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September 19th, 2009
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A little more drama than strictly necessary

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Date:September 19th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
I think the idea of a hate crime is based on probability, not possibility.

If someone is killing people whose eyebrows meet in the middle, there's no history of such crimes, and when the unibrow killer is caught, there's no reason to think other people will take up that cause.

On the other hand, violence or serious threats directed at blacks, Jews [1], or homosexuals (as such-- not random killings or vandalism) in the US may well be part of a tendency towards more of the same.

[1] In the targeted killings of the past year or so, about as many Jews were killed as blacks. Violent anti-Semitism is on the fringe in this country, but it's definitely there.
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