The liberal mentality is simple — almost everyone is a victim. The good news is that people like Denzel Washington stand up and actively push back against that narrative.
In Washington’s latest movie “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Washington plays a defense attorney whose thoughts on the justice system change after he joins a new law firm. The New York Daily News reports that Washington was asked whether the film made him cynical in real life about the justice system as a whole as well as the prison-industrial complex. His response was clear, and perfectly phrased, “It starts at home,” Washington said.
Denzel Washington, the 62-year-old Mount Vernon native, elaborated further on his answer. He explains how it mostly has little to do with race and everything to do with upbringing.
“It starts with how you raise your children. If a young man doesn’t have a father figure, he’ll go find a father figure,” Washington stated.
The approach he took on this subject was different than the opinion of Democrats. Democrats tend to make bold claims accusing people and organizational systems as racist, then accusing others of racism if they deny it exists at epidemic proportions. At the same time, they publish pieces questioning whether their kids can be friends with white people.
The aforementioned article states, “I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust. Much sooner than I thought I would, I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people.”
It is essential to bring that article up because it relates to what Washington is saying in an interesting way. Denzel Washington suggests that people are products of their environment.
Someone’s race is not the issue; instead, upbringing and parenting are everything to people. Washington concludes this idea during his interview, “So you know I can’t blame the system.”
The only reason the topic of racism is so big and far-reaching is due to the Left calling someone a racist or accusing someone of racism at every opportunity. Rational Americans condemn racism and think that it has no place in this country.
But rational Americans also don’t see racism as a huge issue, as Washington doesn’t. It is a huge issue in the sense of occurrences. The act of being a racist is unforgivable, but it doesn’t happen as often as the Left reports.
Denzel Washington shocked his liberal colleagues when he said that race relations begin at home. Can a thoughtful upbringing eliminate the race issue in our society?
The key point that should be taken away from Washington’s statement is that parents need to focus on helping their kids become competent individuals — not the races of other kids or how to label everything as racist. Proper parenting with a mother and father is simply more likely to produce a well-functioning adult as the child grows up.
If a father figure isn’t present, kids will seek one, Denzel noted. If the person they seek out is a gang member, or into drugs, the results could be devastating for the child as they get older. If people want to see real change in the jail population, they need to pull in the scope and start looking at the children affected by single parenthood every day.