Friday, May 29, 2020

The Big Losers From These Riots

Usually black people.   Rioters destroy businesses that are often black owned.  A very sad documentary that I watched about the aftermath of the Rodney King riots interviewed a black businessman whose business was destroyed in the 1965 Watts riots (no compensation from insurer) and was wiped out again.  He said he was too old to start again.

Grocery stores and other low profit margin businesses do not want to reopen in risky places, leaving liquor stores as the only food stores at high prices to the detriment of the non-rioters of the community. 

Racial prejudice will certainly increase as images of black rioters create or reinforce stereotypes.  Even the most vigorous SJW teaching will not fix that.

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