Still developing, but the death toll has more than doubled since I first read about it. I wonder if it was coordinated with the attack in Grenoble earlier.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A prosecutor on Thursday upgraded to attempted murder the most serious charge against a man accused of shooting into George Zimmerman's vehicle while they were driving down a busy road last month.
State Attorney Phil Archer charged 36-year-old Matthew Apperson with attempted second-degree murder. Apperson had been charged earlier with aggravated assault and battery for firing a gun into Zimmerman's car during a traffic run-in last month on a busy road in an Orlando suburb. Zimmerman had minor injuries.
What are your thoughts on that? Will it ever be? If so, how?
For most of my life, I've heard this sort of sentiment: "One day, all the old racists will die out. Our young folks don't believe in that sort of thing, so in a few generations the last of our racists will be but a memory".
I think it's pretty clear that this won't be/isn't the case.
If that isn't how racism will finally peter out, how will it? I'll probably get flamed hard for this, but I never much bought into that line of reasoning. I'm of the belief that in some cases, racism manifests in individuals without the aid of a teacher. For whatever "reasons", normal, otherwise amiable people will in some cases find friction in their lives and choose to blame others for that friction. In the case of those who choose to blame groups based on their skin color, the result is a newly minted racist. No pedigree of racist old granddads handing down the family prejudice required. Just ad angst.
Now, I don't ask that any of you adopt this view, I've only offered it as one possible explanation, and as a reson for why I don't the the end coming about gradually as the old die off. Regardless of how racism originates, how do you see racism being eliminated in the future. Will it ever be? if so, what are your thought on eliminating/mitigating it? What can society do to bring the end once and for, if there is an end at all?
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