An excellent read from VDH. The racial divide in this country has gotten bigger as a direct result of this President, the Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Democrats in general and the usual suspects of race hustlers. And the media highlights only those cases that fit the narrative.
This will end very badly if it isn’t reigned in.
94% of crime committed against blacks are caused by blacks. Where’s the outrage for that statistic?
Two Racial Narratives—and the Current Hysteria
Polls show that the Trayvon Martin case has split the country apart over perceptions of race and justice, in ways that may dwarf the polarities of the O.J. Simpson trial days of 1994. Or does the new friction simply reflect an ongoing erosion in relations since 2009? Or is it all hype, and things are still about as they were?
This tension was not supposed to have increased with the election of Barack Obama, who ran on “healing” and “unity,” and who was proclaimed by supporters as ushering in a new post-racial age.
Here I list a few random examples of the new racial furies and conclude with the two irreconcilable narratives.
The Trayvon Martin Tragedy
Hollywood director Spike Lee tweeted what he thought was George Zimmerman’s address, in hopes, apparently, that vigilantes might assemble there. Ex-boxer Mike Tyson called for George Zimmerman’s death; the New Black Panther Party put a “dead or alive” bounty on his head, confident that there would never be a state or federal charge of conspiracy to commit a felony lodged against them. I think all these examples were more or less open calls for violence.