Reaping the Racial Whirlwind

You won’t see this on MSNBC. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Eric Holder to investigate either:

“In an attack partially caught on video, a group of youths assaulted at least three people in the parking lot of the Poplar Plaza Kroger Saturday night.”

That’s how the Memphis, TN newspaper The Commercial Appeal began its coverage of a shocking, unprovoked attack on three people by a vicious gang apparently made up of dozens of black teenagers. Not until some six paragraphs further into the story does the reporter mention that the brazen and brutal attackers were black. Nowhere in the newspaper story does the reporter say that the victims of the late-night assault were, according to other reports, white.

Memphis TV station WREG, a CBS affiliate, also reported on what many might consider a senseless hate crime…and also on their website failed to note the race of either the attackers or their victims.

The Fox station in Memphis appeared much more interested in the fact that the video of the attack was going viral than in making note of race in a story in which race was apparently an important and critical factor.

The race of the attackers and the three people hurt in the assault was also missing from other Memphis media coverage reviewed for this post. Officials say the two store employees beaten by the mob were knocked unconscious. None of their injuries is reported to be serious.

You can quickly get a sense that race very likely played a role in the violent incident by what the person taking the cell phone video is heard to exclaim, including calling the marauding gang members “hood rats”…and then laughing as she shouts “they got a white dude.” In several sections of the cell phone video, there seems to be almost a giddy, celebratory mood among the people whose voices are heard.

This is what happens when race-baiting becomes the official policy of the White House. Starting in 2007 Barack Obama and the Democrats have deliberately stoked the fires of racial resentment for political gain.

Expect more incidents like this one in the days, weeks and months ahead. When you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind.

Here’s another black-on-white violent racial attack in a different city:

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126 Responses to Reaping the Racial Whirlwind

  1. The Klown says:

    One of the standard Leftist tropes is the idea that racist “white flight” is to blame for the current situation in our inner cities. If you are white and lived near where this happened, why wouldn’t you want to get the hell out of there?

  2. The Klown says:

    BTW – this was not a “fight”. This was a violent flash mob of black kids attacking random white people.

  3. The Klown says:

    But wait! There’s more!

    Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong spoke out about the incident saying; it’s extremely troubling to see how many young people were involved, just days after the city’s youth violence prevention forum.

    I couldn’t help it. I lol’ed.

  4. The Klown says:
    • DandyTIger says:

      The left-wing approach to racism in 2014: deny racism exists, completely ignore the race of attackers and the race of victims, then smear anyone who points out the race of the people involved.

  5. elliesmom says:

    When a neighborhood becomes violent, when teachers in the schools have to spend more time on “classroom management” than teaching, when merchants can’t afford to keep their businesses open because of violence and theft, then everybody, people of all colors, who can afford to move away do. While that may be primarily white people, middle class black families get the hell out, too.

    • The Klown says:

      That’s how you get a place like Detroit.

    • WMCB says:

      Watched a video the other day by a middle class black man who had gotten the hell out of Detroit over a decade ago. He was making the same point. Sensible, successful black people flee too – which leaves NOTHING but problems and the opportunistic race-baiters who profit from those problems behind.

      And then those problems and dregs and scum get held up as “authentically black” by the racial “leadership”. The ones who left and had a brain don’t get held up as authentic. And no, that is not the white man’s fault. The black community itself refuses to excommunicate/shun the gang bangers and mobs. I understand the protective instinct, but the black community is doomed unless they stop DEFENDING this crap (violent rap artists, etc). Because you can’t keep up the drumbeat of “He’s my brother, he’s a big part of my culture, we are one” on the one hand, then say “Don’t judge me by him” when it’s convenient.

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  7. Kathy says:

    Exactly–reminds me of some classes I’ve taught. I’ve had black students say racist things and after calling them on it, was told that only whites were racist. tried to explain how that wasn’t logical–but don’t think it got through.

    • 49erDweet says:

      I don’t know, it’s sorta neat to know by virtue of my paleness I have all these only occasionally recognized super powers. I’m working on making my yard pick up after itself better, but struggling a bit.

  8. Kathy says:

    Sometimes teaching is like spitting up wind.

  9. votermom says:

    I’ve been up for 3 hours but I’m too lazy to make breakfast for myself. (Made bkfast for everyone else though)

  10. The Klown says:

    Ray Rice elevator video:

      • votermom says:

        Sad thing is that either she’ll forgive him, or some other woman will see that video and still date him.

