Fox News Correspondent Stirs Controversy with Race Comments

Some Liberal media outlets are playing up recent comments by Fox News personality Jesse Watters as controversial and racially insensitive. Watters was a guest host on Fox News’ the Five earlier this week when he argued that the NYPD was not racist based on their decision to actually police black neighborhoods.

“Everyone is saying that the NYPD is racist. If the NYPD was actually racist, when someone called 911 from a black community, they just wouldn’t even go in. They’d sit there on the perimeter and let them shoot each other…

He then stirred the pot further by trying to compare the black community with the Chinese community in New York. Let’s just say, this may have been inarticulately phrased…

There’s some beef in Chinatown, and the NYPD goes to Chinatown and busts some Chinese guy, roughs him up, I don’t see all these Chinese guys out there on the streets protesting.”

 

 

Anyway, while Watters may not have said this in the most productive manner possible, I think his underlying point is sound. The problems with the way our police operate in NY and around the country have more to do with systemic issues than they do with any inherent racism. Also, the African-American community is the only group that reacts in the manner that they do against the police. Are they justified in doing so? Perhaps. But the point is that no one else responds in the same manner.

Maybe Jesse Watters can leave these arguments to other people though, because the way he argues doesn’t seem to be helping…