Here is a "man bites dog" story if I ever saw one. The other day, some racist, Nazi, anti-black graffiti was found scrawled on a bike path in the Natomas area of Sacramento.
I have linked to pictures of the graffiti, but I will post one pic here just in case the link ever becomes no good:
That is indeed a hateful, racist, and horrible thing to do, and I condemn whoever did it. However, my question is why did this make local headlines in the Sacramento Bee and the lead story on the local TV news stations, when graffiti like the following can be found all over the place on a daily basis:
Graffiti like this may not be as "sexy" as the racist scrawls that have everyone in such a tizzy, but the violence that is borne out of this common gangland graffiti kills a hell of a lot more minorities than the relatively rare white racist graffiti that is apparently rare enough that it makes the newspapers and the local TV news when it is discovered.
If people want to wax indignant about hateful graffiti, how about concentrating their efforts on the graffiti that truly leads to the excessive violence that is turning vast segments of the city of Sacramento and other cities around the country into the hellholes that they are.
You see this same syndrome when there are protests and riots in the street when a police officer shoots a black suspect, but the crickets chirp when yet another black thug guns down yet another black victim. It is all about going for the easy feel-good position that makes one feel superior. Until these professional grievance mongers can get their priorities straight, I'm not going to lose much sleep about how upset they are about the swastikas that are spray-painted on the sidewalks.
Good Day to You, Sir