Saturday, July 27, 2013

National Review's Victor Davis Hanson: Obama and Holder Wrong on the Trayvon Martin Case

National Review conservative columnist Victor Davis Hanson argues that President Obama at Attorney General Eric Holder are fundamentally wrong about race and the Trayvon Martin killing. He contends that the Trayvon Martin killing was not a function of white racism, nor a product of stand your ground laws.

Hanson further provides a story from his younger years in which his father advised him to avoid groups of young black males in an urban area, San Francisco precisely.  Hanson notes that he advised his son in a similar fashion.  These points, in particular, have generated a great deal of controversy in some circles.

His column is linked below.

National Review's Victor Davis Hanson: Obama and Holder Wrong About the Trayvon Martin Case

"Barack Obama knows that if non-African-Americans were to cease all inordinate scrutiny of young African-American males, the latters’ inordinate crime rates would probably not be affected — given other causation for disproportionate incidences of criminality. Yet should their statistical crime profiles suddenly resemble those of other racial and ethnic groups, the so-called profiling would likely cease."

---Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

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