— shift by msnbc (@shiftmsnbc) October 27, 2015
He’s not racist, Ben Fields has a black girlfriend, says the South Carolina Sheriff Leon Lott. According to Lot, Fields, who was caught on tape brutalizing a black female student, has been dating a black woman for “quite some time”.
Lott made these comments during a Tuesday night press conference and obviously he doesn’t understand how racism works.
So what Fields has a black girlfriend. There are plenty of white men out there who’d date black women, and hate another type of black woman.
One conversation I had recently with a white ex went something like this:
Him: Well you weren’t one of those hoodrat black chicks.
Me: And this is why we’re no longer together. You’re a fucking racist.
And of course he didn’t see it that way. But I’m quite sure Fields is just that type of white guy.
“Would that have a bearing on his thought process?” Lott mused after he spoke about Fields’ girlfriend. “It may have, but I would think that would have effected it in a positive way, not a negative way.”
Yeah, well apparently Fields has some deep-rooted issues when it comes to black women. Because this isn’t the first incident. Last year, he allegedly dragged a pregnant black student down a hallway as well.
Lott also tried to victim blame the student, alleging that a 3rd video shows her hitting the officer. Which is interesting because in the first two videos released, the girl doesn’t even get a chance to get off the ground.
“I’m very disturbed by it,” Lott said after seeing the videos. “I wanted to throw up.”
But Lott said both the student’s teacher and the administrator “felt the deputy acted appropriately.”
Because they’re obviously idiots.
“She was the one resisting arrest and it wasn’t racial,” Lott said of the teenager.
The FBI is now investigating the incident at Lott’s requested.
“The criminal investigation will be best served with the FBI as the lead agency,” Lott said in a statement posted on Facebook. “We do not want any issues with the community or those involved having questions concerning conflicts of interest in this investigation.”
Fields has been suspended without pay during.
Wonder what his black girlfriend thinks about all of this?