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View Diary: The "Knockout Game" is a Dream Come True for Racist White Conservatives (188 comments)

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  •  It seems to me (9+ / 0-)

    that the diarist agrees that the kids doing this deserve to be called out- he certainly calls them out in this diary.

    What he objects to is white racists who use the behavior of a few thugs (to use his word) to justify treating all kids of color as criminals.

    •  This is not the best time to make the argument (7+ / 0-)

      that white racists are overreacting.  Certainly, there are racists out there.  But you don't take something as horrific as what these young men are doing and use their horrific conduct as a basis for calling out the white racists.  It sounds a little too much like trying to shift the focus away from the horrific conduct.

      All of the anger here needs to be directed against these young men, who are living out the worst stereotype that racists have -- that young African American men will go around attacking, and killing, people (some attacks have resulted in death) just for the fun of it.  All of the anger needs to be directed at them, for living out the worst possible stereotype that any racist could have of young African American men.  

      I completely agree that there are racists out there, and that when they display that racism, they need to be called on it.  But this does not, to me, seem to be the right instance to try to shift the focus from the thugs to the white racists.  

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