I’ve seen an overwhelming number of racist comments being posted about black people—primarily on conservative sites by self-professed conservatives—over the last couple of weeks in response to the protests and riots in Ferguson, MO.
Here are some examples of the kind of thoughts being shared:
“The peoples action shows how racist the black people are. You dont see spanish or white or Chinese doing this. That sums it up pretty clearly. Our ancessors already fought for these people . All the people who died for them. They make a good men ashame im sure.”
“Why is it that the ONLY race that loots and acts this way IS BLACKS???? WHAT ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“maybe, and I’m going out on a limb here, it’s because BLACKS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR LAWS!!!!!!!!”
“Farm animals…at age 8 you know right from wrong.”
“shoot them nigs down”
“Kill them till they disburse…”
— Source: Mark Levin Show
Here are some jabs from David Horowitz and Ramsey Paul:
But a lot worse can be found if you search for it.
Are all of the people in that search, or those participating on hashtags like #ChimpOut, conservative? It’s not always easy to tell, but some do make it obvious.
A lot of conservatives—and social liberals alike—seem to have become so obsessed with attacking the other side that they no longer care about the wrongs happening on their own side. Nothing can be gained by vilifying a predominately civil group for the actions of a few. It would be in everyone’s best interests if we did more to quell the hostilities within our parties.