14 04 12 - 10:34Viz:
I don't hate people. I just hated what happened to that guy, just like I hated what happened to the victims in Tulsa. But what I really hate is how the video is only going to confirm what so many whites think about blacks and the arrests are only going to confirm what so many blacks think about whites.
That's where much of the focus will inevitably go instead of to what I think is far more important, and that is what blacks think about ourselves. I don't need to tell you what the response from the black community would be if the victim in the Baltimore video was black and the assailants white. But for some reason many blacks puree crimes of this nature through some warped situational ethics filter, which in the end only makes a mockery of the community more than it empowers it.
For if President Obama had a son, he would look like Trayvon, but he would also look like one of the assailants in that video. That's the uncomfortable truth that the black community must deal with: Racism still hurts us, but not nearly as much as we hurt ourselves. - L.K. Granderson
He's too restrained to flip it around, but whites do themselves an assload of damage by refusing to talk about race honestly and to separate it from $$$. Ultimately, I don't think it's a question of crime, wealth or racism. I think it's a question of white people wanting to live on their own terms with people like them. I think black people desire the same thing, but aren't going to see that until more of them are at a middle class level of income. Then again, while I type, their ethnic homeland is being partitioned by China and India and its wealth is being exported.