The stock market has crashed. Grocery stores have closed. Gas stations have run out of fuel. People are growing more and more desperate by the day. Being in such a critical state groups begin to form. There are safety in numbers and people begin to hear of increasing violence. People no longer walk the streets by themselves as they are more likely to fall victim to violent crime.
What role will race play when things go bad?
Look at Hurricane Katrina. There were many accounts of white on black and black on white crimes after the hurricane hit. Of these events – there is evidence that some were carried out specifically due to hatred of the others race. It is an unfortunate reality that prejudice and racism exists. In a civilized world where racists do no more than make faces and at a maximum commit petty crimes to act out their racist aggressions – people are generally safe from harm. In a grid-down, WROL situation with a huge dose of stress and desperation thrown in – I think acts of violent racism will become more common place.
I could care less what color or ethnicity someone is. What sits in their heart and soul is what matters. Not everyone thinks that way and I suspect circumstances may provide avenues for those that have racist beliefs to act on them.
What do you think? What factor do you think race will play after the SHTF?