"...a liberal who's been mugged..."
December 5, 2008 7:28 PM Subscribe
A discussion about "white fear" and "black crime"
posted by neroli (91 comments total)
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Late one night last summer, on 17th and Euclid in Washington, DC, white liberal blogger Brian Beutler
was shot three times by a young black man who asked him to hand over his cell phone. (He's fine now, mostly, although he doesn't have a spleen anymore.) Subsequent discussions
on various blogs focused on gun control
, and gentrification
In a post shortly after the event, Ta-Nehisi Coates
wrote: For the first time in my life, I have some sense of what the white guy who is ignorant of all things about black people is thinking when he drives through certain parts of town and rolls up his window.
Today, Coates and Beutler chatted on Bloggingheads