(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.
For the student of racial violence, a white riot is the Holy Grail: often talked about, but so rare, some doubt it even exists.
This is in contrast to the epidemic of more than 500 cases of recent black mob violence in more than 100 cities – documented in the new book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence and How the Media Ignore It.”
On a recent Jesse Lee Peterson radio show, a caller disputed the idea that black mob violence exists out of proportion. White people are just as guilty, she said. It’s just they never get arrested.
That is why the recent “riot” at the University of Delaware made headlines: Finally a white riot, captured on video.
The occasion was a beer blast at the home of a few members of the school rugby team. On hand to film the bacchanalia were members of the Shmacked TV production crew, which specializes in capturing drunken hijinks on college campuses, then showing it on MTV and later selling the videos.
In September, it was Delaware’s turn. And if acting the fool after drinking a few beers was against the law, there is no doubt this was a civil disturbance of epic proportions.
The New York Daily News gave it the full fire-alarm treatment: “University of Delaware students rampage at riot party.”
ABC national news could not decide if it was a riot or a near-riot, but it did report students destroyed at least one garbage can, and others walked on a few lawns. Other network affiliates in Philadelphia breathlessly followed suit.
But the video tapes reveal a more tepid drama. Though this “riot” had major league numbers – with 3,000 students running, jumping, laughing and stopping traffic on the main street of this Newark college town – the violence, anger, hostility and criminality was strictly minor league, especially when compared with recent black mob violence.
The “riot” began when the off-campus party ended: Soon after, students filled the Internet with videos of partygoers dancing on cars.
But unlike a recent episode of black mob violence in a Chicago suburb in February, no drivers were attacked. Nobody threw a looted chair from a nearby vandalized store and broke the window of an SUV trapped in traffic.
Much of the mayhem and violence from the 500 black people in that episode was captured on video – yet no one was arrested, and neither did it make ABC evening news.
Comparatively, there were no fights or stabbings at the University of Delaware “riot.”
Yet in an unheralded episode of mob violence over the weekend at Virginia State University, hundreds of black students roamed the campus, fighting and destroying property. One person was stabbed.
One student told the CBS affiliate, “It was nothing but chaos.”
Another told local news he saw a “riot, just commotion.” Another said the mob was moving from one area of the campus to another, leaving destruction in its wake. Finally, police locked down the entire campus for 12 hours.
A warrant has been issued for the alleged stabber. As for the others, no one was arrested, and no one has been featured on ABC’s national news.
Neither was the University of Delaware mayhem anything like the huge brawl featuring 200 black students at a party at Central State University in Ohio last May, also captured on video.
Several police officers were attacked. Two students went to the hospital. One person was arrested.
Neither did the Delaware mayhem compare to the huge fight at Livingston College in North Carolina last spring. There, local news stations report 300 black people fought and destroyed property at a campus party. Two people were arrested.
Neither did the Delaware partygoers resemble the crowd at a University of Southern California party last spring. There, 400 black students did not like it when a police officer showed up at 2 a.m. to tell them their party had to end.
They ignored the cop, then started throwing bottles and other objects at him. Soon after, 80 police were in the streets in riot gear. The party ended after a few people were forcibly detained. Six black people were arrested.
At the University of Delaware, school officials banned the rugby team for five years – the death penalty for the program. Two members of the team hosted the party, but it was not an official team function.
At USC, however, no one got banned. Instead, school officials held a community forum to hear students berate them for racial profiling.
Makiah Green is a USC student who put it all in perspective: The school and the police were to blame: “I had flashbacks to an era I wasn’t even alive to suffer through. I was too scared to go outside, legitimately fearing that an officer would see me and arrest me for being black and inquisitive. I can only imagine how my peers felt when they saw over 20 LAPD patrol cars pull up and release 79 officers to end a peaceful, congratulatory party.
“It is inexpressibly disheartening,” Green continued, “to hear fellow students recount horror stories of police brutality two weeks away from being among the first in my family to graduate from a four-year university. To know that my college degree holds no weight in the face of institutional racism and discrimination is sobering.”
Today, despite the alleged institutional racism at USC, Green is a first year graduate student in a professional writing program … at USC.
The University of Delaware “riot” did not feature any violence directed at the police – unlike the September episode of black mob violence in the Rochester suburb of Irondequoit. There, 500 black people fought in, and outside of, a movie theater.
Several rioters attacked police, requiring use of a baton to subdue them. After the riot ended, police packed the violent mob in city buses for a trip – not to jail – but home to Rochester.
One person was detained and released, said WHAM-TV news. But no one was arrested.
In most of the examples of black mob violence documented in “White Girl Bleed a Lot,” it is rare when anyone gets arrested.
At one Philadelphia high school, the principal said she did not report large-scale black mob violence directed at Asian students over a several year period because she did not want to “criminalize” the students.
And besides, she said, the Asian students antagonized the black students by not knowing anything about black culture. The school was 85 percent black.
In Chicago earlier this year, nine black people were arrested for attacking two white people with a “sockful of locks” in a commuter train crowded with witnesses. A staffer for district attorney later dropped all charges.
In New Haven earlier this month, 500 black people attending an “all black affair” fought in and out of the party. And when they finished in front of one venue, they moved to another, where police had to stop the violence there. Then another, where police had to stop the violence there.
Yet no one was arrested. Police said they were focusing on crowd control instead.
At a Baltimore skating rink, a mob of as many as 900 black people fought and destroyed property in and out of the facility, including several nearby businesses. This was just one of the dozens of examples of black mob violence connected to that rink over the last year.
The mayhem ranged from throwing bricks through police car windows to vandalizing the Denny’s restaurant next door. The violence includes beating clerks and stealing merchandise from a nearby convenience store, fighting with police, jumping on cars – breaking windows and ruining paint – and much, much more.
Two people were arrested at the latest violence in August.
Yet nothing from ABC national news on that one. But ABC did tell the nation that several Blue Hens from the University of Delaware were accused of urinating in public.
Even by Delaware standards this Blue Hen mob violence was pale. Last year, for the second year on a row, a black promoter sponsored a party for students from black colleges in the area. By 2 a.m. 800 black people were outside, many fighting. Guns were fired, cars damaged. Three hundred state police responded.
A spokesman for the state police said not one of their officers at the scene noticed if the entire crowd was black. Pictures at Facebook and other social media answered that question.
No one was arrested at last year’s black riot, but despite the fact there was no violence and no property damage other than a few dented cars and a pushed-over fence at the white “riot,” officials at the University of Delaware are on a full-scale hunt to bring these lawbreakers to justice.
Already several students have been suspended or expelled. Ten have been arrested. And over the weekend, the Wilmington News Journal published a “most wanted” list with the photos of 44 more alleged student rioters, most pictured in full party mode with their mouths open in a party yell. The university wants to bring them to justice as well.
Included in the Delaware 10 was a co-ed accused of disorderly conduct and jaywalking. In Delaware, they call that “walking along roadway where sidewalks are provided.”
Her hometown paper in New Jersey dutifully reported the conduct and even printed her mug shot.
The girl’s father responded in the newspaper’s comments section: “My daughter was one of 12 who got their picture taken out of 2,400 students that attended this event. She was not charged with anything more than jay walking. She will be found innocent since a picture from a video can not be enough evidence to convict. She also turned herself in when she found out about it (you failed to mention that in your stellar investigation). [By the way], there is an old lady jaywalking on Central. Go track her down.”
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 Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”
See a trailer for “White Girl Bleed a Lot”: