Touré: How to Christmas Shop While Being Black

“...avoid the shop-and-frisk...”

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MSNBC’s Touré dedicated the final segment of The Cycle Monday to his default racially-charged social commentary -- this time in the form of how-to Christmas shopping advice for African-Americans.

Touré advised his African-American viewers that in order to avoid the “shop-and-frisk,” they should do their best to make themselves appear “non-threatening” by dressing well, waving to security cameras, speaking articulately, shaking security guards’ hands, and, if possible, bringing a white friend (though not an attractive white girl if you’re a black male).  

The key word, Touré repeats, is to “mollify” the shop owners and security guards by playing a role they find less “threatening.” And, he warns, whatever you do, “Please don’t mention the FBI’s statistics of larceny arrests that show that 68% were arrests of white folks, 29% were of black folks." He concludes:

Of course... I’m being sarcastic. The problem is not us. It’s the diseased idea that black criminality is endemic and universal, while white criminality is deviant and rare.