The Lt. Gov. suggests black men need to be taught not to ‘make that situation with the police officer very tense’
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a hardcore conservative, is suggesting that the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills school curriculum include instruction on advising young men on how to react to the police.
At his appearance during The Texas Tribune Festival — a gathering of the top Texas Republican leaders — Patrick was clearly talking about young black men when he suggested males be taught in school how to behave around police officers.
“I think most of the people in this room know [how to act],” Patrick said to a virtually all-white audience. The Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas at Austin, covered the event.
The Daily Texan posted a story with this headline: GOP leaders express contempt for diversity.
The student newspaper said in the story: “What Patrick meant is that we need to teach these protesters how to change their behavior for the majority’s benefit. This is how his logic works: Black Lives Matter protesters are not individual people standing up to an injustice but a group that brought problems on themselves because they chose to cause a fuss.”
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