Why is it that when a white man attacks a black man it makes its rounds on the national news cycle for days or even weeks, but when a black man commits the same crime against a white one we never hear about it? When the victim is black they parade him or his family in front of the cameras, talking about him in the sweetest terms. When the victim is white, we never hear his name.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and their buddies cry foul and scream, “Racism” at the top of their lungs before they even know the facts. It’s obvious that they believe that only a white person can be a racist while they are the most racist of all.
For months, they splashed pictures of pitiful little Treyvon Martin across television and computer screens in the 24 hour news cycle after George Zimmerman killed him in self-defense. Even Obama got in on that one and stirred controversy as only he can. The talking heads shrieked endless accusations of racism. Nevertheless, when a mother and daughter in Indianapolis, IN were kidnapped, forced to withdraw money from an ATM, raped, then shot recently they didn’t say a word about the perpetrators being black.
The Society of Professional Journalists, headquartered just three miles from this vicious crime, tells its members in regular seminars:
Unless someone is considerate enough to wave around a sign saying, “Kill Honky,” or issue a press release or utter racial expletives in front of lots of witnesses, the fact that the suspects just happen to be black has no bearing on the story.
And if you wonder about it, you are probably a “racist and hater,” said the SPJ.
They totally ignore the fact that the first thing a 911 operator asks is about a person’s race and that the 911 operator reports the suspect’s race to the police. This goes on in cities all across the United States; however, when they report this same crime to the public we only hear what the suspect did unless he is white, then all kinds of details surface.
Thomas Sowell tells of an attack on a group of whites in Milwaukee a few years ago,
“One 22-year-old woman, who had been robbed of her cell phone and debit card, and had blood streaming down her face, that said, “About 20 of us stayed to give statements and make sure everyone was accounted for. The police wouldn’t listen to us, they wouldn’t take our names or statements. They told us to leave. It was completely infuriating.”
The police chief seemed determined to head off any suggestion that this was a racially motivated attack by saying that crime is color-blind. Officials elsewhere have said similar things.
Crime is not color-blind when color is the motivating factor. On June 7, 1998, in Jasper, TX, a black man named James Byrd Jr. was picked up by three white men, taken to the woods and beaten. Then they chained him to their truck and drug him for 2 miles. The New York Times and headlines all over the nation touted this racially motivated murder. Why? Could it be because it was so shocking and unexpected that it captured the minds of the media who could not ignore it? Who knows? But then again, we can be sure that if this happened today the media would still be all over it like they were in 1998. That is unless it were 3 black men chaining a white man to a bumper and dragging him to his death. Then it would be a blurb on page 26.
Ann Coulter, blames President Barack Obama for the phenomenon and cited Justice Department statistics on interracial rape to make her case.
“It was much worse in the ’70s, ’80s,” Coulter said. “We’re getting back to it. Obama brought it all back and that’s this racial etiquette from the media. They don’t report on the much more common black-on-white crime, but the very rare man-bites-dog story of white-on-black crime — that gets covered hysterically not because it is a man-bites-dog story, but they act as if, ‘No, this is all too common, it’s the racism in America.’ No, it is very rare.
We all know that whites can be violent and some have been guilty of committing horrendous crimes. We know that every race has its, “rotten apples”. What is happening now is a crime itself. As long as the media and law enforcement cover for one race over another, we are headed for extremely serious problems. Liberals often accuse us of racism for writing about racism, and if that qualifies as racism, so be it. Somebody has to say it.
America has a problem that has been intensified by Barack Obama and his cronies. It doesn’t matter who commits the murder and who is the victim. If the they, or you, or I treat an individual differently because of his race or his color, it’s racism. That sounds just like what the news media and law enforcement are doing. I guess that makes them the racist, doesn’t it?