Sure, let’s play along. Besides, the right has only been talking about rampant violence in the black community for decades now, so give a rest, haters!
In a sharp political divide separating liberals and conservatives, the shooting death of an Australian man by three teenage boys in Oklahoma is being advertised by the right as a race crime.
There are two problems with that theory.
First, the boys who committed this atrocity are black, white and biracial.
Second, there is no evidence that racism motivated their mindless assault. Apparently these were three bored teenagers with a gun. They wanted to prove their manhood, be initiated into a gang or just stir up life by proving how tough and crazy they can be.
That is the real tragedy here.
But that is not enough for some people who are intent on playing racial politics with the story.
The focus on race in this story among some on the right comes from a desire to pay back left-wingers who insist the Trayvon Martin shooting was a racist act.
So you’re not allowed to say anything when obvious racial attacks are mentioned in rebuttal to what was not a racial incident, but was made one by the president, fellow Democrats and the entire media. Got that?
So what will Juan have to say about Delbert Belten? How about it, Juan?
What is being lost here is the larger problem of criminal behavior, gun violence, random murder – most often among people of the same race and especially black on black. Those daily, ongoing tragedies in our nation never get the attention of the civil rights leaders or the loud voices on the right wing because those stories do not serve their political agenda.