Grievance industry and its search for white villains

Noemie Emery:
After the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, a columnist at Salon expressed his wish for a Caucasian villain, and he did get his wish----not a blond, blue-eyed Nazi or Bull Connor wannabe, but a Chechen from the actual Caucasus, an immigrant, and a Muslim, and the deflation was visible.

After Gates-gate, when Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested and handcuffed in his own home by a white policeman James Crowley, whom Obama had said "acted stupidly," white liberals and the race-grievance industry hoped they had found their Bull Connor wannabe, and were again disappointed.

And when George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in Florida, they hoped again they had found a Germanic villain -- and instead found a Hispanic, from a mixed racial background, with black ancestors, and who tutored black children.

In the face of all this, they became ultra-creative, with the New York Times calling Zimmerman a "white Hispanic," a term they may have coined for this occasion, and NBC News doctored a tape to make him sound like a racist, for which it is facing an imminent lawsuit, which every sane person should hope it will lose.

The grievance industry complains about profiling, but it seems to do this itself without reservation, making the sizeable leap from prejudice --meaning "pre-judging" -- to putting thoughts into other men's heads.

Gates thought Crowley begrudged him the house that he lived in, and blew up when he asked him for proof that he lived there, which was standard procedure for possible break-ins, and which somebody seems to have told the professor, before the historic "Beer Summit" took place.

About the time that drop-offs in actual prejudice started to threaten their jobs and their funding, academics discovered 'unconscious prejudice,' which was prejudice people had without knowing they had it, and therefore could never deny.

To measure this, some scholars created an index of "racial resentment," asking questions on issues with no racial content in which feelings on race were nonetheless found.

Many hours on MSNBC's "Hardball" were happily passed in discussing "dog whistles," innocent phrases that racists deploy to send coded messages to evil and white-hooded friends.

These were usually sent by Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, who learned these dark arts in the northernmost states of the union where the Confederate cause still has such resonance.
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Theses guys are getting desperate for a return of racism that they can use to hammer their political opponents.  They have this sick complex that would rather find a way to blame whites for actions committed by minority groups on a routine basis.

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