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