Riots, which occur in waves in our society, are currently on the rise. In each case, the immediate cause is the shooting of a black man by police under circumstances that do not seem to justify the shooting. In other words, it seems the shootings are a sign of the racism that has plagued our country from the beginning.
Whatever may be one’s thoughts about the way the rioters make their point, the point itself is unmistakable. Only a willfully blind person would fail to see it.
donald trump does not see it, does not get it, does not understand what’s happening. He responds with talk of crime control. the problem is not that crime is out of control but that racism persists and is often deadly for our Black citizens.
Why does trump not see it? Because — as David Duke and KKK members recognize clearly — trump is a blatant racist himself. He does not consider racism a problem.
He is without excuse and so are his supporters. Period.