Race Crimes Like Kicking the Dog

. Sunday, November 16

A sociologist believes that the recent rash of race crimes around the nation are as ineffective as "kicking the dog." The displaced anger is suspected to be aimed at Obama's election win that is perceived to shake the foundations on which our country is built. Cross burnings, college student beatings, children chanting "assassinate Obama" and graffiti soliciting bets on the date of Obama's assassination are just some of the crimes reported from sea to shining sea.

Look, enough. Obama is half black, half white, and that generally means that he is not accepted by either. That he was elected president does not mean that all the fluff during the campaign is anything more than just fluff. To think that there will be this major shift across the board in any racial standing is as illogical as thinking that we'll all move to the moon just because someone's been there. Why? Because race is irrelevant.

The color of skin, the shape of eyes, the language spoken will not determine whether a person starves to death or not, and that is the biggest challenge we are all facing right now. It's time to evolve, people.


PaulsHealthblog.com said...

Race is such a touchy subject, indeed.

Here is a good article about race and the past presidential election:

Tolerance Fails T-Shirt Test

Since Obama has been elected president, the news media has been gushing about America has finally embraced tolerance and now we're all united.

As long as we live in a fallen world, human nature will never change. We've simply gotten better at disguising and hiding our prejudice.

Theresa Komor said...

I don't know. I tend to think it's a learned thing more than something that is inherent. I could be wrong, but I hope I'm not. It would be much easier to address if I'm right.