Fox News host Tucker Carlson asserted over the weekend that it was “obvious” that black teens were responsible for making neighborhoods more dangerous, but white people were not allowed to admit it on the air.
The Blacksphere Executive Director Kevin Jackson, who is African-American, argued during a Saturday interview with Carlson that black people may soon consider voting for Republicans because they had elected black leaders, but were still complaining about civil rights violations.
“It is a sign that there is a kink in the armor here,” Jackson explained. “And the fact of the matter is, when these people were out protesting, I asked the question, who are you protesting against? When you talk about civil rights violations, when the president is black, the attorney general is black, the head of Homeland Security is black.”
“There’s not a white Republican boogey man to blame. So, yeah, it’s about time that these folks woke up and said let’s starting looking at results.”
Jackson said that many African-American voters did not realize that “in most cases in the history of black people, we’ve been touched by other white folks. I’m a perfect example of that, where they’ve done really great things to help you.”
“So, it isn’t about color, it’s about character, and it’s about people that you culturally mesh with,” he added. “And the unfortunate thing is blacks have taken themselves out and not wanted to be part of the American culture.”
Carlson pointed out that many black Democrats viewed Republicans as “racist.”
“That is a meme that is unfortunately permeating through the black community,” Jackson agreed. “But you’re starting to see that crack. Because eventually when you’ve been kept down, and you start seeing the results, eventually you’ve got to wake up.”
“Black neighborhoods are not safe,” Jackson insisted. “And it isn’t because of cops, it’s because of black teens. It’s because of black crime. So at some point, the reality hits you. If you’re running the gauntlet to get to work or to get to school, it’s not cops stopping you, it’s the people in your neighborhood.”
“You just said something I couldn’t say, that most people couldn’t,” Carlson noted. “We’re living in an age where you’re not allowed to say obvious things, and you kind of have to conform.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Oct. 19, 2014.