Hey, do you notice anything interesting about this article about nine hate crimes directed against people of color?
Let’s see here. Four young black men, black man, black man, shooting that included a black man and an Asian man, black man, black girl killed accidentally in attempt to apprehend a black man, black man, black man, Jewish man.
Huh. It’s almost as if racist violence, both from individuals and from the state, is disproportionately likely to be directed against men of color. As if, possibly, the racist ideas about men of color tend to present them as aggressive, thoughtless beasts whom it’s okay to beat up because they probably would have beaten you up first.
But that would require thinking that America is a systematically racist and sexist society, which is obviously silly.