Monday, June 03, 2013

Chicago's culture of racism

Rep. Rush (D-Ill)
The Chicago Sun-Times reports on a clash between two of Illinois' members of Congress:
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is highly critical of a proposal by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) for mass arrests of 18,000 Gangster Disciples, telling the Sun-Times on Wednesday that Kirk's approach is "headline grabbing" and an "upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about." [Emph. added]
Rep. Rush has not qualified, amended, or apologized for his racist slur (hat tip: Instapundit).  Neither has the MSM called him on it.  Among Democrats, racism seems to be entirely acceptable as long as it is of a politically correct type.

A culture in which racism is acceptable has consequences.  One of them is the "knockout game."  At American Thinker, John Bennett explains:
In general, the knockout game involves "unprovoked attacks on innocent bystanders," according to police who have had to deal with it.  A retired police officer explains, "Normally it was a group of black males, one of which would strike [the victim] as hard as he could in the face, attempting to knock him out with one punch." The victims are typically not robbed, but simply punched with no provocation.
In one such case of racial violence last year, three teenagers in Chicago struck and killed a 62-year-old man.  They were caught after posting video of the murder on facebook.  Last week in Syracuse, a man was killed in a similarly racially-tinged attack.  Thomas Sowell recommends a book, "White Girl Bleed a Lot" that collects many examples of such incidents.

As long as our political class condones racism, there will be little chance of stopping racist violence.

PREVIOUSLY on racism:
Democrats embrace open racism
“They’re starting to realize white people are human beings just like us.”
Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom says all whites will go to Hell
Former Mayor Marion Barry declares that Asians are "dirty"
Dem. Rep. says Rep. Allen West resembles a hyena
Is it racist to require a photo ID to buy drain cleaner?
NY Times: Midwesterners have low-sloping foreheads
Don't understand what was said? Then it must be racist!
California offers student tutoring but only for students belonging to the right races
For liberals, "affirmative action" means "keep the Asians out"
Occupy Portland protesters hurl racist taunts at an African American
Democrat: "Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men"
The subtleties of White Privilege
Racist cupcakes
Is witch doctor image racist?
Obama ally: "I hate white people...."
“You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”
"The city wasn't ready to hire a white police chief."
A prominent black politician says the white incumbent cannot properly represent black voters.
San Franciscans discriminate against blacks.
"He's not black and he can't represent me, that's just the bottom line."

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