Say his name. 5 year old Cannon Hinnant was executed in cold blood while riding his bike. The accused killer is Darius Sessoms. He allegedly walked up to the boy and shot him dead in front of his sisters. Reverse the races and this is the only thing anyone talks about for a month pic.twitter.com/5V72YhAOlI— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 11, 2020
I hate this country. pic.twitter.com/ldlu77FqyU— Jack Fell (@JackFell13) August 11, 2020
Darius Sessoms walked up to his neighbors kids who were riding bikes outside their home, placed a gun to this 5 year old boy’s head & executed him in front of his two sisters for accidentally riding his bike on his lawn. Not a peep from the national media.https://t.co/pDKws1P3ZA pic.twitter.com/tvXc5VKKGm— Once Great Pyrenees (@ThatOldSheepDog) August 11, 2020
This is the family. Poor whites doing what they could to get by. pic.twitter.com/0q43kxO6vr— Mattias Tannhauser (@MattiasTanhausr) August 11, 2020
I said yesterday that I was taking a break.
I’m still planning to do so but I can’t let this go without comment.
“WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Cannon Hinnant is no longer here but is still leaving an impact.
The Wilson community called for an end to violence against children in the slain 5-year-old boy’s honor at an event organized by some of his family Monday afternoon.
“Really everybody just wants answers as to why this was done. There will be justice,” said Allan Wooten, Cannon’s uncle.
Wooten says Cannon was outside with his siblings playing on his bicycle when he was shot and killed by Darius Sessoms. …”
“North Carolina police have charged a neighbor with the murder of a five-year-old boy who was riding a bike in his own yard when he was shot at point blank range on Sunday evening.
Darius Sessoms, 25, was taken into custody by Wilson police around 24 hours after he allegedly approached Cannon Hinnant in front of the young boy’s father’s house at 5:30pm and shot him in the head.
Hinnant’s seven-year-old and eight-year-old sisters witnessed the killing, their mother told WRAL. …
‘Sunday, August 9, 2020 a sweet soul named Cannon Hinnant was taken from this world over a senseless act,’ it reads.
‘A beautiful 5 year old baby boy riding his bicycle was shot by his neighbor point blank in Wilson NC. One minute he is enjoying his life, the next it all ends because he rode into his neighbors yard.’ …”
Earlier this afternoon, I had just walked out of a Books-A-Million in Opelika, AL when I checked my Twitter feed and saw the news. I had went there to look for a book about modernism.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything of interest about modernism, but right at the front of the store there was a big prominent display of the whole cannon of “antiracism” books including Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility, Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped From The Beginning and How To Be An Antiracist and Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. There was also a book about the late John Lewis.
Do you know what my first thought was when I heard the news that this monster had executed Cannon Hinnant riding his bicycle at point blank range and that the American media was refusing to cover the story because of “antiracism”? My first thought was … well, by the current standard of Critical Social Justice Theory, the 5-year-old White kid was the “racist” and Darius Sessoms was the “antiracist.” White people including 5-year-olds are “racist” by definition and people like Sessoms are the true victims of “systemic racism” and “white supremacy.” That’s how far gone this country is now in 2020.
If this had been my son who was executed like this in cold blood by a murderer, the mainstream media would have also tried to cover up the story because it doesn’t fit the narrative. This isn’t “a story about race in America” that the media is interested in sharing. Unlike George Floyd, they can’t make an issue of this because of something called “antiracism.” We can’t care about this because of “antiracism.” The public can’t even be allowed to know that Whites are usually the victims of interracial crime. The media ignored the murder of Jessica Whitaker who was executed for saying All Lives Matter in Indiana.
In writing this article, I am engaging in “White Fragility” or “discomfort and defensiveness on the part of a white person when confronted by information about racial inequality and injustice.” I’m uncomfortable with the fact that we live in a country where black people can literally do anything now whether it is looting downtown Chicago or murdering a White 5-year-old riding his bicycle and I am the “extremist” for simply acknowledging it happened. I am not a supporter of the “racial justice” movement. I experience discomfort and defensiveness when I try to process why I am supposed to care about George Floyd, Bubba Wallace or Jussie Smollett, but not Cannon Hinnant.