Freddie deBoer used to blog at lhote.blogspot.com, and may again someday. Now he blogs here.

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  1. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Oh Freddie you’re just not thinking through this enough. He obviously chose a “black” seat. He should have sat in the whites’ section and when he sat in the black section they beat him up. So yeah, it was about the seat – but only because the seat was racist.

    Or something.Report

  2. Avatar John Cain says:

    re this, via Conor Friedersdorf, Rush Limbaugh has decided to go full-on race warrior for this incident.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I’m glad we have established that there is no reason to believe that the beating was a hate crime.Report

      • Avatar Jaybird says:

        It’s a strange dynamic, though, isn’t it?

        We see a kid quietly sit down on a bus… then get punched in the face several times in a row.

        The discussion is over whether the assailant was merely bad or evil.

        But, much like in hate crime discussions, the “merely bad” can sometimes seem to be overlooked leaving the beating on the bus to be “only” a case of a “bully” punching someone in the face… as opposed to the truly awful crime of a “racist” punching a “victim” in the face.Report