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Heightening racial tension: Just part of his plan

chrislanekillersIt’s reaching near-epidemic proportions, but the press is still failing to report on the uptick in black-on-white crime in America. Some will be familiar with the accounts of violent black-on-white crime reported by WND of late, several of which have been incredibly brutal and gruesome.

Last Friday, 22-year-old Australian Christopher Lane was gunned down by three black youths in Duncan, Okla. The crime is not being reported as racially motivated, despite the fact that the assailants deliberately chose an upscale, predominantly white neighborhood. Neither is the stabbing attack on 17-year-old Natasha Martinez in Queens, N.Y., being classified as racially motivated, even though this one might be the work of a serial assailant. I imagine the lack of coverage could be due to the fact that Martinez has a Latino surname and appears white, whereas George Zimmerman (who was acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin) has an Anglo surname but identifies as Latino. If that appears convoluted and nonsensical, that’s only because it is.

However, it is not only in recent weeks or since the Zimmerman verdict that such crimes have been on the increase.

I’ve been asked more times than I can reliably recall why race relations in America appear to have deteriorated since Barack Obama became president. I would wager that most Americans, even those who were not Obama supporters, hoped that his ascendency would result in an improvement in race relations.

Not that they were all that bad to start with, in my humble opinion.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Racism