Like WND Editor Joseph Farah, I get letters. Lots and lots of letters.
Some are from people who say my stories for WND and my book – “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It” – causes trouble among the races.
When I set out to write the book, it never occurred to me I would be stirring – or calming – racial strife. Still doesn’t.
Two things caused me to write about black mob violence: One, I saw a ton of black mob violence and black-on-white crime happening all over the country. When Thomas Sowell wrote about “White Girl Bleed a Lot,” he said the problem was far worse than what he thought.
That was a year ago. Today, I know the problem is far worse than I thought it was when The Great Doctor Sowell wrote that column.
The second thing that caused me to write the book and articles is even crazier than the black mob violence. It is the people who ignore, condone, excuse and even deny it is happening. The deniers are the truly crazy ones.
For me, it started at South Philadelphia High School. My brother and I host a talk-radio show at WDEL in Wilmington, Del. We started seeing news reports of Asian students at the mostly black school getting assaulted.
Every day. For years.
Sometimes words don’t really capture the full meaning, do they? That’s why the videos in the new edition of the book are so important – and why they are so easy to see by just scanning the QR codes with your smartphone.
Anyway, a few dozen Asian students ended up in the emergency room as a result of this violence. The principal said the Asian students were provoking the black students. She gave them a flyer instructing them how to behave so they would no longer antagonize them. The principal said she did not call the police because she did not want to “criminalize the black students.”
A federal judge eventually sorted that out. But it happened for a long, long time before anyone wrote about it.
Soon after, the same newspapers started reporting “flash mobs” on the streets of the upscale urban district in Philadelphia. They said it was teenagers, and no one was seriously hurt. Race had nothing to do with it.
The videos told a different story: More than a thousand black people were rampaging through South Philadelphia. Beating. Stealing. Destroying. At epic levels.
And it was happening over and over. I showed the videos to the station’s resident liberal talk-show host, and he said race had nothing to do with it. He even said on air that I was a racist for noticing.
Once I started paying attention, I noticed black mob violence was happening all over the country in cities big and small – in places where you might expect it, like Baltimore and Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. But also places like Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Seattle, Portland, Greensboro, Peoria.
Places that if you did not live there, you would never know or even suspect it was happening. And even lots of people who live in these places did not know because their local media did not tell them.
In Peoria, a newspaper columnist said he did not believe a story from a local community newsletter about 75 black people rampaging through town because the person who wrote it did not take a video camera into the middle of the riot, at midnight, and tape it.
As for the other witnesses, well, they were lying, too.
Multiply that episode and denial by 500 – many on video – and that is what “White Girl Bleed a Lot” is about, and why so many deniers are receiving books as Christmas presents.
This violence is all the more noticeable because today we live in the most race-conscious country in the world. Daily headlines about the black caucuses, black colleges, black unions, black business people and others show that.
Many of these stories are written by members of the National Association of Black Journalists. This is a group that has raised ignorance of racial violence to an art form.
And it is not just black on white: It is black on Asian. Black on gay. Black on women. Black on seniors. Black on pre-teen. Even black on toddler.
A lot of people are getting hurt. Some die. All because they had no idea of the danger they were in.
That’s because their local media know but won’t tell them. Another reader just called to remind me that people who know things, but hide them, are guilty of a crime. Fraud.
To my – and Joseph Farah’s – churchgoing letter writers, I will remind you that fraud is not just a crime.
It is also a sin.
Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America”