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White Girl Bleed a Lot: A Year Later, Is Racial Violence Worse?

Posted by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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A black mob in New York beat a young white couple earlier this month. The event was horrific, but not unusual.

Black mob violence is an increasingly common occurrence in many American cities, though you would never know of this trend from mass media. When confronted with astounding levels of such violence, the same reporters who dutifully produce stories about black caucuses, black churches, black colleges, and other race-based institutions suddenly become color-blind.

The following incidents all occurred during the last several days — did you read about any of them?

– In New Haven, Connecticut, 500 blacks attending a party billed as “An All Black Affair” fought and destroyed property in and around a downtown restaurant. The chaos then spread to two other nearby venues. Shockingly, no one was arrested – New Haven police claimed their resources were tied up with crowd control.

– At Virginia State University, 200 black students rampaged through the campus, assaulting people and destroying property. One person was stabbed. Only one was arrested.

– A small group of blacks beat and robbed riders on a New Jersey commuter train, sending four people to the hospital.

– In racially fueled violence, blacks at the University of Minnesota robbed and assaulted four separate groups of white students over a weekend.

Despite the very recent and short time frame, the above list is far from a complete accounting. The New York Daily News did cover the recent beating of a white couple, but dismissed the idea that the attack was race-fueled – despite witnesses reporting the attackers’ spewing racial epithets. The paper chose to quote a witness who described them as “just some teenagers.”

A year ago in National Review, Thomas Sowell said he did not know how bad the problem was until he read my book White Girl Bleed a Lot:

Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is even greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions.

One year following publication, the trend continues, and is now perhaps even worse than I had documented.

Last year in Chicago, a judge ruled the city had to pay $22.5 million because it released a white woman from jail into a black neighborhood, where she was pushed or jumped out of a seventh-story window. The judge cited “Routine Activity Theory,” which states that white people can routinely expect violence in black neighborhoods. A professor from Harvard testified in support of the theory on the witness stand.

In 2011 at the Iowa State Fair, mobs of blacks attacked white people in and outside of the fairgrounds — for three nights straight. A reporter finally asked the spokeswoman for the Des Moines police department to comment on the violence: the spokeswoman, Lori Lavorato, said she did not know why the attacks were occurring, but admitted they were indeed happening.

Lavorato was fired the next day for telling the truth about racial violence.

White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It documents one startling act of black mob violence — and the accompanying media denial — after another; more than 500 cases in more than 100 cities. Many of the attacks were recorded on video. Attacks occurred not just in hotspots like Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Chicago, but in Peoria, Springfield, and Des Moines.

Racial violence returned to Des Moines earlier this year when a mob of 20 blacks beat to death a father of six. They attacked others who came to his aid, taking their cell phones and throwing them into a nearby river.

Did you read about that? Again and again, media organizations have claimed they do not report incidents of racial violence because there is seldom evidence of “racial motivation.” They are partially correct, but the trend proves them to be primarily wrong. Every single incident of black mob violence does not merit attention from the national media, but together they form a pattern that every reporter in every newsroom in America knows about, yet refuses to discuss. Maybe that is what Eric Holder meant when he said we are a nation of cowards when it comes to race, but I doubt it.

Colin Flaherty is an award-winning reporter whose work and byline have appeared in more than 1,000 publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time.

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Della529
by Matlock on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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 Why conservatives obsess over flash mobs and “race riots”

Josie_P
by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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Horrible. I don't live in the US so I only see white mob violence (and boy, do I). Regardless of race, the things I just read are fucking disgusting. I'd really like to know what goes through people's heads when they do things like those mentioned.
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jcrew6
by Gold Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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If racial violence is truly their motive for these crimes, then they need to be charged with hate crimes. While I don't agree with the term 'hate crime', because all crime demonstrates hate, I do think if the law is on the books, then it applies.
LNLMommy
by Queen K on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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what's your point? Crime is up and the same way there are Black people committing racially charged offenses, so are white people, so are people of Hispanic descent..so you made it a point to single out Black people because???

Seasidegirl
by Gold Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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I'm sorry, but this reminds me of what I've read about days of slavery when the white slave owners (and others) were scared of uprisings.

Historically, there has been an overinflated fear of black crime/black "uprisings."

And when privileged white college students overturn and burn cars, why aren't those incidents called race riots?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/13/riot-police-party-college-town/2977009/

http://gawker.com/college-students-riot-after-im-shmacked-party-turns-1287844186

http://www.complex.com/city-guide/2013/01/biggest-college-campus-riots-in-history/maryland-students-set-trees-trash-cans-on-fire-in

 

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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Why do conservatives make Thomas Sowell the greatest sage of this country, just because he claims, "blacks suck"?
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Mommabearbergh
by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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I curious do you not like black people. Has a black person done you wrong in some way. I am saying this because I have noticed you beat the topic of violence  when it comes to black people but when it comes to white people you remain very quiet. I understand  you want get the word out there but this does make you seem like you don't like black people and when people use word like  "blacks" its sort of unfairly grouping people together. Another thing I find funny a good deal of the people who post about black people a good chunk of the time aren't black. may it be positive or negative

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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You aren't very observant, are you?

Quoting Mommabearbergh:

I curious do you not like black people. Has a black person done you wrong in some way. I am saying this because I have noticed you beat the topic of violence  when it comes to black people but when it comes to white people you remain very quiet. I understand  you want get the word out there but this does make you seem like you don't like black people and when people use word like  "blacks" its sort of unfairly grouping people together. Another thing I find funny a good deal of the people who post about black people a good chunk of the time aren't black. may it be positive or negative


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Mommabearbergh
by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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So you have nothing to say besides a little snarky comment. That spoke volumes. Yes you do post about a lot of stuff but this seems to be the topic you tend to beat the dead horse on. You no longer have to quote me you answered my question
Quoting Carpy:

You aren't very observant, are you?

Quoting Mommabearbergh:

I curious do you not like black people. Has a black person done you wrong in some way. I am saying this because I have noticed you beat the topic of violence  when it comes to black people but when it comes to white people you remain very quiet. I understand  you want get the word out there but this does make you seem like you don't like black people and when people use word like  "blacks" its sort of unfairly grouping people together. Another thing I find funny a good deal of the people who post about black people a good chunk of the time aren't black. may it be positive or negative


tanyainmizzou
by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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Are you sure you don't have her confused with someone else because no she doesn't beat this topic like a dead horse?

Quoting Mommabearbergh:

So you have nothing to say besides a little snarky comment. That spoke volumes. Yes you do post about a lot of stuff but this seems to be the topic you tend to beat the dead horse on. You no longer have to quote me you answered my question
Quoting Carpy:

You aren't very observant, are you?

Quoting Mommabearbergh:

I curious do you not like black people. Has a black person done you wrong in some way. I am saying this because I have noticed you beat the topic of violence  when it comes to black people but when it comes to white people you remain very quiet. I understand  you want get the word out there but this does make you seem like you don't like black people and when people use word like  "blacks" its sort of unfairly grouping people together. Another thing I find funny a good deal of the people who post about black people a good chunk of the time aren't black. may it be positive or negative



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