What is really puzzling me is that someone would fear another group MORE than their own group, when the reality they see every day should convince them that their own group is the greatest threat to them.
On National Public Radio this morning, there was a conversation about the Florida case and how (they noted) racism is a continuing problem here in U.S. Though I knew they couldn't hear me, I yelled at the radio, "Maybe the biggest racism problem we have is that black folks, media, academicians and politicians only harp on the occasional instance when a black person is killed by a white perason, while they have little to say about the daily occurrences across our country when blacks kill other blacks!" (Not to mention that, per FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, year-after-year there are more violent crimes perpetrated by black aggressors against while victims than the reverse. If anyone should fear harm from another group today, it is white people fearing blacks). I think that demonstrates an even greater problem affecting race relations and people's thinking -- that people's beliefs do not match up to the realities.