Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What If Heavily Armed Black Men Organized Against Bush

UPDATE: For more examples of Republi-con use of fear, anger, and hatred, read Tim Wise, Imagine: Protest, Insurgency and the Workings of White Privilege.

An interesting what if:

"Imagine that the inauguration of President George W. Bush had sparked an explosive rise in African American militia groups. Suppose thousands of heavily armed black men began gathering at training camps in wooded areas throughout the country, devising military tactics for "taking back their country" after what they believed was an electoral coup.

Do you think Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney would have reacted to a black militaristic buildup as coolly as President Obama has to the phenomenal growth of white militias?"

Read the Washington Post, Tolerance of white militias exemplifies racial double standard.