Choose Your Favorite Hate Crime!

Which of these recent hate crimes is your favorite?
1. The man who ranted at a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico t-shirt, because he thought Puerto Rico wasn’t a part of the U.S.?
2. The couple who called the cops on a black kid for mowing a lawn?
3. The woman flipping off a Mexican landscaper and accusing him, with zero evidence, of being a diseased drug dealer and rapist?
4. The woman who called the cops on an eight year old black girl for selling water to fund her Disney trip?
5. The man who asked a black family at a hotel if they had showered before entering the pool?
6. The man who called the police on a black family for using a neighborhood pool? (This incident was unrelated to number 5)

All Clinton supporters, I’m sure!

 

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15 thoughts on “Choose Your Favorite Hate Crime!

  1. They all make me sick. Including the Senior who got hit with a brick for appearing to be from “somewhere else”. I’d like to see some hard statistics on whether this type of crime is on the rise or if it’s just being reported more. If there is a true rise in incident, I’d like to see our president indicted for inciting violence.

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  2. They’re all terrible. One of my gripes though is if you’re going to be a bigot and/or racist at least educate yourself. I mean, how can you not know Puerto Rico is U.S. Territory?! Just because everyone is predominantly brown? Stupid.

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    • Being racist implies willful ignorance and/or terrible critical thinking skills. It’s impossible to regard the editor of the Harvard Law review as intellectually inferior thanks to his darker skin hue without some deliberate stupidity.

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      • Being racist in to your Adult life implies willful ignorance or terrible critical thinking skills. However, as an adolescent and in to early adulthood racism is typically taught. Most young people who are racist don’t even know why they’re racist, it’s just how they’ve been brought up. There is a significant tie to racism and upbringing, there’s also the issue of a lack of exposure to understand other races. If you’re always in a white community then you’re not going to have an opportunity to understand another race, or if you’re always in a black community, and so on and so forth.

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      • I agree with your assessment of the origins of racism. It’s worth noting, and is in fact inspiring, that even the son of notorious racist Don Black (founder of the notorious racist website Stormfront), who was raised amongst racists and was being groomed as a leader of the white supremacist movement, broke away from his father and pretty everything else he knew and became anti-racist. The twin daughters of racist April Gaedes, who were marketed as neo-Nazi singing duo Prussian Blue, eventually rejected their mother’s hateful beliefs. Many other examples of such epiphanies exist.

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  3. It can’t be stated strongly enough: these people have been explicitly enabled, emboldened, and empowered by our present commander-in-chief. It doesn’t matter if Trump is a racist. What does matter is he has been willing to offer enough support for them, usually through painfully loud dog whistles, such that their extremism has come to be regarded generally as less so, and the radical right, with its varying shades of racism and anti-semitism (alt-right to alt-lite) have become more mainstream. Anyone who voted for Trump at least tacitly suppprted this.

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