Working-class people of color hate the riots the lefty elite keeps cheering

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When Americans fight about race or culture, the fight is almost always really about social class. And that shows up in today’s discussions about riots and policing. The Daily Caller recently sent a video correspondent to Brooklyn Center, Minn., scene of many police-shooting-related riots, and to Washington, DC, home of America’s ruling class, and asked people in both places when and if rioting was justified. The answers differed sharply. In Brooklyn Center, where the destruction was visible firsthand, respondents (nearly all black men of various ages) overwhelmingly opposed rioting. An African-American man in an “Army Veteran” hat commented: “We’re human, and we want to be treated with respect,” but we also need to show “respect.” A man in construction gear remarked: “I guarantee you the people that were looting, nine times out of 10, weren’t from this area. . . . If you feel the need to lash out, then don’t get mad when people, you know, address you as a looter or a rioter.” A woman in a Black Lives Matter mask agreed: “These are two different things: We have protesters, and then we have rioters.”

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