Two young black men were murdered by police officers in one week.
Soon after, an angry young black man killed and wounded police officers in Dallas, during a peaceful march by the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
On the news today, one angry white man said the fact that the protesters participating in the march turned toward the police for help after they heard gunshots, made them hypocrites.
I support teachers.
I do not support teachers who abuse, molest, or bully their students. When these “bad apple” teachers are discovered, they are removed from their positions and prosecuted. Meanwhile, parents continue to send their students to school.
Does that make parents hypocrites?
Does the fact that you are disgusted by “bad apple” teachers, yet continue to send your children to school make you a hypocrite?
I support police officers.
However, I do not support prejudiced, cowardly officers who shoot first and ask questions later. I do not support murderers regardless of what color their clothes are, or what “club” they belong to. They need to be removed from their positions and prosecuted. Meanwhile, I still look to officers for protection.
Does that make me a hypocrite?
Of course not.
PS: I support teaching critical thinking skills so the average person can understand the difference.