Alton Nolan was a lunatic.
The only thing that stopped him from killing more people was a good guy with a gun. One of the company’s executives was a reserve deputy and was carrying his gun with him at work.
No one denies the facts of this bizarre and unfortunate incident, but note the complete absence of the following:
However, if the tables had been turned, and Colleen Hufford had marched into the food plant and cut Alton Nolan’s head off, a holy shit storm would have been set in motion.
Why the difference?
Why is now a time for solemn prayer and deep condolences, and the shooting of Michael Brown was a time for rioting, speechmaking, lobbying, and lectures?
Had Alton Nolan been a white man, and Colleen Hufford a black woman, the accusations of racism would have been immediate and unrelenting.
The racism accusation is automatic – but only for white lunatics. Just another “white privilege.”