On the heels of the crimes committed by four black teens in Chicago who kidnapped and tortured an autistic white man (and each of whom have now been charged with hate crimes (one for race, one for disability), kidnapping, and battery with a deadly weapon) President Obama has claimed to have improved race relations during his time in office. To examine that claim, let’s first take a look at the reaction to the crimes and the charges against the Chicago teens in media and social media.
CNN’s Don Lemon disagreed with his panel guest Matt Welsh when Welsh called the black teens’ actions “evil.” Instead, Lemon attributed the criminal acts to their youth and “bad home training . . . I have no idea who is raising these young people because no one I know on earth who is 17-years-old or 70-years-old would ever think of treating another person like that, and you wonder, at 18-years-old, where is the parent?” Talk about a non-sequitur. Lemon would relieve these feral monsters of any moral blame for their acts because of bad potty training? But many on the progressive left seem to agree with Mr. Lemon.