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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Don't let nonwhite racists off the hook -- By Gregory Kane, The Washington Examiner

Photo - Camille Cosby and Bill Cosby leave their home Jan. 16, 1997, the night their son, Ennis William Cosby, was shot and killed. Camille Cosby would go on to write an op-ed titled, "America taught my son's killer to hate blacks." (AP File)Fewer than two weeks ago I did a column about media mogul and millionaire Oprah Winfrey’s curious notion that only old white people in America were racist.

In that column I mentioned the racism of nonwhites against either whites or other nonwhites. Specifically, I mentioned how Cheryl Green, an African-American, was murdered in 2006.

The perpetrator was a Latino gang member in Los Angeles named Jonathan Fajardo. I didn’t have enough space to give all the details in the last column, so in this one I’ll continue. And one thing is clear.

Anti-black racism among some Latinos – especially gang members – in Los Angeles is worse than we think.
Read this Los Angeles Times account from June 2012 about how Ernesto Alcarez, the last suspect in Green’s murder, was sentenced to 238 years in prison for the crime. The article also mentioned Fajardo, and gave more details about the chilling murder.

On Dec. 15, 2006, Fajardo faced off with a black motorist in the neighborhood earlier in the day. He went to a stash house for a gun and then walked back to the neighborhood with Alcarez in two looking for the motorist, according to testimony in previous court hearings.
The pair came upon Green and several other African Americans. In broad daylight, Fajardo opened fire without a word, hitting the girl in the stomach., and wounding several of her friends. Green’s friends rushed her to the hospital, where she died.
The crime cast light on long-standing violence by Latino street gangs against blacks in many neighborhoods of the city. The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations said Latino street gangs were the most violent perpetrators of hate crimes in the region, mostly against blacks.
The tiny Harbor Gateway neighborhood where Green lived became a symbol of those tensions. Black residents told The Times that they were often harassed and beaten by the Latino 204th Street gang, and could not patronize the area’s only market, which the gang used as its hangout. The neighborhood had averaged about one Latino-on-black homicide a year since 1997, according to LAPD figures. Most of the victims were not affiliated with any gang, police said.”
So the primary motive for the killings was racial, not gang affiliation. And as I mentioned before, let’s all recall that Oprah didn’t cover this topic when her show was still on the air.

Traditional black misleaders — the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton — don’t mention it either. Black pundits like Tavis Smiley, Cornel (I Just Loves Our Brown Brothers and Sisters) West and Michael Eric Dyson — ever eager to tell us how racist white folks, especially the conservative and Republican ones, are — don’t even mumble so much as a syllable about this matter.

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