Liberal politicians in America often turn to the divisive and dangerous game of identity politics in order to gin up support from their base constituents. Democrats take certain segments of the United States population and package them neatly into groups of aggrieved minorities. Once they have convinced these groups — i.e. blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, LGBT individuals — that they are victims of society, they appeal for their votes by offering them government-run solutions to problems that their policies created in the first place.
It has shown to be an alarmingly effective strategy.
Now, after the recent shootings of African-American men by law enforcement in Minnesota and Louisiana, Democrats are pushing all-in on race-baiting and identity politics — and it appears to be paying off for them.
Following recent events, a Democrat city councilman in America’s fourth largest city believes that the solution is segregated police forces.
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States. It also has the fifth-largest police department. Now, one of Houston’s Democratic city council members has announced his solution to recent tensions between law enforcement and the African-American community: segregation.
In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of black men across the country and the assassination of Dallas police officers, the councilman said police should reflect the ethnicity of the particular community where they patrol.
Speaking to Fox 26 in Houston, City Councilman Dwight Boykins (District D), “I think at this point, because of the crisis situation, not in Houston but throughout the country, we need to have officers patrolling areas that reflect the ethnicity [of that community].”
The councilman continued, “Because that will eliminate second-guessing. People know their community; they know their culture; and I think that can make a difference.”
Boykins fails to address the issue of multi-ethnic neighborhoods, and what would happen if a Hispanic, for instance, ventured out of “his neighborhood” into a white or black neighborhood. If a problem arose, whose job would it be to respond to the call?