Wednesday, March 7, 2012

When Race Hatred Doesn't Matter

A terrible hate crime occurred recently in Kansas City and surprisingly there's not much about it in the national media. It turns out two white teenagers set a black kid on fire causing him to have 1st degree burns to his face and possible eye and lung damage.

"They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open," the boy's mother told a local news station. "(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, 'This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, black boy.'"

I would have thought that Al (Sharpton) and Jesse (Jackson) would have been all over this case, demanding justice for the injured boy and that the media would be conducting their usual meditation on the sick soul of racist, violent white America. But so far there's been nothing.

What? It was two black kids that set a white kid on fire? It was a white kid who was told he was getting what he deserved when the gasoline was lit?

Oh, okay, I guess that explains the silence from Al, Jesse, et al. Racial violence is horrifying only when the racists are white and the victims are black. When it's the other way around it's really no big deal. White victims are just "getting what they deserve."