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Saturday, 24 March 2012
You're Not White Until You Are
Topic: Liberal Fascism

 

I see that once again, President Obama was unable to restrain himself. He jumped into the middle of the uproar over the shooting of a black teenager in Florida by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, opining that if he had a son, the kid might look just like the victim.

 

Leaving aside the point that Obama’s comment could be considered an example of racial stereotyping, what interests me about this incident is the fact that it’s actually a minority-on-minority shooting. The victim, Trayvon Martin, was black and the shooter, George Zimmerman, is Hispanic. Yet you will notice that in the story I cite here, Zimmerman is identified as a “white Hispanic.” When’s the last time you heard that phrase in a news story?

 

For a decade or more we’ve been told that whites are becoming a minority in America, primarily due to the explosive growth of the Hispanic population. Yet now it seems that some Hispanics, if their skin is pale enough, are being demoted to the ranks of white racism. I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to get confused!


Posted by tmg110 at 9:40 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 24 March 2012 2:49 PM EDT
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