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Thread: Fear and Trepidation in America.

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    Dec 2013

    Fear and Trepidation in America.

    Australian Christopher Lane was killed in Oklahoma by three teens, one of whom has said they were just “bored.” The right is complaining that the media is making nothing of the fact that two of the teens were black whereas Lane was white, as opposed to the massive alarm sounded in cases such as white (or white-ish) George Zimmerman killing black Trayvon Martin. And again the cry was heard that there is more “black-on-black” or “black-on-white” crime than “white-on-black,” and that young black men are in fact more of a problem than people like Zimmerman.

    The numbers don’t lie: young black men do commit about 50% of the murders in the U.S. We don’t yet know whether the attack on Lane was racially motivated, nor can we know whether the three black boys who attacked a white boy on a Florida school bus recently would not have done the same to a black kid. (Critics took Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to task for not condemning the violence.) But hardly uncommon are cases such as the two black guys who doused a white 13-year-old with gasoline and lit him on fire, saying “You get what you deserve, white boy” (Kansas City, Mo.) or 20 black kids who beat up white Matthew Owens on his porch “for Trayvon” (Mobile, Ala.).

    So, it’s just fake to pretend that the association of young black men with violence comes out of thin air. Young black men murder 14 times more than young white men. If the kinds of things I just mentioned were regularly done by whites, it’d be trumpeted as justification for being scared to death of them.

    Don’t Ignore Race in Christopher Lane’s Murder |

  2. #2
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    Jun 2014
    fact: crimes can happen everywhere

  3. #3
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    Nov 2014
    i like all post.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2014

    Crime rate

    Yea crime can happen anywhere. Lately murder happened in Middlesex university, London. It was my university where i completed my masters few years back... Its getting worst for people to survive in some places due to crime...

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