Take a look at this story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
White supremacist groups say they want hate crime charges filed in the Belleville West bus attack case and are encouraging a protest.
Messages flashed across neo-Nazi and white supremacist websites today promoting an 11 a.m. protest on the Belleville courthouse grounds on Saturday.
“People in this town are rightfully angry at the double standard that we know how this would be working if the races were reversed,” wrote an announcement on the website for the National Socialist Movement, a white supremacist group. “We want to not only condemn these acts of violence, but also to try and persuade the state's attorney to file hate crime charges in this case.”
As despicable as I find this group to be, it just goes to show some things that very few people want to consider:
When Black Panthers are allowed to threaten voters at polling places and are allowed to go unprosecuted, when Al Sharpton can organize marches against authorities who hold six black kids that stomped on an innocent white kid in Louisiana, it should come as no surprise when there is pushback from the opposite end of the spectrum.
Once people wake up and realize that eons of slavery, and other forms of atrocities committed towards people of color, cannot be rectified by allowing black people (who commit the same kinds of unthinkable acts) to go without some kind of consequences for their actions. Once people understand that everyone needs to be held to the same standards, then we can have true justice for all.
Until then, we must be forced to endure this kind of response from putrid hate groups like this, or risk a backlash that no one wants to see. Once you allow one side to act out, the other side will respond. If you suppress/oppress one side over the other, there is no rule of law.