Way back in March angry Tea Party members surrounded Congress persons screaming insults while talking about revolution and taking their country back. Imagine that these people were all Black rather than the Whites who make up the tea party membership. What would’ve been the reaction by conservative Americans if an angry crowd of African Americans had threatened to take their country back from the White Congress persons!
Or even imagine that in states that allow open carry weapons several large Black man walked into a Starbucks with revolvers holstered on their side. What would be the reaction? Just let your imagination run wild on this one.
(In the interest of full disclosure, the ideas presented here were borrowed from an editorial in the May 7, 2010 edition of The Week. It is not original with me.)