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  •  To take on number 5: (5+ / 0-)

    My wife and I will sit around and muse on how serial killers are so often white, but with more opportunities out there, that is changing now!

    Seriously, my wife and I reflect on what is wrong with white culture, but I believe most of the country, when there is a mass murder by a white guy, basically ask,
    "What is wrong with our (the USA) society in general?"

    In other words, there is no generalization to other white folks as there would be in the case of a minority; AND the whiteness (of the perp) is (as you said above) taken as the norm.  Thus, the generalization is all about society in our country, rather than just about white folks.

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    by Floyd Blue on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 11:56:19 AM PST

    •  what would happen if white folks had it made (4+ / 0-)
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      plain that domestic terrorists, the majority of those convicted of child sex abuse, treason, serial killing, etc. etc. etc. are disproportionately white? would there be a national fit or a "who cares?"

      •  a mere coincidence, I'm sure. Skewed stats! (1+ / 0-)
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        Buy Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand, and tear Ayn and the GOP new orifices. Plus, I get a small royalty, and Jeff Bezos and his employees get the rest. Not a bad deal, as CEO Bezos is not much of a dick, relatively speaking. @floydbluealdus1

        by Floyd Blue on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:05:40 PM PST

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    •  White people who do the heinous (0+ / 0-)

      are always immediately framed as outliers. They are always pictured as being divergent, unstable, utterly unlike the norm... As I told a co-worker when the Abu Ghraib pictures became public and he was touting the Bush Administration party line that those abuses... and the pictures of them... with the guards showing frivolity and the enjoyment of the degradation and disrespect... were not representative of America... Google "lynching postcards" and tell me what you find...

      The track record says in many instances what they want people to believe is an aberration is often par for the course...

      Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

      by awesumtenor on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 11:34:59 PM PST

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