In the wake of Charlottesville, the topic of racial tensions in the United States has reentered the spotlight in a very big way.
While the white nationalists that were on hand expressing abhorrent views deserve more than their share of blame, the “counter-protesters” on hand were not innocent by any means. Add in the fact that the mainstream media has been fanning the flames nonstop, and we have a situation that appears to be a powder keg.
But is it really that bad? If we listen to the extreme elements of society and the mainstream media, yes it is. If we ask average everyday folks that don’t have an extremist or racist bone in their bodies, we have a hunch that the forecast wouldn’t be so gloomy.
In any event, the extreme groups are out there. They pride themselves on spouting nonsense and inflaming others, but they offer up nothing resembling either solutions or rational thoughts.
Here’s a perfect example of that – and we’re not talking about the outrageous views of some fringe white nationalist groups either.
As Breitbart shares, Black Lives Matter activist Chanelle Helm has written a piece entitled “White people, here are 10 requests from a Black Lives Matter leader.”
If you were hoping to find some helpful solutions in this piece, you’ll be disappointed. However, you will be treated to words of wisdom such as “Give up the home you own to a black or brown family,” according to Breitbart.
Breitbart notes that the author also suggests that white people should “re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing.”
Alrighty then. As we said, extreme views are out there, and no amount of hand wringing is going to make that go away. Contrary to the tales that the mainstream media tells, extremist views are not the exclusive domain of one political ideology.