This is what I thought an interesting, thought provoking little article: ..."Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters the black protesters spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didnt like were enforced by the government? Would these protester these black protesters with guns be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic? What if they were Arab-Americans? Because, after all, thats what happened recently when white gun enthusiasts descended upon the nations capital, arms in hand, and verbally announced their readiness to make war on the countrys political leaders if the need arose. Ephphatha Poetry: "Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black" - Tim Wise Imagine that white members of Congress, while walking to work, were surrounded by thousands of angry black people, one of whom proceeded to spit on one of those congressmen for not voting the way the black demonstrators desired. Would the protesters be seen as merely patriotic Americans voicing their opinions, or as an angry, potentially violent, and even insurrectionary mob? After all, this is what white Tea Party protesters did recently in Washington...."