Friday, August 05, 2011

Racism in Milwaukee

Mobs of black people beat white victims at the state fair in Milwaukee. Will these thugs be charged with hate crimes? Will the national news media pick up on this?

If this was a story of white mobs attacking innocent black victims it would be on every news outlet in the country for weeks on end.

I hope I'm wrong, but it wouldn't surprise me if the national media pretty much ignores it. It wouldn't be politically correct to focus on black racism.

When our society focuses on the problem of white racism but ignores the problem of black racism, they are saying, in effect, that racism against white people is OK. That is every bit as racist as the attitudes exhibited by the KKK sixty years ago. Apparently the racism hasn't changed. The only thing that has changed is the object of that racism.

Racism is deplorable, regardless of the skin color of the perpetrators.

2 comments:

The Bigger Picture said...

I dont know if u live in Milwaukee or not, but i was there that day and it was not just black people hitting white people. Black people where hitting black people, and white people were hitting white people also. It's weird how this post is extremely one sided.
After reading this post a couple times ive come to the conclusion that you don't necessarily want to stop racism. If you did you'd say more about racism here in Milwaukee as a community.the words you used to describe this situation suggest that your bitter about it.Just because someone of one race fights someone of another race does not mean that its a hate crime.

One sided views like this is what's stunting this nations progression.

Dennis said...

Nope, I don't live in Milwaukee and I wasn't there. My opinion was based entirely on the article to which I linked at WTMJ News (and if the media got it all wrong, that would certainly not be a shock to me).

If you think they got it all wrong, I would suggest you contact them. In the mean time, I guess we'll just have to let readers check out the WTMJ news link and draw their own conclusions.