Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley made quite a few inflammatory comments about black people and lynching on his piece about Oklahoma’s SAE frat. Riley suggested that black people saw more progress “when whites were still lynching blacks”.
Riley claimed that black people acted gleefully when the frat’s video was released, instead of disgust. He also noted that the “Democratic Party’s belief that there is a federal solution to every black problem”.
“History shows that faster black progress was occurring at a time when whites were still lynching blacks, not merely singing about it,” Riley wrote in his column. “Liberals want blacks to ignore the lessons of this pre-Civil Rights era, which threaten the current relevance of groups like the NAACP and call into question the Democratic Party’s belief that there is a federal solution to every black problem.”
“The problem isn’t the attitudes and behaviors of the boys on the bus so much as those of the boys in the hood,” Riley wrote.
Riley apparently has not been a recipient of a ‘negro wake up call’.