The philosophers who sent the open letter to Miami have now received a response, which they have been given permission to post (with so many signatories, this was the most practical way to share its content). As one of them, I am posting it. (As noted before, this is not a project of this blog.) To read the response, click here or below:
They’d like to bury their heads in the sand and pretend that all white children are as sweet and harmless as Taylor Swift. But the reality is that the statistics tell a different story. For instance, according to research from the Department of Justice, 84 percent of white murder victims are killed by other white people [PDF]. Similarly, white rape victims tend to be raped by other whites [PDF]. White-on-white violence is a menace to white communities across the country, and yet you never hear white leaders like Pastor Joel Osteen, Bill O’Reilly, or Hillary Clinton take a firm stance against the scourge.
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