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The Real Root Cause of BLM Violence

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In the post-Civil Rights era, it's hard to imagine a time when real racism was rampant.

Despite what Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and other misguided folks might think, this hasn’t been a “summer of love.” Instead, it’s been a summer of destruction, as the alliance of antifa and Black Lives Matter has stoked violence, property damage and theft, and loss of life.

Race-based unrest is nothing new, of course. Boomers and Generation Xers are old enough to recall the Rodney King riots in 1992, but the trend has accelerated in the last decade with violence breaking out in Ferguson and Baltimore when Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, respectively, died at the hands of police officers. Later, we had the anger in Charlottesville over the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. This reintroduced a battle over slavery that most of us thought had been resolved 150 years ago.

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