Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Chicago Way of Thinking

Last Sunday a 17-year-old boy was beaten and robbed by a group of five boys in Chicago.

After taping the assault, the attackers posted the tape on YouTube.

NBC News Chicago looked at the video and reported the incident as follows:

“The video shows five males kicking and punching the victim while taunting him with racial slurs.

“Police said Tuesday in a statement the incident does not appear racially motivated.”

The news report provides no information about the race of the attackers or the victim. Make of that what you will.

It does however offer a perfect absurdity. Even though the attackers were taunting the victim with “racial slurs,” the police department declared that the incident did not appear to be “racially motivated.”

That’s life in Chicagoland.

Not only have the police blinded themselves to reality, but they are assuming, perhaps with reason, that no one is going to call them out on their failure to look reality in the eye.

It should not come as a suprise. In a politically correct world if you don’t call it a racial incident then it isn’t a racial incident. Even if it is.

The corollary is also true. If you call it a racial incident then it is a racial incident. Even if it isn’t.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!
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