Racial Violence Has Not Made It Into the Conversation about Race

If we're going to have a conversation about race, we should include violent "flash mobs" in the list of conversation topics.  After all, recent flash mob violence is the closest our nation has come to widespread racial strife in over 50 years. If mobs of white youths were going about chanting the phrase "white boys," beating mostly on blacks and attacking black-owned businesses, then the nation would pay attention.  Academic, media, political, and legal elites would be calling for symposia, expanded reporting, legislation, and lawsuits. In fact, a mob of black youths in Philadelphia went about chanting the phrase "black boys," beating mostly on whites, and attacking businesses.  The same kind of racial mob violence has occurred in Las Vegas, and just last week in New York City.  Few are paying attention, and liberal elites are largely silent. Of course, liberal elites are quick to associate white violence with right-wing...(Read Full Article)