posted on Nov, 1 2016 @ 02:58 AM
a reply to: XAn0nym0usX
No, this birthday cake hoax here:
This kind of thing happens all the time. There is so little evidence of actual hate crimes, and actual discrimination, that people create hoaxes
and/or blow things out of proportion in order to play the victim card.
Here is a nice little database, including sources, so you can see what I am talking about:
Fake Hate Crimes
Sure, there are plenty of jerks out there, but most of this stuff is created by the "victim." American culture rewards victims greatly. Free press,
free sympathy, tons of attention, and more. Being a victim is an incredibly powerful position in the modern American landscape.
For some further reading, check out the FBI hate crime statistics.
Hate Crime Stats
The United States is a pretty open society, hate crimes are extremely rare, and actual acts of discrimination are incredibly rare as well. We have
come a looooooong way.
(my favorite here is how few equal pay charges there are... 76% haha)
Sadly, the media blows every single incident, real or not, into a national story in order to paint the picture they wish for us to see. The fact is,
most people really could care less what you do in your bedroom.
Always divide and conquer.