Earlier this month, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed that race relations have gotten better since Barack Obama became president. Speaking with NPR, Obama doubled down, claiming that “day-to-day interactions” have become “less racially divided.” But John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky said in an op-ed published Sunday that Obama and Holder are actually making race relations worse, inflaming hatred against police. But Fund and Spakovsky only scratched the tip of the iceberg. A search of Twitter using the term “kill all white people” on Sunday revealed that calls for genocide — the deliberate murder of white people — are continuing, despite Obama’s claim.
“[K]ill all white people,” one person tweeted Sunday. Others said the same thing. “KILL ALL WHITE PEOPLE WITH A SLOW VIOLET (sic) DEATH,” another person added on Christmas Day. We found the message had been tweeted almost every day for weeks.
A search of the term “all white people must die” also returned a number of results, with one dating back to 2010. As we reported in November, calls for genocide grew after the grand jury released its decision in the Michael Brown shooting.
“Let’s kill all the white people,” one person said. “[K]ill all white people,” another person added.
Even before the Brown decision was handed down, leaders of militant groups like the New Black Panther Party called for the murder of white people. At least one suggested killing white babies by bombing nurseries. Making matters worse, the Obama administration has done practically nothing in response to the calls for murder. In 2011, Andrew Breitbart released photos showing then-Senator Obama marching with the Black Panthers in 2007, perhaps as a way to explain Obama’s worldview on the subject of race relation.
Now, he wants America to believe that race relations have gotten better under his watch. But Americans aren’t buying it, according to a recent Pew Research Center poll that says only 40 percent approve of the way Obama is handling race relations.
Aside from Examiner and a few blogs, the tweets have been completely ignored by the so-called “mainstream media” which would no doubt be all over them had they been issued by a member of the Tea Party. Some might say the tweets are being sent by a “few people” and mean nothing. But they would be wrong, as the messages appear to indicate a growing consensus among a large number of people stirred by the rhetoric of race-baiters like Al Sharpton.
It was only a few days after protesters chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops!” that two NYPD officers were gunned down execution-style in an apparent act of revenge. How many more such shootings must take place before the administration takes notice?
“Since President Obama took office, ‘racial justice’ ideology has been allowed to trump common sense,” Fund and Spakovsky said. “Saying we ‘are in a better place’ when it comes to race relations may be true for the Al Sharptons of the world but not for ordinary Americans.” And certainly not for those marked for genocide.