Fox Nation host Todd Starnes made a mockery of the tough talks Black parents are forced to have with their children on how to interact with police during his recent commentary on the controversy surrounding students at Convington Christian High School in Kentucky.
Starnes spoke to one of the teens on his radio show Tuesday and offered his support amid fierce backlash over video that appeared to show the students harassing a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial last Friday. Nicholas Sandmann, one of the students at the center of the controversy, said he’s been “called every name the book — including a racist,” and that his family has received death threats.
Starnes wasted no time coming to the Covington students’ defense, at point arguing the high school Catholic boys are in more danger than ever — simply for being white.
“I have to imagine that a lot of those guys are scared,” the conservative columnist began. “And I would be too, when you’ve got a national mob, a lynch mob, targeting these kids, for no reason at all other than the fact they are white, they are Catholic, and they were wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ ball caps. And it’s shameful.’
As public attention and activism centered on fatal police shootings of African-American men began to increase in recent years, concerned parents started posting on social media about the need to have “the talk” with their children about what to do and how to act when approached by the police.
Amid the growing backlash against the Covington students, Starnes suggested maybe it was time for white parents to do the same, citing a “clear and present danger”
“Maybe it’s time for white parents to sit down with their sons and have long talks about the dangers of being a pro-life, pro-Trump Christian in America,” Starnes argued in a separate segment. “Or that they might be targeted and profiled for wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, or that they could be left bloodied and beaten in the streets. Maybe they should tell their sons, ‘Society will judge them by the color of their skin instead of the content of their character.
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