Johnathan Perkins, Privileged Victim of Make-Believe Racism
Perkins made his allegations in a letter to the editor of the U.Va. law school’s student newspaper, Virginia Law Weekly. He sent a copy to the university’s police department, which treated the essay as a formal complaint. Perkins described walking home from a bar review session and being stopped by the flashing lights of a University of Virginia police car. Two white officers, he said, questioned him, told him that he “fit the description of someone we’re looking for,” made fun of him as a law student, frisked and searched him, refused to give their names and badge numbers, and then followed him home after saying he was free to leave.
How awful. To quote Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) (when discussing American troops at Club Gitmo), “you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings.”
Fortunately, Perkins made the whole thing up.
As soon as the letter was published, the university’s police department began an investigation, bringing in some outside experts to assist. […After the tall tale fell apart,] the university released a statement announcing that the investigation found that Perkins had made up the story. The university’s statement (not available on the university’s website, but posted on the Virginia Law Weekly‘s Facebook page) quoted Perkins (without naming him) as saying that he fabricated the story. “I wrote the article to bring attention to the topic of police misconduct,” he said in a written statement. “The events in the article did not occur.”
When moonbats of color are forced to invent such humdrum stories to remind us how oppressed we’re supposed to pretend they are, it’s time to drop the whole charade and turn our attention to the very real discrimination systematically imposed against those of us who aren’t minorities.
Naturally no charges are being pressed against Perkins. It would be racist to expect the oppressed to answer for their behavior. Chief of Police Michael A. Gibson obsequiously bleated:
“I recognize that police misconduct does occur. Pressing charges in this case might inhibit another individual who experiences real police misconduct from coming forward with a complaint. I want to send the message just how seriously we take such charges and that we will always investigate them with care and diligence.”
Police brass, like military brass, must be beholden to political correctness to reach the top. So the rank and file are always treated as if they are guilty.
The University of Virginia has an honor code. So much as telling a lie is grounds for expulsion, leave alone lying to the whole school and sending the police on a wild goose chase. But it would be racist to expect the oppressed to live by honor codes, so Perkins will not be expelled. More important to UV than its honor code is its commitment to Affirmative Action.
Hopefully no one is missing the irony of Perkins’s stunt confirming that not only are blacks not oppressed, they are pampered with privileged treatment to the point of absurdity.