As Black Lives Matter protesters descended on McKinney, Texas, to make the town their latest cause célèbre, one black resident spoke out to squash the racial division rhetoric.
And activists want him fired for it — even after another video surfaced showing the party crashers “aren’t so innocent” after all.
Benet Embry, who hosts an Internet radio show on “Deep Ellum on Air,” appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” Monday night to double down on Facebook comments he made earlier in the day in the aftermath of a viral video showing a police officer slamming a bikini-clad black teenage girl to the ground.
The Daily Caller reported that the CEO of Deep Ellum confirmed the company had received at least 25 phone calls demanding Embry be fired after he posted the following message on Facebook.
Oh, I say and I say it again, ya been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok! MediaTakeout.com posts a story showing only 7 minutes of a 30 minute ordeal, makes it racial and all the activist come a running. Look, I LIVE in this community and this ENTIRE incident is NOT racial at all. A few THUGS spoiled a COMMUNITY event by fighting, jumping over fences into a PRIVATE pool, harassing and damaging property. Not EVERYTHING is about RACE. WE have other issuses [sic] that NEED our attention other flights of made up make believe causes.
Embry told host Sean Hannity that he was disturbed by how the officer treated the girl, but emphasized that the Craig Ranch section of McKinney where the incident took place is “not a racist community.”
“It is a diverse subdivision,” he said. “Black, white, Hispanic, East Indian, American Indian, all living together — in friendship basically.”
He added that a handful of unruly — and uninvited — kids ruined the party for the more than 100 teenagers who were there having a good time. No one called the police because the kids were black, he said.
“Only seven of those 130 kids — only seven — caused a whole bunch of confusion and ruined it for everybody,” he said.
“When this party was going on, the people that were in the pool — they were the ones that were supposed to be there — but when the flier went viral everybody from outside of our community started coming in,” he said.
Embry said police were called after security tried to stop the outsiders from trying to jump the fence and crash the party.
“The story that came out on this sub-social media website that they don’t want black kids in the pool is totally preposterous,” he said.
“No neighbor called the cops because there was a black pool party. The cops were called because after the people start jumping in, the fights start breaking out, so then there became a disturbance.”
Embry said the community was being misrepresented as a racist area.
“This is a great community,” he said. “No one is walking around with hooded sheet or burning crosses. We are just a normal, average, everyday suburb in America.”
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