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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Race War

The brilliant Thomas Sowell has a column at NRO on the hidden race war now on in America:
When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might sound like news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn’t.

The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have tried to sweep it under the rug.

Similar episodes of unprovoked violence by young black gangs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls, or in other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles, and other places across the country. Both the authorities and the media tend to try to sweep these episodes under the rug.

In Milwaukee, for example, an attack on whites at a public park a few years ago left many of the victims battered to the ground and bloody. But when the police arrived on the scene, it became clear that the authorities wanted to keep this quiet.
I try to avoid generalizations about race.  When you have a nation of 300+ million people, there will be bad, and good, actors in all groups.  And mass generalizations about races or nationalities invariably would have large numbers that don't fit.

However, to ignore reality, especially by the press and police, is to place the public in danger.

Read the whole article HERE.

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