… them and they will fight you. When people believe they are in danger they will become radicalized. Far from neutralizing the threat of racially motivated violence, the polarizing rhetoric of the left actually increases the likelihood of it because this rhetoric itself will be used by the right to justify violence against the left.
True, but again why so much focus on the left…I would provide a list of political quotes to my students and a list of names…they had to match the quotes to the speaker. Malcolm X quotes were always mistaken for Bill Oreilly quotes and Vice Versa. What does that tell you? Extremes say the same things on both sides, and you are right in that they are often hateful violent things, but this is clearly a characteristic of both extremes. Extremes need to be tempered.