In the decades since the civil rights movement helped end segregation in the US, openly racist language has largely disappeared from public discourse.
Yet the re-election of America's first black president on November 6 sparked an ugly outburst by some students at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Racial slurs initially made in posts on Twitter and Facebook were soon repeated at an impromptu anti-Obama protest where campaign posters were also burned. Meanwhile rumours of a riot on campus spread on social media.
There must be a genetic quality that allows Liberals (in this case, The BBC) to overlook all aspects of their reasoning. Racial slurs from Mississippi students is one facet of the issue. And, as far as I'm concerned, the ignorance and stupidity of these participating students is on display.Researchers say the incident has highlighted how some people are more prepared to voice racist views online than in person. And how social media can be used to mobilise people who share those views very quickly.
BUT, what about the predominately black population and their use of social media? Let's include Spike Lee and his attack on an innocent white couple during the whole Travon Martin/ George Zimmerman affair. Let's comment on those inner city 'yutes' who set-up "flash mob" petty larceny trips to the local Wal-Mart via Twitter. How about the tirade of black social media users when someone with the same amount of melanin in their skin publicly announced their support for Mitt Romney.
Somehow, someone reasoned that racism, racial slurs and "ugly outbursts" only come from one side of an issue. That isn't factual. However, as the BBC shows here, they are doing everything they can to support that narrative. And, here's a dirtly little secret that is ironically obvious to everyone. The N-word is used far more by blacks on Twitter than whites. The arguments of the left remind me of a movie set. They focus on the front (which looks correct), and call it a real house despite the wooden posts in the back holding up a piece of painted plywood.