        • swanspirit says:

          Sad thing also , he isn’t in jail .

          • votermom says:

            He should be, although isn’t it still true that in most states the gf would need to press charges?

          • swanspirit says:

            Depends on the state laws, I think . Here in Maryland , if the assault is witnessed , then the person is charged and sent to jail whether or not the victim presses charges . Those laws were changed years ago .
            For instance , many years ago , when I called the police on my ex , after a violent drunken episode ; they were not going to arrest him at all , and discouraged me from pressing charges . He was so drunk that he kept cursing at them , and shoving them , then they arrested him . I guess they didn’t like it when he did it to them .
            Seems to me that camera is a damned good witness .

            • 49erDweet says:

              LOL. When I was a cop – back in the dark ages – was the kind that ignored the verbal insults and blustering stupidity of the almost drunks…..until they took that as a sign of weakness and went too far. Sigh. So satisfying to place them in cuffs and book ’em. A night in jail does wonders for bullies. The STINK stays with them for years. And jails stink!

          • Constance says:

            She is his wife now.

    • WMCB says:

      He needs to be in jail.

      • WMCB says:

        I will say, though, that it does look like she hit him first. Once in the hall, once on the elevator. Not saying that excuses him being excessive, or not taking into account his punch was going to do much more damage than hers – he knew he could hurt her, and she was unlikely to do him much damage. He’s accountable for that. Just saying that it was a STUPID thing to do.

        Men are bigger. And stronger. It’s why they (mostly) get taught not to hit girls. That social convention is not a license for women to say “I can smack you if I want, and you aren’t allowed to hit me back.” The social convention is supposed to have two mutually-understood sides. When you start pulling crap like that, the social convention starts going away. The same social convention used to hold for anyone who was markedly smaller/weaker than the man in question, even another guy. They kind of got a free hit in a heated argument, and it was *understood* that the big guy doesn’t retaliate with full power. Unspoken rules.

        My boys were taught to never hit a girl. Ever. One of my daughters, at a certain age, decided to get cute and assume she could whack her brother and take advantage of the rule. It went on and on, until I quietly gave her brother permission, ONCE, to pretty much deck her (body slam, taking care not to really hurt her.) Then we had a talk about not fucking ABUSING a social convention that was being upheld in this house for HER protection.

        No, it is not fair to men to tell them they have to just take deliberate physical abuse from women, and can’t retaliate. “The rule” was more along the lines of understanding that an emotional woman striking out was unlikely to do much damage, so the onus was on the bigger, stronger party to deescalate. Once a woman starts twisting that “rule” to deliberate advantage, you have another situation entirely.

        Flailing at a man then taking the “Nyah nyah, you can’t hit me back” attitude is playiing with fire, ladies. Stop it. You will fuck up things that are actually a pretty good deal FOR US, you idiots.

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  11. lyn says:

    Obama, Holder, Sharpton and Jackson built it.

  12. The Klown says:

    The outpouring of hate has already begun.

    • DeniseVB says:

      First thing I thought of when I saw the news, let the gravedancing commence.

      • Lulu says:

        What they don’t understand is that he and his family welcome the hate as proof of his being a servant of God and see it as a burden to bear in being one of the faithful. Being ignored is much worse.

  13. The Klown says:
  14. DeniseVB says:

    O’Keefe has done it again !

  15. WMCB says:

    On the NBA dude losing his franchise, WTF? I mean, where is the awful racist hate in this statement? He was concerned about the long term profits of the franchise, based on achieving a wider customer base. He made an observation. No one is even asking/reporting if his observation is factually true.. No one cares whether it’s true. No one cares that in other parts of the email, he specifically said that he was ONLY concerned with widening the customer base, not bitching about black people. It’s no different than a car company noticing that they are losing the 25-45 market, and only selling cars to gramps. That’s not hate for gramps – that’s concern over a too-narrow market.

    And that’s the thing that has gotten so out of whack. I depise hateful dumb bigots. But that’s not what is setting people off. What is setting people off is any observation of a TRUTH that the Narrative has proclaimed off-limits. Shut up, you are not allowed to see/notice that thing that is staring you in the face. Doesn’t matter if you haven’t a shred of “hate” in you, you are not allowed to say what is demonstrably true, if it is judged off limits or counter-narrative.

