(Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.) Videos linked or embedded may contain foul language and violence.
As the black mob kicked her in the face, pulled her hair and punched her – all the while directing racial slurs at her – Ginger Slepski thought she was going to die.
She didn’t. This Pittsburgh electrician and mother of two escaped with torn ligaments in her shoulder and cuts and bruises that most police reports call “minor injuries.”
The black mob attack happened Sunday as Slepski pulled up to a stop sign in the black part of Pittsburgh.
Slepski was savagely beaten after the girls threw a bottle at her car on Concord Street and she stopped to confront them.
“I was mad. I knew they were younger. I thought they were in their early 20s. I got out and said, ‘What is your problem?’” Slepski said.
All four African-American girls then called her names before getting physically violent.
“They yelled, ‘Shut up white [expletive].’ The other said, ‘Get that white [expletive],’” Slepski said.
Slepski said she tried to get back into her car but the girls grabbed her by the hair.
“The one punched me in the head and I was on a set of concrete steps and my head hit the concrete so hard,” said Slepski. “Then they all got on top of me and all their hands were in my hair. They kept telling each other to, ‘Kick her in the head. Kick her head in the concrete.’”
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One onlooker threatened to call the police – which made the girls angry, said Slepski. Another came over the tried to physically restrain the girls. Eventually they fled, but not before stealing Slepski’s purse.
“They yelled, ‘Shut up white [expletive],’” Siepski said. “The other (attacker) said, ‘Get that white [expletive].”
Police have arrested four black juveniles and charged them with robbery, conspiracy, propulsion of missiles and ethnic intimidation.
The scars will heal. The emotional damage will not, said Taleeb Starkes, author of “The Uncivil War.”
“If you look at the news accounts of these kinds of crimes, the police and press tell us this was not a major crime,” said Starkes. “There was not much money involved. The victim lived. But one of the reasons these crimes happen so much is that we take them so lightly. This kind of violent crime is life changing and traumatic to the victim. But we rarely treat the predators that way. If they lose a little money and no one gets hurt, it’s no harm, no foul. That has to change.”
The four have also been charged under a seldom used statute that in Pennsylvania is called “ethnic intimidation.” It’s the Pennsylvania version of a hate crime law.
“I guess it is convenient that the attackers used racial slurs,” said Starkes. “But most black on white violence is not wrapped in such a neat package. Most of the time the attackers are not using the magical words that turn an act of epic violence into a hate crime. That is why the hate crime numbers severely understate the extent of black on white crime in this country. But we know this kind of violence is connected to race because the black involvement with it is exponentially out of proportion. As we see on videos. As we see on Twitter. And Instagram, every day.”
This kind of racial violence is hardly new to Pittsburgh. Last year, two different attacks on Pittsburgh teachers were caught on video. Last fall, several black students from the University of Pittsburgh football team assaulted several white students near the campus, playing the Knockout Game. They picked the wrong students: Some of the people they attacked recognized them because they had classes together.
Police and the Post-Gazette said the “motive for the attack was unclear.”
“This crime provides a teachable moment of the right way and wrong way to report racial violence,” said Starkes. “The account in the Post-Gazette was sterile and underreported. Creating lots of doubts about the seriousness and intensity of the violence. But Channel 11 did something rare: They fully reported the details of the violence, the racial slurs, and a description of all involved. That is rare. It is also commendable.”
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