Heather Mac Donald On Mass Acts Of Lawlessness: This Is What Happens When Leftists Call Police ‘Racist’
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Author and crime expert Heather Mac Donald said during an interview Tuesday night that recent acts of mass lawlessness in inner cities that have gone viral on social media are the direct result of the political Left’s demonization of law enforcement as “racist.”

Mac Donald made the remarks during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson where she also discussed her new book, “When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives,” which is published by DW Books and came out on Tuesday.

“So it does seem like these outbreaks of lawlessness and mob rule are the easiest kinds of crimes to stop,” Carlson said.

“Well, that would depend on believing in the police’s authority, and the elites have done everything they can possibly do to discredit legitimate police authority by calling it ‘racist,’” Mac Donald responded. “We are seeing civilization break down in front of our eyes. It’s a willed and voluntary break down, and it will continue and worsen until we stand up against the phony charge of racism, whether directed at the police, at medicine, or the arts, and start defending America’s civilizational inheritance.”

Mac Donald mocked the political Left’s claim that the lawlessness was the product of “starvation or deprivation or poverty.”

“These mobs are all organized on social media, the participants all have smartphones, that’s not my idea of starvation or deprivation,” she said.

When asked by Carlson why it seemed to be so hard for politicians to clean up the streets, Mac Donald said it’s because a lot of them are intimidated of being labeled a racist.


“It’s very odd, because the Left says there’s no racial disparities in crime,” she said. “And yet, if somebody talks about crime, they’ll be accused sotto voce of being racist. So the Left actually knows something that it’s not letting on.”

“The fact is, is that law enforcement is not racist for having a disparate impact on black criminals,” she continued. “It has a disparate impact on black criminals, when it’s enforced in a color blind manner, because the black crime rate is so high. Who suffers from that black crime? Overwhelmingly black victims, and yet we’re not allowed to talk about those black victims because doing so means talking about black crime, and America turns its eyes away from the pathological inner city culture that gives us these mobs, that gives us these barbaric drive-by shootings, and that will tear down everything unless we stop capitulating to the racial hustle.”

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