It’s reaching near-epidemic proportions, but the press is still failing to report on the uptick in black-on-white crime in America. Some will be familiar with the accounts of violent black-on-white crime reported by WND of late, several of which have been incredibly brutal and gruesome.
Last Friday, 22-year-old Australian Christopher Lane was gunned down by three black youths in Duncan, Okla. The crime is not being reported as racially motivated, despite the fact that the assailants deliberately chose an upscale, predominantly white neighborhood. Neither is the stabbing attack on 17-year-old Natasha Martinez in Queens, N.Y., being classified as racially motivated, even though this one might be the work of a serial assailant. I imagine the lack of coverage could be due to the fact that Martinez has a Latino surname and appears white, whereas George Zimmerman (who was acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin) has an Anglo surname but identifies as Latino. If that appears convoluted and nonsensical, that’s only because it is.
However, it is not only in recent weeks or since the Zimmerman verdict that such crimes have been on the increase.
I’ve been asked more times than I can reliably recall why race relations in America appear to have deteriorated since Barack Obama became president. I would wager that most Americans, even those who were not Obama supporters, hoped that his ascendency would result in an improvement in race relations.
Not that they were all that bad to start with, in my humble opinion.
Think about it: Aside from the occasional tantrums in which organizations such as the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, or various career activists with a financial agenda would occasionally engage, the lot of blacks appeared to have improved since the Civil Rights Movement. There was an unprecedented growth in the black middle class, and black entrepreneurs, entertainers and sports figures had become some of the most revered icons in our popular culture. Consequently, high-profile incidents of racism and bigotry were few and far between, and people – for the most part – seemed to be getting along.
Then, Barack Obama came onto the scene.
Like many of the audacious and bizarre practices of the Obama administration, the idea that it would be deliberately engaging in fomenting racial tension is incomprehensible to the average American specifically because the concept is so audacious and bizarre. Yet, we know that the Obama Justice Department was involved in materially supporting anti-Zimmerman protests within days after Martin’s killing, and that Obama has long-standing ties to black radical organizations such as the New Black Panther Party (NBPP).
There’s little doubt that such parties knew they had an advocate in their corner from the moment Obama was inaugurated; thus, they became far more vocal. While the president’s tone has been conciliatory (except for the occasional slip), his rhetoric remains in the same vein as that of a black activist, albeit more refined. In the meantime, the economic woes of blacks have increased along with the rest of America, and black-on-black crime is at an alarming high; now, they’re being told that racist whites with guns are stalking them in the night.
None of this could have occurred to the degree is has without the support and complicity of the establishment press, as detailed in “White Girl Bleed A Lot: Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It” by Colin Flaherty. This book discusses the hundreds of episodes of violent black-on-white crime since 2010 and how it has been glossed-over politically.
During the same period, episodes involving whites and blacks wherein even a hint of racial motivation may be implied are seized upon by the press and activists as being instances of anti-black sentiment or outright racism, such as the Trayvon Martin shooting, or the Missouri State Fair rodeo clown fiasco.
Whether naïveté, ideology, stupidity, or a combination thereof on the part of the press is to blame for its complicity, the fact is that this plays into the hands of the Obama administration and the radical left at large. Also incomprehensible in the minds of average Americans is the notion that these campaigns of division (race being only one) are ultimately intended to bring about a degree of civil unrest that will superficially justify the use of force on the part of the administration.
Remember, this is the president who, in 2008 advocated for a “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as the military].”
And all the people cheered …
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”