Obama couldn’t get out of this one.
President Obama didn’t go so far as to say the young, white, mentally-disabled Chicago torture victim could have been his son (you know, like Trayvon), but at least he seems to acknowledge, even if indirectly, that shouting “f**k white people!” while one actually tortures a white person just might constitute a hate crime.
Or at least it “appears” that way.
From BizPac Review
In an interview with ABC Chicago affiliate WLS, the president referred to the horrific case of four young black adults who kidnapped and tortured a mentally disabled white man and broadcasted it live on Facebook for the world to see.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 5, 2017
“I promise you, for the most part, race relations have gotten better,” Obama said, trying not to sound ironic, “but, I think what we’ve seen over the last several years when it comes to tensions between politics and communities, the internet, the horrific hate crimes of the sort that we have appeared to have seen just recently on Facebook … it’s terrible.”
Well, at least the president gets more credit than Don Lemon or that wacky CNN panelist, right?
Obama continues: “So part of what technology allows us to see now is the terrible toll that racism and discrimination and hate takes on families and communities. But that’s part of how we learn and how we get better. We don’t benefit from pretending that racism doesn’t exist and hate doesn’t exist. We don’t benefit from not talking about it. The fact that these things are being surfaced means we can solve them.”
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