Why should we be surprised that at a time when everything is supposed to be about race, from the skin color of certain newspaper editors forced to resign to whether we should capitalize the “B” in “Black,” the most disturbing and consequential attack on our civic body in decades ends up being all about the color of the protesters/terrorists?

After Wednesday’s assault on the Capitol by desperate and angry Trump supporters, the conversation turned from “Why did they do it?” to “Who caused it?” to “Why weren’t they stopped?” to “It’s because they were white.”

Christine Flowers is an attorney and a columnist for the Delaware County Daily Times.

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