MARGINALIZED GROUPS AREN’T RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SINS OF THEIR MEMBERS
When a white man shoots up a Vegas nightclub or guns people down in Florida, there’s nobody calling on other whites to condemn them on behalf of the white people. But for some reason, when some member of a minority group, whether it be a Black man, a Jew or a Muslim, we look these groups to issue broad condemnations. As if the bad person committed the crime or heinous act in the name of all people who look or worship like him. This essay explores why this double standard isn’t fair.
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Violent serial killers Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Mass shooters Patrick Crusius (Walmart massacre), Connor Betts (Ohio bar), Eric Harris (Columbine school shooting), Robert Bowers (Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre) and Steven Paddock (Las Vegas massacre). Mafia murderers Al Capone, Carmine Galante, Frank Cali and Paul Castellano.
Criminal Richard Nixon. White collar felons Edwin Edwards (extorted millions in exchange for casino licenses), Randall “Duke” Cunningham (massive tax evasion and bribery), Rod Blagoyevich (corruption) and Joseph Nacchio (insider trading of $52 million in stock).
Good ole Jim Bakker…
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