Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Black on white crime is completely out of control, and the media doesn't care.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
my beliefs are from personal, anecdotal observations. my sense is there was a substantial increase in general meanness soon after the economic meltdown. large numbers of people were doing less well. those doing the worst were the under-skilled underclass. and they did feel the effects the most
Both blacks and whites can be racist, as in hold irrational hatred of someone based on the color of their skin. This is not a mutually exclusive category with "mentally disturbed."
So: If a white person in Union Square shouted "I hate black people," and assaulted the first black person he saw, I would also say "the actions of one mentally disturbed individual do not indicate an increase in black-on-white crime."
But thanks for making all sorts of assumptions that don't disprove my point.
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“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.