Instead of joining together to fight this common foe, people feed the beast so that it continues to let some advance while forcing others into the dark corners of despair. It is an uncomfortable part of black history, but the problems won’t end unless they are exposed so they can be eliminated.
A fall FBI report on hate crimes lets people know that the problem is trending in the wrong direction. Bias-related criminal incidents jumped 7.8 percent from 2005 to 2006.
Race remains the biggest problem. The report said 51.8 percent of the 7,720 single incident cases were racial bias; 18.9 percent, religion; 15.5 percent, sexual orientation bias; 12.7 percent, ethnicity/national origin; and 1 percent was against people with disabilities.