But for the racial aspect, the Trayvon Martin case would not be noticed.
I admit being less concerned about him than about the dozens of other teens who are gunned down every month across the country for no better reason and by people of their own race. Someone will object that a black perpetrator would have been arrested. I answer that an arrest and prison term won’t bring back the dead.
(Originally posted 04/16/12 at Trojan Horse Productions. Reposted 11/27/13.)
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(Originally posted 11/23/13.)
Steve Hartman’s “On the Road” segment for the CBS Evening News, 11/01/13:
Here is a practical example of how brightening the “divine spark” within people can effect redemption or transformation.
For years, I’ve had a special sensitivity to reports of child abuse.
This one may give you nightmares for the rest of your life.
According to the police report, on her 10th birthday, the mother’s boyfriend and his female cousin injected this little girl with drugs “to calm her down.” They proceeded to strangle, torture, rape and dismember her.
While her mother looked on.
Where is God, or what is God, when such an event can occur?
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Back when I was a child, in Ohio in the early 1960s, I can remember times when temperatures dropped into the teens, or even significantly below zero. There would sometimes be thick frost on the windows. (Does that still happen in Ohio now? I wonder how cold it must get for that to happen.) No one used the language “polar vortex” or “arctic vortex” back then. Maybe 50 years ago such language did not yet exist.
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The bias reflects belief in the politically correct dogma that racism is the sole cause of poverty.
In fact, two thirds of America’s poor are white. Thus racism cannot be the sole cause.
You’d never know that from the mainstream media, however. For example, in a July pictorial in U.S. News and World Report, “The New Faces of U.S. Poverty,” every face is black.
We’ll never understand black poverty until we understand white poverty. And the existence of white poverty, currently, the Left denies.