Andy Ngo's Recent Twitter Suspension Highlights a Big Problem On How We Talk About Race

You’re likely familiar with Andy Ngo by now, but in case you’re not, it would suffice to say that he’s probably one of the bravest journalists in America today. The guy is typically known for being square in the middle of Antifa rallies, which is dangerous at the best of times but add to the fact that they know his face and his stances, and you have a potentially violent situation.

And it has gotten very violent for Ngo.

Ngo continues to brave waters where not many people tend to tread, and this doesn’t just include Antifa rallies. This also includes broaching subjects that many would rather stay silent on due to societal conditioning. This very thing recently caused Ngo to be suspended from Twitter, and after a short battle with them, they finally reinstated his account.

The reason for his suspension was that Ngo simply told the truth about trans murders, which in our politically correct society, wasn’t exactly taken well by the SJWs that run Silicon Valley.

As Ngo tells it at the Post Millennial, the story begins on November 20 during the “Trans Day of Remembrance,” which is meant to remember all the transgender lives lost. Leaving no opportunity to virtue signal on the ground, the Clintons began chiming in.

As the Clintons will do and as the left does, they made this out to be an epidemic and one that we must all stop what we’re doing and attend to. Rest assured, murder is definitely a problem no matter who it is who was murdered, and my heart goes out to anyone who lost their lives unfairly, including trans people. That said, the Clintons supposed heartfelt message was politically laced, and like anyone wise enough to know what the Clinton’s were up to, Ngo saw through it.

Ngo decided to weigh in and correct some of the assumptions the Clintons were hoping we’d make, including the ones that America is a hateful country towards transgender people, and the fact that we’re a racist country to boot since most of those murdered were black:

Chelsea Clinton, doing what the Clintons do best, weighed in vapidly on Nov. 20: “Since 2013, more than 150 trans people have been murdered in the U.S., the majority Black transgender women. On #TDoR2019, we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate.”

Though the sentiment is valid, the claim she repeats is not. There is no “epidemic” of violent homicides against trans people in the U.S. How do I know? From data released by the Human Rights Campaign and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

I responded to Ms. Clinton: “The U.S. is one of the safest countries for trans people. The murder rate of trans victims is actually lower than that for cis population. Also, who is behind the murders? Mostly black men.”

In one tweet, Ngo had committed two cardinal sins. He resisted the mainstream narrative of victimhood for both trans people and black people and said things that you’re not supposed to say in our society. Almost a week later, the PC police at Twitter pulled up to Ngo’s digital door and shut him off:

Five days later, I was informed by Twitter that I had violated its policy against “hateful conduct.” For stating a verifiable empirical claim, Twitter determined that I “promote violence against, threaten or harass other people” based on protected characteristics. I was given the option of deleting the tweet and facing a timed suspension, or appealing the decision while remaining indefinitely locked out of the platform. I chose the latter option.

Ngo lost the appeal and was forced to delete the tweet. Needless to say, Ngo was highly displeased, not because he wasn’t allowed to speak his mind on Twitter, but because he wasn’t allowed to tell the truth:

Twitter’s decision to force me to accept a false reality in order to use its platform is chilling to those who value truth above dogma, as uncomfortable as the truth may be. The dogma of our day is the trans ideology—an authoritarian worldview replete with science and evidence denial. Among many things, it claims that sex is a construct and that trans people are being hunted down across America.

The thing is, what Ngo said was indeed the truth and he provides plenty of references in his Post Millennial article. So what’s the problem?

The problem is that we’re so conditioned that we have accepted political correctness over facts. While I can agree that truth without tact can be cruelty, I think the more cruel thing to do is ignore the causes and sources of problems. Doing so only makes the problem worse. You wouldn’t ignore cancer.

Before I incite rage mobs, I want to make it clear that I don’t think black people are the aforementioned problem. Every black person I know isn’t a murderer. I can’t stand it when all white people are painted as guilty for any problems a white person causes, and it’s unfair to do the same to black people. That’s racism, no matter which foot the blame game shoe is on.

But the fact that I even have to say that is sad. I shouldn’t have to clarify that I don’t think black people are bad. But I do have to clarify because if I don’t, my entire point will be swept away by the accusation that I’m just saying these things because I’m a white supremacist. It’s nonsense, but that’s the world we live in.

And because we live in that world, we have trouble talking about things that would benefit from being openly talked about. Raising the problems faced by black communities with open dialogue and conversation wouldn’t just stop at “because black people” if we weren’t continuously stopped there when we speak about it. We’d be able to decipher the cause of high crime rates by being made aware of things like fatherless homes, and that fatherless homes are inspired, at least in part, by government subsidies.

We’re not allowed to have those conversations right now, and not having those conversations is only exacerbating the problem, not just for black communities, but for the people outside them who don’t know what’s going on and why these problems keep happening.

But the truth is socially outlawed in order to spare feelings.

If anyone is to blame for making things worse for the respective communities the left claims to protect, it’s the left, who continues to make it impossible to talk about.


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