Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Racism in Milwaukee

According to JSOnline (Milwaukee Journal Sentinal):
Shaina Perry remembers the punch to her face, blood streaming from a cut over her eye, her backpack with her asthma inhaler, debit card and cellphone stolen, and then the laughter.
"They just said 'Oh, white girl bleeds a lot,' " said Perry, 22, who was attacked at Kilbourn Reservoir Park over the Fourth of July weekend....
Perry was among several who were injured by a mob they said beat and robbed them and threw full beer bottles while making racial taunts. The injured people were white; the attackers were African-American, witnesses said.
Unfortunately for Shaina Perry and the other victims, no celebrities like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton will stand up for them. No major news media outlets will endlessly promote their story, lamenting the sorry state of racism in Milwaukee and condemning the hate crimes. In fact, her attackers probably won't even be charged with hate crimes! All because the victims don't happen to have the right skin color.

Failure to recognize that racism comes in all skin colors is itself racist.

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