'The black boy was somewhere he shouldn't have been'

"Conservatives complain relentlessly that the mainstream media is too focused on its coastal enclaves and doesn't do enough to introduce its audience to heartland America. I agree. They really ought to pay more attention to this stuff," writes Kevin Drum of a bunch of white kids who humiliated and beat a 42-year-old mentally retarded black man in Texas. "The town's mayor says none of this was racially motivated. 'The black boy was somewhere he shouldn't have been,' he told the Chicago Tribune, 'although they brought him out there.'" (Political Animal)

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