When the police vigorously pursued suspects after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, senior communications adviser and presidential candidate writer in 2020, Bernie Sanders wrote: "Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is white American "hours later, in a separate section titled" I still hope the bomber is a white American. "
David Sirota, an investigative journalist and a social media attack dog who has hit Sanders' adversaries in recent weeks, was officially led to Sanders.
In his 2013 publications published by Slate, Sirota tries to claim that "double standards" in politics and law enforcement means that a non-white perpetrator would be
The attacks of April 15, 2013, in which three others were killed and injured dozens of others, were committed by Johar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The Kyrgyz-American brothers cited extremist Islamic beliefs and said US military action had motivated them. Johar is sentenced to death; "The specific identity of Boston marathon bombers (or bombers) is not an unimportant detail – it will almost certainly dictate what government, political and public response we will see in the coming weeks," Sirota, who was Sanders' press secretary when he served in the House of Representatives, writes.
He added, "This means, regardless of your party affiliation, if you are interested in anything – from stopping the war to reducing the defense budget to protect civil liberties to push for immigration reform , you have to hope Why, because only in this case will a privilege be given to work to prevent the Boston attack from potentially undermining progress on these other issues. "
After accusing the US government of mobilizing a" full war "against perspective Islamist terrorism, "despite the presence of other terrorist threats, Sirota continued to discuss the white privileges
" I still hope the bomber is a white American. Sirota
"If the recent story is a leader, if the bomber turns out to be a white anti-government extremist, the white privilege would probably mean that the attack is depicted only as an isolated incident – one that is unrelated to larger political debates," said Sirota . "In other ways, the white privilege will work not only to isolate whites from collective guilt but also to isolate political debate from any consequences of the attack."
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