As I keep saying:
Read the newspaper upside down — the real story is in the comments.
Steve Sailer looks at media reports on a particular “racial profiling” outbreak in a place called Miami Gardens:
I haven’t actually been to Miami Gardens, so I have no idea what’s going on at Mr. Saleh’s 207 Quick Stop store, but I found this comment after the original Miami Herald article from somebody calling himself Abdur Rahman who uses a picture of Malcolm X as his commenting avatar:
“That store is a hangout for dope sellers and people who do not get up and go to work everyday. It is unsafe. A man was killed in the parking lot a just the other day. Most of us have kids and we tell our kids over and over to stay away from that store. If you want to be a thug or run a thug hangout, then don’t get mad at the police.”
Jeepers, that sounds like “racism” except it can’t be, because blacks can’t be racist.
But wait, there’s more.
If most of the people who live in this area are black, then obviously most of the people getting “harrassed” by cops will be black, just by default, right?
Alas, math is hard say journalists. Sailer continues:
Something I’ve noticed about the modern media is that almost nobody actually believes in the “changing face of America” and all that.
Sure, everybody talks about it, but nobody believes it’s really happening.
Instead, it is assumed, everywhere will always have a white majority.
Thus, of course a place called “Miami Gardens” is going to be majority white. Why would anyone doubt it? And even if you sort of wonder whether “Miami Gardens” really looks like Bedford Falls, well, how can you check?
I mean, what’s a journalist supposed to do before writing an article about Miami Gardens, FL? Put on his fedora and take the street car down to the Carnegie Library to look up in a dusty Census book what the demographics of Miami Gardens, FL are? Who has time for that?
Oh, wait, sorry, you can now type “Miami Gardens demographics” into a search engine and it will take you right to the exact paragraph in the Wikipedia article on the 2010 Census.
It turns out that Miami Gardens is 2.6% non-Hispanic white, 22% Hispanic, and it’s 76% black. The municipality, which was only incorporated in 2003, is the largest black majority city in Florida.
Let me give some general advice: if you come across a story about local government that seems kind of screwy, go look up the demographics.