As part of that effort, the President himself weighed in with one of his carefully nuanced soundbites:
"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said at the White House.Obama said he was limited in what he could say because his Justice Department is investigating the matter, but he called the case "obviously a tragedy" that should give the nation pause."I can only imagine what these parents are going through," said Obama, the father of two daughters. "When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids."I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out: How does something like this happen?" Obama said.Oddly enough, however, the President didn't have anything to say about a 13-year-old boy who was set on fire in a hate crime earlier in March.
Police are investigating a possible race hate attack after a 13-year-old boy was doused in gasoline and set on fire.Nor have the mass media taken up the story. There have been no marches, no statements by national "civil rights leaders."
The teenager, who suffered first degree burns to his face and hands, is white and his two attackers black.
His mother Melissa Coon said the attackers told her son 'This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.'
And the Kansas City police are not interested in following up, either:
Because the attackers are black and the burned youth is white, some media outlets have reported the incident as a possible hate crime. However, Kansas City police have said since the incident first was reported that they do not think it was a hate crime.But Selwyn Duke reported in The American Thinker that the Kansas City public schools have allowed - and even encouraged - the growth of a climate of racial intolerance:
The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. "What would you know about it?" exclaimed the teacher dismissively. "You're not our race."Read it all. Because the ideology that is behind this racist teaching is the "Black Liberation Theology" that President Soetoro imbibed from Jeremiah Wright and Derrick Bell. It's part of the President's core belief system, and when you understand that, you can understand where he's coming from, and where his campaign is going to go.
This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.
As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two older black teens doused him with gasoline and set him alight, saying, "This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy." Not surprisingly, Coon has pulled her son out of East High and, concerned about further racial violence, intends to leave the K.C. area.
While this crime is making headlines, Coon states that it was merely the horrible culmination of continual racial harassment her son had to endure at East High. Moreover, after conducting an investigation that included extensive interviews with parents and students, I've learned that Coon's son is not alone. Other white students also report a pattern of racial harassment at the high school at the hands of their peers -- and, shockingly, their teachers.
Two of these victims were the twin 14-year-old daughters (first names withheld upon request) of Karin Wildeisen. Ever since their family relocated from Texas, they had endured racial animosity in the Kansas City school system and inappropriate behavior by staff, which included teachers laughing while boys humiliatingly manhandled the girls and a teacher slapping one of them on the backside. But there was far worse to come.
The twins started coming home and talking about the goings-on in an advanced-English class taught by a teacher Wildeisen identifies as Ms. Veda Monday. Wildeisen said that her daughters told her, "There are four white kids in the class; they are being targeted racially." They said that Monday, who is black, was feeding the class racial material, about which Wildeisen notes, "She's teaching advanced English; she has no reason to be teaching civil rights."
But then there was the straw that broke the camel's back. One day, Monday allegedly showed an explicit film involving portrayals of whites lynching blacks and then, reports ex-Texan Wildeisen, "in front of the class attacked my daughters, telling them that 'everybody from Texas is ignorant rednecks'" and that all white people were "responsible for Jasper because [their] skin is white." This reference is to an atrocity in Jasper, TX, in which three white men murdered a black man in 1998.