Multiculturalism is not post-racial. The liberal model of racism stemming from white hegemony has as much to do with the reality of human affairs as the plot of your average soap opera. The decline of one group empowers racism by other groups. Society never really becomes post-racial, instead it becomes more fiercely racially competitive.
Item 1 comes from the New York Times.
In addition to the glaring class conflicts between the party’s upscale cultural liberals and the larger body of Democratic voters with pressing material needs, there are a host of potential fissures.
In cities from Los Angeles to Chicago to Houston, African-Americans are competing with Hispanics and others for government jobs, good schools, good neighborhoods, political power and basic resources.
Item 2 is the new face of racism.
A vicious, racist, father-and-son thug team tight with the Mexican Mafia, Santiago “Chico” Rios and his deaf adult son Louis “Lil’ Chico” Rios, have been sentenced to long prison terms for pouring drugs into and out of suburban Azusa — and making it their No. 1 duty to “cleans[e] African-Americans out of the city.”
When he pleaded guilty, the elder Rios admitted that the gang had the goal of the cleansing Azusa of blacks. He also admitted that, in order to drive blacks out of the city, he and other members of the gang threatened, intimidated and attacked blacks at their homes, on the streets, at convenience stores and elsewhere, because of their race.
Will troubled Azusa have a chance, now, to return to some semblance of normalcy, especially for its black residents who never knew when the nasty Rios bunch would descend upon them while they innocently tried to shop and live their lives?
Azusa is a majority Latino city with a diminishing black population. That trend has been underway for a while and it’s not likely to change any time soon. Balkanization is a more natural process than most liberals would like to accept. Their ideal of a mosaic, an artificial equally distributed mix, is unrealistic. Violence is not the most common way that people sort themselves out, but it is one way that the process takes place.
There’s a bunch of new KKK’s in town. And that’s multiculturalism too.