Saturday, December 2, 2006

Racism is Alive and Well in Middle America

The ignorance that abounds amazes and dismays me. How could a reasonably intelligent person still subscribe to bigotry and hatred like this? A black family in North Canton awoke to discover that their house had been spray painted with the usual, unimaginative, racial slurs. I guess there's a reason these people are never rocket scientists.

Blake Chenault, the African American news reporter reporting the story, summed it up quite well. This illustrates how Black Americans and White Americans can live in completely different worlds, even if they live right next door to each other. Enough with the bullshit. The laws that are on the books regarding these sort of hate crimes need to be more strongly enforced.

A a teen-age girl that attended high school in Richmond Heights spray-painted the same sort of racial slurs in a bathroom and when she was caught she got what amounted to a slap on the risk. Little Ms. KKK has no reason to change her behavior in the future, now does she?

Peace out,

Samara Leigh

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