Racism has many faces. Some are subtle, some less so.
Rarely do we see racism so blatant, so destructive as this:
The woman and her daughter were leaving the South Lake Plaza Drive restaurant last Wednesday about 7:30 p.m. as West was heading inside, Capt. James Callaway of the Morrow Police Department said.
The restaurant doorway nearly struck the woman’s daughter, prompting her to tell West, “Sir, you almost hit my daughter with the door, could you please be careful,” Callaway said.
West responded, telling the woman that she needed to watch her daughter and then began yelling racial slurs at her and kicking and punching her in the head, Callaway said.
Witnesses told police the woman kept telling West that she was an Army officer.
I don’t agree with the idea of “hate crimes” legislation. In this case, I’m almost ready to make an exception. This man’s actions were dangerous, destructive and clearly perpetuated by either bigotry or racism or both.
Fortunately, even if he is not charge with a hate crime, the battery and cruelty to children charges will result in him being in jail for a good, long time.
It’s too bad we don’t have work farms in Georgia anymore.