So, my son in law gets stopped for speeding in some podunk Southern town. Goes to court. Never had a ticket before, never in trouble before. Gets a $900 fine for some technical issue with the license plate and registration on the car. Which he didn’t own, was only borrowing.
Plus a six month suspended license. Plus 2 days in jail. Did I mention it was a speeding ticket? Did I mention his clean record? Afterward, the judge is seen driving away from the court. The car sports a Confederate flag emblem. And Trump stickers. Tell me again how I’m
supposed to come together with these people? Tell me again about their economic anxiety.
America, boy oh boy.

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Yes, I know. But neither supports your “many cases” contention. This is one case, not many.
But even assuming for the sake of argument that you’re right, so what? Is it your contention that black and Hispanic folks are the main actors in these attacks on Asians?
In the unlikely event that was so, what would point would it prove? No one I know - and certainly not me -has ever argued that black or Hispanic people are incapable of doing bigoted and stupid things. Half of the officers who killed Freddie Gray were black.
The officer who arrested a six-year old black girl for having a temper tantrum a few months back was also black. As I’ve argued repeatedly in my column, it’s a mistake to obsess on the skin color of those who are on the spear tip of intolerance to the exclusion of the structures
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