Massacre: Racism or Not?

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Dante, Apr 25, 2010.

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    Is the defense racist in nature? Is the prosecution racism in nature? Was the gang fighting racist in nature?

    I do know I had a few knee jerk reactions as a white guy who was surrounded by racial tensions in the city I grew up in. I wonder how others feel as they are reading the article and I wonder how they feel and what they thought at the end of the article.

    I will admit initially feeling that if the group that did the shooting was comprised of whites, race would have been a bigger issue in the prosecution.

    I admit to wondering about the racial aspects and how much they weigh on the interaction between the groups.

    I ended up coming away from the article with a different perspective than the one I had going in.
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    L.A’s 49th Street Massacre may not have been about race

    Three Latinos, including a child, were killed in a gang-style attack. The suspects, now on trial, are black. But the motivation is not believed to be racial.


    L.A.’s 49th Street Massacre may not have been about race - latimes.com
     
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    This is nothing new. There has been all out war between blacks and latinos in the West for a long time.
     

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