A black Donald Trump supporter, retired Brig. Gen. Remo Butler, told the truth
about black crime on CNN, explaining that most Americans must get a bad impression of blacks from watching television:
You would think that all black people are on welfare, we live in the ghetto, we’re so afraid of getting shot, and we wear our hair in dreadlocks. As you can see, I don’t wear my hair in dreadlocks because I don’t have hair. Two, I speak fairly well, people can understand me. Three, I don’t live in a black neighborhood so I’m not worried about going out and getting shot. [Emphasis added]Most of my friends are like me. We are, as Reagan said, the silent majority.”[Trump Supporter on CNN: ‘I Don’t Live In a Black Neighborhood,’ So I Don’t Worry About ‘Getting Shot’, By Alex Griswold, Mediaite.com, September 6, 2016]
It is certainly is true that many black Americans are socially conservative
, their votes for the party
of abortion and sodomy notwithstanding.
That said, recall what Jesse Jackson said
about black crime at an Operation PUSH meeting in 1993:
There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.
If Donald Trump said that, he’d be called a racist.