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Regarding the right-wing obsession with finding a racial counterweight to the Trayvon Martin case
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 24, 2013 11:05 a.m.



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Brian Beutler EXAMINES a recent socio-political phenomenon:

There are a few black people up to no good in this country and Fox News is on it! So is Drudge Report. Vigilantly on the lookout, 24 hours a day, for stories about black youths behaving badly.

This isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, but it’s intensified noticeably in the past year for at least two reasons. Conservatives, particularly white conservatives, feel a burning urgency to find a racial counterweight to the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s shooting (including President Obama’s public comments about the incident), a logical response to the argument that things ...

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