Thursday, January 3, 2008

Why So Much Hate?

In James Ragland's column today, he revisits the attack on a black couple who moved into an Arlington, Texas neighborhood in the summer of 2005 and 2 days after they moved in their house burned. Mr. Broderick Gamble and his fiancee, Silk Littlejohn were rebuilding the house and on Dec.19 Ms. Littlejohn was hit in the face with a two-by-four by an elderly white woman (Grace Snowden Head) who lived several streets over from them. Two days later the new house that the couple was building had words like Nigger and Kill written on the garage.

Why would someone have so much hate in their heart for a race of people? I did not understand it when I was growing up in Dallas and I still do not understand it. It takes so much energy to continue the hate game and while you are concentrating on that, you miss out on a lot. There are good and bad people in all races. There are some African Americans that I do not trust even when I am looking at them.

Rev. Peter Johnson of The SCLC believes that the investigation into how the fire started in 2005 should be reopened and I agree. With this much hate in that neighborhood, there is really no telling what happened.

One good thing is that Mayor Cluck is not wavering about how his city can not afford hate crimes, and that is to his and the city's benefit.


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