The media is becoming frighteningly complicit in turning a blind eye to widespread racism and racist violence. I reported awhile back about an anomalous white thug who engaged in “the knockout game” against an African American victim.
Now here is a story from a local CBS affiliate about mob violence in Cleveland:
Cleveland authorities have made several arrests following the mob beating of a disabled Army veteran by a group of teenagers.
Last Friday, the victim, Matthew Robinson, was surrounded by between six and eight teenagers while riding the RTA Healthline. Robinson told WOIO that he was attacked by the teens, then robbed of his possessions.
During the attack, the teens made several derogatory remarks about Robinson.
“What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker,’” he was quoted as saying about the incident. “They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”
This week, three suspects – Kenneth Matthews, Ronald Reid Williams and an unnamed 16-year-old girl – were arrested by Cleveland and RTA police. The latter filmed the attack with her cell phone, and was said to still have the video at the time of her apprehension.
Despite the arrests, concern remains as other attacks of a similar nature have happened in the area, most of which are said to have been perpetrated by other young culprits, according to WOIO.
Those weren’t “derogatory remarks.” Those were racist remarks.
If a white gang had beat up an older African American while calling him a “nigger” that would have been reported across the nation as a racist attack. The news stories would not have left a few hints for you to use to figure out the race of the attackers. But reverse the races, and the media refuses to acknowledge what is going on. A group of blacks attacked a white man for the color of his skin. This is a straightforward hate crime in an area that has seen a number of such crimes. They are perpetrated by “young culprits.” We can mention the relative age of the aggressors, but not their race, even though they are motivated by race.
Naturally, we can expect there will be no hate crime charges filed.
The government and the media is deliberately cultivating a double standard so that some victims of violent crime can be mostly ignored, while others draw national attention. This is a real threat that is going to soon cause violence to explode in our cities (if that is not happening already).