Just noticed this blurb in the Best of the Web.
Somali-American “community leaders” in Minneapolis–home of America’s biggest concentration of Somali immigrants–are calling for a boycott of “Black Hawk Down,” “charging the new movie depicts their African homeland’s people as savages and could create a backlash against refugees who fled to the United States,” the Associated Press reports.
“The Somali people are depicted as very savage beasts without any human element,” Omar Jamal of the St. Paul-based Somali Justice Advocacy Center, tells the AP. “I’s just people shooting each other.”
People shooting each other? In a war movie? This is shocking! It’s not totally unheard of, though. A few years ago, we went to see “Saving Private Ryan,” and it, too, featured people shooting each other. How come German-Americans didn’t boycott?
The answer of course, is simple. German-Americans are white and predominantly Christian, and thus not afforded professional victim class designation.