Sunday, December 05, 2004
The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group. *
Apparently that's exactly what's happening to African Americans in LA -
Homelessness in LA and Genocide of African Americans.
Unfortunately, not everyone has been exterminated yet.
Look, I know there is underprivilege of African Americans. I know they can suffer discrimination. I know there is poverty, health and educational problems in their neighbourhoods. But do we really need to use the word genocide?
I suspect there's millions of Russians, Chinese, Cambodians, Jews, Armenians, Hutus, Turks, Kurds amongst others who might think someone's being a little quick to throw that word around and showing remarkable disrespect to victims of real genocide.