A month ago a black teenager was shot and killed in Sanford, perhaps twenty miles south of here. The result has been a feeding frenzy by the professionals who make their living from racial conflict – people like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, etc. Ever since Obama was elected president, these folks have been very quiet and I imagine must have suffered a drastic loss of revenue. I expect it has been hard to argue the need for these highly paid advocates in a society that can elect a black man as its leader. This case must then be a glass of cool water in the desert, a chance to attract new donors and extract new tolls. So they are all here arguing that this unfortunate kid’s death is a symptom of society’s racism.
I have no idea what did or did not happen or who is to blame. There is a legal system which hopefully is doing its best to figure that out, and certainly doesn’t need these self-serving jerks to descend on the situation. They profit from racism, and are here doing their best to encourage it. For shame.