As we reported previously, a mother who spotted her son among those taking part in riots in Baltimore smacked him upside the head and forced him away from the mayhem. The mother was widely praised for doing the right thing to protect her son and teach him a lesson.
You might have guessed that some progressives would find a negative way to spin that story.
Get a load of this steaming pile:
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 30, 2015
According to the byline, the article was written by author and adjunct professor of American history at American University Stacey Patton.
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) April 30, 2015
You just knew somebody would take that angle.
"The public shaming and devaluing of black children has a long heritage."
— Kim (@kimmaytube) April 30, 2015
Maybe it is a “must read,” but only because there’s so much progressive idiocy with which to debunk:
— Lisa B. (@politeracy) April 30, 2015
— BubblesInCarolina (@Dyonicia) April 30, 2015
It is a parent's prerogative to intervene and prevent her erstwhile son from ruining his life. https://t.co/i6YiKB3yyr
— Sassy (@NerdyBluez) April 30, 2015
— Travis Guerrero (@TNJ_G3) April 30, 2015
— ❌aka: Muad- #RipPops -Dib ?? ❌ (@TheAuraWah) April 30, 2015
1) 16 Year old's aren't "Children"
2) Because it's what we would all do – white, black, Hispanic – in same situation https://t.co/wnSOAQWsvN
— Marcus (@MarcusHUSA) April 30, 2015
— ❌Saxx Skwerl❌ (@SaxxSkwerl) April 30, 2015
This is the most backward thing I've ever read. You condemn a mom parenting her child? would you rather he rioted? https://t.co/He5NXZdnrZ
— Jean-Claude (@chickbouffard) April 30, 2015
Also, everyone would have preferred he not be there. His Mom managed a bad situation. https://t.co/th23A51qDm
— MLH ♥️ (@just_mindy) April 30, 2015
@washingtonpost Because MAYBE if more parents took responsibility for their children, they won't turn out to become criminals
— Pete McCole (@PeteMcCole) April 30, 2015
Let's not kid ourselves: 24/7 news cycle makes stories like this an inevitability. Gotta fill those empty spaces. https://t.co/2039OefAlu
— The Nats Won The World Series (@EsotericCD) April 30, 2015
The bottom line, hopefully:
That WaPo article isn’t alone. The Huffington Post is also running this:
Dear White America: Toya Graham is not your hero http://t.co/ZZHmQ6rTox
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) April 30, 2015
Progs of a feather…