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Jason Whitlock compares 'groundless' BYU racial heckling allegations to lies that 'got Emmett Till killed'

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BlazeTV host Jason Whitlock on Monday compared the discredited story that a Brigham Young University fan hurled racial slurs at a black Duke volleyball player to the false allegations made against Emmett Till, a black boy who was brutally murdered in 1955 in Mississippi after a white woman claimed he had harassed her.

In an appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Whitlock lambasted the mainstream media coverage of an alleged racial incident at an Aug. 26 volleyball match. A non-student fan was banned by BYU officials after the family of Rachel Richardson, a Duke volleyball player, claimed she had been called the N-word multiple times during the game.

On Sept. 9, BYU said it had completed an investigation into the alleged incident and concluded there was no evidence that anything inappropriate was shouted. The school lifted the ban on the fan who was falsely accused of hurling racial slurs.

"This story never made sense. From day one, it was obvious this young woman's godmother, with her own racist past over social media, concocted, exaggerated this," Whitlock told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

He accused biased news reporters of seizing on "fake racial incidents" to cover for the "anti-black racism" of the Democratic Party. Whitlock accused Democrats of telling faith-based black voters they must "hop on board with every satanic movement" when it comes to abortion and transgender issues.

"If you understand the history of black people, there's nothing more racist than that," Whitlock said. "They don't want to talk about that. They want to talk about these make-believe scenarios that never made an ounce of sense."

He continued: "This game was televised. This volleyball match was televised, no one made a sound. No one looked in the stands. No one acted as if anybody was being heckled [with] racial slurs. This was a game of telephone between this 19-year-old girl and her godmother, and the media just ran with it."

Whitlock concluded by comparing the controversy to the lynching of Emmett Till. Till was a 14-year-old black boy who, in 1955, was brutally murdered by two white men after Carolyn Bryant, a white woman, said Till had groped her, made crude remarks, and wolf-whistled at her. Till's murderers, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, were found not guilty of the crime by an all-white jury but confessed to the crime a year later in 1956. They were not retried. Decades later, Bryant admitted the accusations were false.

"This to me, Tucker, is no different than the Carolyn Bryant woman in 1955 in Mississippi," he said. "This type of accusation, groundless accusation, is what got Emmett Till killed. And at BYU, they originally accused a special needs young man of doing this without any evidence, based off this woman's word ... her godmother, who wasn't there, and her father, who wasn't there. They gathered up a lynch mob and blamed it on this 19-year-old kid.

"These guys don't want to end racism. They want to cover up their own racism and then impose racism on people they don't like."

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