Skin color can help identify “typical bad guys”

The reactions to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo in France have ranged from those who have condemned the terrorists to those like Rush Limbaugh, who claimed that President Obama’s response to Benghazi is partly responsible for the attacks on the satirical French weekly. One of the more outlandish (and bigoted) responses came from Shannon Bream, one of the hosts of Fox News’ Outnumbered:

BREAM: That’s my question about these guys. If we know they were speaking unaccented French and they had ski masks on, do we even know what color they were, what the tone of their skin was? I mean, what if they didn’t look like typical bad guys? As we define them when we think about terror groups.

Ok, so there’s a “typical look” for bad guys. Not only that, but skin color is a good indicator of whether or not someone is a good guy or a bad guy. I can play this game:

Timothy McVeigh. USAmerican citizen. Domestic Terrorist. White guy.
Amanda & Gerad Miller. Anti-police, anti-government WHITE supremacists. In 2014, they took the lives of two police officers in what they considered the opening salvo of a revolution. They had ties to the Tea Party. Oh, and they were white.
The Ku Klux Klan. This WHITE organization has a legacy of terrorism directed at People of Color, especially African-Americans.
In August of 2012, Wade Michael Page entered a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, determined to kill as many people as possible. This act of domestic terrorism took the lives of 6 people. This xenophobic, neo-Nazi is, as you can see, a white guy.
Scott Roeder. Forced birther and white man currently serving a life sentence for the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller in 2009.
Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski aka the ‘Unabomber’. Between 1978 and 1995, he planted or mailed numerous home-made bombs. Took the lives of 23 people. White guy.

If skin color is a good indicator of whether or not someone is good or bad, what does that say about how white people should be treated, given the actions of the above killers?

Shannon Bream ought to familiarize herself with logic. It can be her friend.

Skin color can help identify “typical bad guys”