Things got real during a Fox News “Faceoff” segment when black activist Quanell X and white host Angela Box went at it about who is to blame for violent attacks against Black youth.
The two were having a respectful debate when they began discussing the recent #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh during which a teenage Black girl was violently manhandled by a campus officer because she was being disobedient in class.
Box said although she believed Officer Ben Fields’ actions went too far, she said he shouldn’t have lost his job over it.
She went on to say that tense relations between law enforcement and the black community is rooted in the ‘perpetual chip’ that blacks carry on their shoulders and blamed black culture for youth lacking respect for authority.
“When you have a student disrupting the class making life hell for the teachers and other students it is impossible for other students to learn,” Box said.
“I do agree the cop went too far but I don’t think he should have lost his job over it.”
“I think it’s high time we start addressing the root causes of all this: the disrespect of teachers, this Black Lives Matter movement, this perpetual chip on your shoulder against everybody that’s not like yourself. It’s got to stop. We’ve got to address the culture.”
Quanell remained calm after those comments and said that Fields’ termination was justified and that he should actually be indicted for assaulting the teen.
“Ms. Box, nobody supports a disruptive student in a classroom because it stops other kids from learning,” Quanell said.
“But what I do have a problem with is, men should never handle a woman like the way that cop handled that little girl, to turn that desk over the way he did, grab her around her neck, then grabbed that child and threw her across the room that is unbecoming of a man with decent character and conduct.”
“That’s unbecoming of a conduct of a police officer. They should have got a school counselor, a therapist on campus with a school counselor and a mental health officer to come to the school to deal with that child.”
The conversation started heating up once Quanell addressed Box’s comments about the Black Culture.
"Now, for you to say that we need to deal with the culture of black kids in schools, let’s deal with the culture of these crazy fanatic white boys who go in schools with guns and shoot and kill everybody!"
Box reacted as if she was offended by that statement and started to speak until Quanell told her to let him finish.
He then listed off some of the notorious mass shootings carried out by white males such as at Columbine High School in 1999 and Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012.
Box chimed in and made it a political issue by claiming that democrats destroyed the black family and self-worth.
(She could have touched heaven with that reach!)
Things just got tenser from there and a full-blown screaming match ensued between them. A video of the segment was posted to Facebook which has garnered more than 300,000 views thus far.
It doesn't matter whose side you're on regarding whether Officer Fields was right or wrong, but it should be clear to everyone that the "black culture" had NOTHING to do with his conscious decision to physically assault the girl in the way that he did.
Fields shouldn't handle any teenage girl in such an aggressive manner no matter what race she is, that much we all agree on.
The reason why race is an issue is because assault against blacks has become a common thread in our society.
Furthermore, we can confidently surmise that had the student in this incident been a white girl, she likely would NOT have been handled the same way and that speaks to the disparity between how blacks and whites are treated under the law, which is unacceptable.
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