A cautionary tale:
When you see a potential rapist in every person with a penis, and potential racists in every white face, well, let’s just say you see what you want to see, facts be damned.
Where are the womyn pan-bangers who posted “Wanted” signs and marched shouting “come clean”? Where are the “community” leaders who proclaimed guilt and even shouted “dead man walking” at a preliminary hearing? Why does the president of Duke University still have a his prominent position?
They all saw what they wanted to see. Their group-based glasses clouded their vision.
Whatever good comes from group-based politics, it is far outweighed by the harm it does.
It is far better to judge every person based on the facts about them, personally. From the linked article:
Too many commentators and academics who didn’t know the facts were hasty to believe the “privileged jocks gone wild” scenario. Too many civil rights leaders seemed to draw the wrong lessons from the days when young black men in the South were convicted or lynched based on flimsy rape accusations from white women. Due process and the presumption of innocence got lost in the uproar.
One day, we’ll get past all this race crap. Are you going to stand for brotherhood and reconciliation, or are you on the side of strife?