Black commuters in South Africa have a long history of burning trains and rioting in stations, often on the flimsiest of pretexts.
Notice that the headline does not say “Blacks burn train,” but instead “Blacks burn trains at alarming rate.” In South Africa, it isn’t surprising to hear that Blacks have burned something. A train. A school. A farm. No, indeed that sort of thing is passé, almost unworthy of mention, something to take for granted. Black arson or vandalism becomes newsworthy only when it occurs at a rate that threatens to take down the entire country’s mass transit infrastructure.