Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi, author and contributing inscriber for The Atlantic, wondered what would have transpired in Columbus, OH if Ma’Khia Bryant had been a “16-year-old white girl in an affluent suburban neighborhood. Bryant was shot and killed by police after she appeared to assail another person with a knife.
Kendi verbally expressed he finds it “hard” to believe the officer who took action to stop Bryant from utilizing the knife on others “would have utilized lethal force” on an affluent, white girl.
“So when I visually examine that video, I ask myself, if that would have been a 16-year-old white girl in an opulent suburban neighborhood, would the police officer have sought to disarm this girl? Would the police officer have sought to verbalize her down? Would the police officer … have utilized lethal force? And it’s hard for me to believe that that would have transpired. It’s hard for me to believe that that officer would not have responded differently for a different girl in a different community.”
“[I] ken many people feel as if they did not witness police work,” he integrated. “They witnessed someone being killed and even potentially murdered. And, of course, like with any other case, people are going to be outraged that someone did not come and de-escalate the situation, disarm that girl, so everyone could have peregrinated home safely that evening.”
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