A guest on the talk show I was listening to the other night suggested that whites are afraid of minorities because they are encroaching on our territory. As America’s population of Latinos, African Americans, and other minorities grows, the percentage of whites is shrinking and we don’t like that, or so the argument goes.
Race in America
Is racial inequality in America a problem, an opportunity, or a political con? The rallies and protests taking place across the nation are not about a shooting in Sanford, Florida. They are about opening old wounds to wrench as much mileage as possible from an incident politicized by activists, politicians, and other opportunity seekers.
Commenting favorably on the protests and NAACP push to draw the Justice Department into the fracas over the Zimmerman verdict, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus remarked:
Through collective action, where we all stand our ground together, we can ensure Trayvon Martin’s death will never be in vain.