August 23, 2014

It needed to be said

Yglesias:

It's striking that President Obama...seems oblivious to this torrent of white killing. To be fair to the White House, however, it would be uniquely difficult for Obama to address this delicate issue. The real tragedy is that none of Obama's 43 white predecessors have addressed it either. Indeed, looking back on America's political iconography, there are disturbing trends toward the glorification of white violence. Peer inside the US Capitol building, and you'll find a monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis — the leader of an insurgency that caused an unprecedented quantity of violent white deaths.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Why don't the leaders of the white community want to address the issue of white-on-white violence?

(You can really do this all day, and maybe we should.)

August 23, 2014 at 3:23 PM  

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