It was a mantra built on a lie – so says Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, who now regrets supporting the “hands up, don’t shoot” rallying cry after reading the Department of Justice report.
In his March 16th column, the black liberal journalist wrote, “they have…forced me to deal with two uncomfortable truths: Brown never surrendered with his hands up, and Wilson was justified in shooting Brown.”
Yes, truth is a very uncomfortable thing, and the fact that Capehart is willing to take a principled stand is admirable.
Not surprisingly, his commentary was attacked by some who felt he was pandering to whites. But here on allenbwest.com we are all too familiar with those sorts of salvos. The truth is very difficult to bear for those who make a living on falsehoods (Rev. Al, I’m looking at you).
Again to his credit, Capehart said, “We must never allow ourselves to march under the banner of a false narrative. And when we discover that we have, we must acknowledge it, admit our error and keep on marching.”Indeed, but first how ‘bout ensuring you’re marching in the right direction?