, capitalism, America, and the natural existence of inequality itself.