Genocide Mumbo Jumbo

Some blacks claim they are being victimized by a white plot

One side effect of the racial hysteria that enveloped Boston after Carol Stuart's murder was to strengthen a fear among many African Americans that they are the targets of a white-orchestrated genocide plot. That belief has become endemic in recent years, as crack has invaded ghettos across the nation, causing so much death and destruction that many blacks are convinced its spread cannot be accidental. More or less preposterous genocide theories are being spun by black nationalists like Louis Farrakhan, so-called intellectuals and prominent clergymen. Even the National Urban League published this passage in its 1989 report on the state of...

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