Here is the latest in a series detailing real incidents of racism - as opposed to the phony ones we are sometimes "treated" to.
Excerpted from Michael Martinez' article at cnn.com:
37-year-old white supremacist, Kevin William Harpham, was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in prison for placing a bomb-laden backpack along the route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Washington, in January, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Harpham, an unemployed electrician from Colville, Washington, pleaded guilty in September to charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to commit a federal hate crime.
Shrapnel in the "improvised explosive device" contained anticoagulant to prevent blood clotting, authorities said.
After he is released from prison, Harpham will serve the rest of his life under court supervision, federal prosecutors said.
"Harpham admitted that he is a white supremacist and white separatist, and that he placed the explosive device at the march with the intent to cause bodily injury to the person or persons in order to further his racist beliefs," a Justice Department statement said.
Is there racism out there? You bet your life there is, and plenty of it.
Which makes it all the more sad when the term is trivialized by people who use it to deflect legitimate criticism - like, most recently, our lying, incompetent Attorney General eric holder.
No, eric holder, you are not being criticized because you are Black. You are being criticized because you are a lousy Attorney General and because you lied to our faces about Operation Fast and Furious.
It is people like holder who do all victims of real racism a disservice. They should (but probably never will be) ashamed of themselves for it.