Describing The DC Shooter As Black—Dangerous!
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In my previous post, I quoted the Washington Post:

A woman who gave her name as Terry Durham said that as she and co-workers were evacuating, she saw a man down the hall raise a rifle and fire toward them, hitting a wall. “He was tall. He appeared to be dark-skinned,” she said.

“He was a tall black guy,” said her co-worker, Todd Brundage, who is black. “He didn’t say a word.”

I said that the the phrase " who is black" here means that Mr. Brundage has permission to say that someone is black.

It turns out there's video of that:


In the Henry Louis Gates controversy, a neighbor who called police to report that she saw two men breaking into a house didn't want to say their race, even when asked by the dispatcher. She was vilified as a racist, anyway.

George Zimmerman was attacked because he was supposed to have said"This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black." Actually, he was responding to the dispatcher again:

Zimmerman: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. Or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about."

Dispatcher: "OK, and this guy, is he black, white or Hispanic?"

Zimmerman: "He looks black."

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