Earlier I wrote about Vonelle Cook, the 77-year-old white man killed by Corey Pujols, a black Dunkin’ employee, in a verbal spat about customer service.
Pujols has now been sentenced to house arrest [Dunkin’ worker sentenced to house arrest after fatally punching irate customer, AP, March 8, 2022].
In comparing the severity of the crime to the punishment, it's as if the charges against Pujols were simply dismissed.
The prosecutors openly admit that Pujol's status as a black man aggrieved by a racial slur (assuming this is even true—I would like to know if the investigation corroborated this) drove the light treatment.
The street reality is this: a white man who calls a black man the n-word is a dead man. This is because, duh, the social power alignments have flipped in the past 50 years, and in the past five, have accelerated to the point that a black man can say anything, while a white man can say nothing.
That may or may not be fair, but it's true.
Tips for whites:
John Derbyshire’s version of The Talk still holds.
I might add:
“And kids, know that everything I just advised is itself undiscussable with the world at large. If you tell anyone I told you this stuff, someone would call the child protection agency.”
Bonus tip for Asian women: stand in the middle of the subway platform. Keep looking in all directions. If a black person approaches and tries to engage, try pretending that your cellphone has just rung, and it’s prompted you to start walking away.
As the liberals say, “Stay safe!”