Sunday, October 16, 2005

1968 all over again

We have our Vietnam, we have something akin to Watergate, and we saw tension among the races during the hurricane. Now we need a full-blown race riot. Toledo got one. The riot was set off by a planned march of the Nazi party, who had supposedly come to Toledo to support a white man who was having a dispute with a black neighbor. Interestingly, though the articles about the riots mention that the Nazi party's primary platform is that whites are genetically superior, there's not much mention of additional racial tensions that might exist in the area. Is "gangs" now a code word for African Americans?