The latest from self avowed communist revolutionary and all around bon vivant, Obama's "Green Jobs Czar", Van Jones.
"You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them. Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He's not going to shoot up the whole school."
One would think in the universe inhabited by Van Jones, that universe where "white polluters" haul semi trucks load of toxic waste into neighborhoods occupied by "people of color", where killing cops is a matter of civic duty, and where adhering to a political philosophy responsible for, conservatively, 100 million deaths is a logical response to LA police beating a PCP addled motorist, that some subjects would be beyond The Pale, to use that, I'm sure, racially insensitive term. Making light of school kids, regardless of their race or ethnicity, being gunned down in cold blood should probably be one of those subjects.
But a person possessing what would be thought of as a normal sense of decency would be wrong in this regard.
Ever eager to point out whitey's misfeasance and malfeasance Van Jones thinks that school shootings say something, though heaven knows what, about white kids.
Now his statement is true as far as it goes. On the other hand this seems like a rather technical point and something of a cold comfort considering homicide is the leading cause of death among African Americans of school age and shooting up a school one kid at a time doesn't strike me as something worth bragging about.