The left’s “grievance industry” pushes narratives of “racial victimization” in pursuit of political power, noted Shelby Steele, author and Hoover Institution senior fellow, sharing his analysis on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Jerome Hudson.
Steele highlighted left-wing and Democrat framings of the death of Michael Brown as illustrative of how Democrats and the left sell “racial victimization” to blacks.
“The poetic truth is that Michael Brown was shot by a white racist cop, who killed him out of racial animus of some kind,” Steele said. “That’s absolutely not true. There’s none of it that’s true. His death was a terrible tragedy, but it didn’t have anything to do with racism.”
Steele described “racial victimzation” as a political cottage industry used by Democrats and the left to demand expansion of government power.
“Black Americans, in the last 60 years since the sixties, we have made our racial victimization our primary source