“You’ve never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, ‘We can’t believe it happened here. We can’t believe it’s these suburban white kids.’ It’s only them.”
A black man said this. What do you think? I think if you’re someone like Matt Drudge, who has an audience sensitive to racism against whites, you’d take the quote out of context and present it as part of a wider controversy about this person. (Never mind whether the statement is true.)
Here is what the black man, Van Jones, said back in 2005.
All of a sudden, it does not sound so bad.
I don’t know whether Mr. Jones can be vindicated of all silliness, so time to do some research. Wish me luck as I try to distinguish between truth and exaggeration from right-wing sources while figuring out the left-wing has to say about him.