Deja Vu Once More All Over Again 0
When Ronald Reagan was shot, I was working in Washington, D. C., actually not too far, as distances are measured in cities, from the site.
My first reaction on learning the identity of his shooter was, “Thank God he wasn’t black.”
I had seen that racial prejudice was central to the Reagan appeal and knew that, if the suspect were black, a backlash of hatred and bigotry would ensue. (Stuff like this.)
Haters always look for an excuse to unleash their hate.
I had the same reaction today when I saw the FBI’s pictures of possible Boston bombing suspects on the inner webs.