Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jarvis is a Racist

The commenters seems to love to attack Jarvis DeBerry, an African American columnist for the Times Picayune. In particular, because his column frequently discusses race, usually in thoughtful ways, he is called a racist, usually by seeming racists.

Here are some comments to his op-ed about the increase in murders under the new police superintendant:

Saxon Caucasus February 27, 2011 at 7:15AM
Ok Mr. DeBerry, after carefully looking at the victims and the criminals there seems to predominantly be one thing they have in common.
Want to guess what it is?
So..what's YOUR solution? Get Riley back so you can ignore the real problem and blame whitey and the "shadow government"?
amaxe February 27, 2011 at 7:30AM
You're a racist jerk, Jarvis !
The problem is that black kids are getting black kids pregnant and walking away from their responsibility of raising what they made ! Then the poor black kid grows up with NO family, No education, NO father figure, NO future and NO WAY TO LIVE HONESTLY!
They get into drugs and then kill each other.....facts are there !
To blame Serpas or anyone else but the culture is like blaming the weatherman for rain !!!
Saxon Caucasus February 27, 2011 at 7:43AM
Ok fine...we'll ignore Jarvis vaguely disguised criticism/comparison of the white police chief who took over a department that had been very poorly run by african americans. After all, that IS the whole point of this article and most of his writings...find a way to blame whitey.
Like I said..the vast majority of the criminals and the victims seem to have one thing in common. Have you noticed?
 amaxe February 27, 2011 at 7:57AM
As I said before, black kids are knocking up black kids, the baby grows up with no father or family, gets involved with drugs and kills and gets killed!
What's so difficult to understand? The facts speak the truth ! They can't be denied!
There's no racism, just black kids getting killed, DUHHHH!!!
 exneworleanian February 27, 2011 at 7:55AM
Guess Landrieu should have found a black chief, then Jarvis would have had to think up something else to write about... 
pygmalian6 February 27, 2011 at 7:59AM
I have to agree with what amaxe said. To top it off, everyone is afraid of the little gangsters and will not come forward with information to put them away. Why? Because there is very little punishment for crimes committed and these gangsters know that. So do police on the streets because they deal with the same people all of their lives until they're shot dead on the streets or go to prison finally after commiting crimes for years and years and getting away with it. Answer, build more prisons, take away the weight lifting equipment, TV, good food that poor people can't afford to eat, take away the air conditioning, weld the prison cell shut and hose it out daily. Treat them like the animals they are while they're there and maybe they won't be back.
Saxon Caucasus February 27, 2011 at 8:12AM
@huffman jack
I'm not sure what you said in your last post, or your point.
I'm guessing that you're one of the people who says the bad economy is all bush's fault and obama inherited it and he can't fix it overnight and we have to give him a chance..blah...blah...etc...right?
..but the new white police chief is supposed to somehow stop negroes from killing each other immediately or he's a failure...

royrogers February 27, 2011 at 8:47AM
Want to look for a hopeful sign? Look for Jarvis to write a column putting the responibility squarely where it lies. That would be on the families (if you can call them that) and neighborhoods that breed the criminals.
That would be a hopeful sign.


  1. It's especially sad and awful because DeBerry tends to read those responses and parry some of them himself. Nothing like getting a load of racism leveled at your words in such a direct way every week. Terrible stuff.

  2. Leigh, Thanks for you comment and for pointing out that Jarvis responds to some comments. I had not noticed Jarvis getting directly into the comment mix. His comments responding to other users can all be seen here: It would be a wearying job to have to defend yourself from thoughtless, anonymous, ad hominem attacks every time you wrote something.

  3. Another comment to the story:

    garofalo.stanley February 27, 2011 at 11:18AM

    I really don't see a problem here,as long as they are killing each other,they are saving the tax payers a bundle of money,and we get the trash off the streets!It's too bad we can't get the parents to do the same,especially the ones who give their "children" the guns and lie for them. I'am so tired of hearing these so called parents speak of how good their "child" was,yeah right,as good as that 16 year old piece of garbage that terrorize the St. Rock neighborhood,I don't care who's the police chief,he can't control what's beyond his control!It's like I always said,Katrina only did half the job,maybe these drug heads will finish it,Gee can't wait to see tomorrow new batch of killings!Keep up the good work!


    At least he uses (or purports to use) his real name?

  4. I just noticed my comments on here,first of all it is my real name,if you want to call me a racist for saying the truth,so be it,just because it something you don't like hearing(The Truth).I would have said the same thing if it was white's killing whites everyday,but that's not the case so I can't change the facts to make people like you feel better,only writers at the TP can do that.

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