The trick to adroitly navigating contemporary American society is less in pretending to believe the ooga-booga of its secular religion, and more pretending to not notice that no one else does.
Just as in Ferguson we have the ludicrous spectacle, reenacted across the country daily in scenes large and small, of exquisitely non-racist whites studiously ignoring the outspoken racism of non-whites. And it is this comically conspicuous pretense that glues together America’s diversity Frankenstein.
One of the most magnificently hypocritical specimens of this is society’s rather novel aversion to something called “racial profiling.” Forming a profile of races is wrong? Not wanting to substitute supposition for science! I sought a more authoritative definition. Concisely from Wikipedia: Discrimination based on stereotypes (does not have to be through law enforcement). Oh. Well we knew that already. That’s raysis. And we all knew raysis is the foulest wickedness in every instance other than when conjured by any of the Earth’s 6+billion non-whites.
So what exactly is racial profiling by comparison? Apparently that is when raysis occurs in an official capacity. And frankly, I can sympathize to some extent. It would be mildly gratifying to imagine factotums within The State not explicitly prefering another race over my own. And I suppose if expending finite law enforcement resources policing the rampant violence exploding like mold spores from white neighborhoods is a mandatory concession, it would at least form a basis for dialogue.
But, unfortunately, that’s not quite the dialogue we have. What we do is exemplified presently in a North Carolina courtroom, where a sheriff is on trial for “racial profiling.”
A local sheriff in North Carolina is on trial over racial profiling. The Federal Justice Department says Sheriff Terry Johnson violated the constitutional rights of Hispanic citizens and legal residents. He’s accused of detaining and arresting people without probable cause, including at traffic stops. Johnson’s attorney say these charges are baseless. North Carolina Public Radio’s Jessica Jones reports.
JESSICA JONES, BYLINE: Sheriff Johnson’s trial is being held in a courtroom in a federal building in the middle of Winston-Salem. TV trucks idle outside on the curb. During a lunch break, Yajaira Cuevas is sitting on a bench across the street unwrapping a boxed salad.
YAJAIRA CUEVAS: (Speaking Spanish).
JONES: Cuevas says she’s attending the trial because she feared the traffic stops that Johnson’s department set up in Alamance County where she lives. She knows people who were picked up for minor offenses and sent back to Mexico.
Until 2012, the sheriff’s department participated in a federal program called 287g that allowed local deputies to begin deportation proceedings. Latino advocate Blanca Nienhaus, who’s sitting nearby, thinks Johnson did unfairly target the community. She’s glad the Department of Justice is prosecuting him.
BLANCA NIENHAUS: His trial is the culmination of many years of effort, and to me, personally, being from Mexico, it’s encouraging to witness that probably justice is for all. And not just for a segment of the population.
JONES: Nienhaus was among those who urged federal officials to investigate the sheriff’s department. She adds that advocates in other states have been concerned about similar situations in their own backyards.
GRACE MENG: What’s happening in Alamance County is not a fluke.
JONES: Grace Meng is a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch.
MENG: It’s very easy for a law enforcement agency that wants to engage in racial profiling to do so in collaboration with a federal immigration enforcement program.
JONES: Meng says program like 287g and a newer one called Secure Communities have encouraged some police and sheriff’s deputies across the country to target immigrants. She says that includes Arizona, where last year, a federal judge found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of racial profiling in a civil trial. But Sheriff Terry Johnson’s supporters say he runs a clean department. Sammy Moser is one of them.
SAMMY MOSER: I mean, it appeared to me that Sheriff Johnson and our deputies did a good job when they decided they would accept that challenge and met the requirements to be a part of the 287g program.
JONES: Moser says, as he understood it, the purpose of the federal program was to send illegal immigrants home, which Johnson helped do. Back in 2007, Johnson told NPR that he was doing what the government wanted.
TERRY JOHNSON: What we’re going to become here and what we’re been asked to do is to be like a deportation hub. They’re deported in courts in Charlotte. They bring them here – boom. Next day, they get onto the JPAC plane to take them back to their country.
JONES: Johnson hoped the arrangement would help fill his new jail and give him more federal money the more inmates he housed. Some residents say Johnson’s zeal makes him the best sheriff they’ve ever had. County Commissioner Linda Massey says the area’s growing Latino population requires strong law enforcement.
LINDA MASSEY: They do drink a lot. I mean, not all of them, I’m sure. But I do know I’ve been by a lot of the nightlife places. They’re all standing out in the front yard. And you know, you need to stay inside instead of being out there making loud noises.
JONES: Massey believes the sheriff is just trying to keep order in a county where the Hispanic population is booming. She says she thinks he’s doing a good job. For NPR News, I’m Jessica Jones in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
What a country. A sheriff marinates in a courtroom on-trial for enforcing the country’s nominal laws, while an illegal alien blithely concurs with the prosecution from a bench outside. Has any scene ever more poignantly portrayed our dadaesque decline?
Though apparently the sheriff ran afoul, not in enforcing the law, but in not feigning ignorance of who was breaking it. Why on Earth would he target those of Meso descent for immigration enforcement? Except for the fact that Spanish-only barrios have materialized in his jurisdiction like mushrooms after the rain and that those of the people residing within constitute 73% of all illegals are really the only reasons I can imagine.
One commenter at the linked article, Raoul Ornelas, demanded to know how many white people the sheriff had detained and deported. It’s a good question and another obvious benefit of diversity: getting proportionally stopped for immigration status in your own country to assuage the pique of foreign colonists. As an aside for Raoul, European illegals reportedly comprise 2.6% of that cohort’s total.
We’ll conclude with a few musings on the villainy of “racial profiling.” That thing we must swear never to do and never to notice others doing. Where else might we find this malfeasance in an official capacity? Do our institutions of higher learning racially profile? Does government at all levels racially profile? Do corporations racially profile?
But I thought racial profiling was a bad thing? Well just stop thinking, bigot.
I must concede…if not for being one myself, a nontrivial portion of every day would be spent in mirth at what gullible dingbats whites have devolved to become. And that’s my racial profile of the day.