    “In a 2012 e-mail addressing the troubles the franchise faced in attracting more affluent white season-ticket holders, Levenson said he had taken a look around Philips Arena and noticed a few things.

    First, the audience was 70% black, he wrote. But that wasn’t all. The stadium’s bars were 90% black. There were few fathers and sons at the games. The cheerleaders were black. The music played in the arena was hip-hop, and the after-game concerts were either rap or gospel acts.

    ‘Then i start looking around at other arenas. It is completely different. Even (Washington) DC with its affluent black community never has more than 15 pct black audience,’ he wrote.

    Now, he’s losing his franchise because of the e-mail.”

    • swanspirit says:

      All he was doing was citing demographics . If you changed the word black to white , no one would have blinked . No one.

      • WMCB says:

        Exactly. If he’d said “This crowd is 70% men/teenagers, so we need to attract more women/older people” or any other observation of demographics as relates to profits, no one would have cared.

    • DandyTIger says:

      If noticing people are black is perceived as racist, then we see why news reporters are afraid to mention the race of the perpetrators and victims in the main video. The PC police have made it racist to point out racism if the racists are black. That and the idea that blacks can’t be racist has to be ridiculed and laughed at by everyone. It’s insane and the insanity has to stop.

    • elliesmom says:

      I have been visiting Acadia National Park for years. I mentioned to a black neighbor it’s a great way to see a beautiful national park without having to travel halfway across the country. She told me black people don’t go to national parks. I would love someone to do a study about that if it’s true. I guess we can’t. But she’s not interested in going because as a black person it’s not part of her “heritage”. We get along pretty well so I asked her when her family came here. Because if national parks are not part of her “heritage”, than neither is slavery. She laughed. But I’d like to know if there’s some reason our black kids aren’t getting to see the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. I already know I’m a racist because I care about that.

      • WMCB says:

        The degree to which very narrow racial cultural conformity is demanded of black kids in the black community is destructive in so many ways.

    • Constance says:

      I don’t know, Levenson basically ratted himself out. I’d say he wants out and for some reason this is how he is choosing to get out.

  16. SHV says:

    “Sad thing is that either she’ll forgive him, or some other woman will see that video and still date him.”
    She married him!!! The whole “domestic” violence thing pisses me of. Here we have a weight trained athlete hit a woman and render her unconscious and it’s documented by video. Because of the disparity in physical condition and the harm done, he should have been charged with aggravated battery but no, he gets off with being sentenced to counseling. If he had hit a random woman, he would have likely been charged.

  17. Lulu says:

    The ISIS propaganda minister, raised and educated in Boston, went to the same mosque as the Tsarnaev brother. Mr ISIS Propaganda’s (I typed Progaganda which is a good term for media now!) father was the “eminent” doctor at Mass General. Well he was on the mosque’s board of directors until the FBI came around. “Dr. Abousamra, now chief of endocrinology at Wayne State University in Detroit, did not return emails and phone calls seeking comment.” Why did he run off to Detroit? The mosque claims they are moderates which is obviously a lie. h/t WZ.

  18. The Klown says:
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    • WMCB says:

      Exactly. The Narrative would have you believe that we are still operating under the old paradigm, where white straight older male is the source of ALL power. Not true. Not anymore. Victimhood is a currency of power now.

      ANY power can and will be abused by human beings. Money power, victim power, political power, social power, ANY. What we are seeing is the predictable abuse of this new form of power – being a perpetual victim. And the Narrative that we live in 1952, and that women/blacks/immigrants etc have zero power, therefore CANNOT possibly be abusing any power, since they have none, is a flat lie.

      You can often tell who has power by whom one is allowed to criticize.

  20. The Klown says:
    • WMCB says:

      With power comes responsibility. I’m all for people being able to defend themselves, even brutally. A man of his size and skill pretty much has deadly weapon hands – you don’t use those unless you are in true danger of injury. If you are, then you are justified. DId she hit him first? Yep. But it’s obvious he was in no danger.

      If he had walked away, he could have charged HER with assault.

    • 49erDweet says:

      I need to understand this. She establishes the ground rules of the relationship by using physical force on him, but by virtue of his size and strength differential he’s not permitted to reciprocate. Okay, I got it. I happen to agree he’s an idiot and deserves whatever happens, but is she really a classic victim? Or just a loser among co-conspirators? When you tease the tiger and get too close to the cage, you get scratched pretty bad.

      • 1539days says:

        pre-Obot Chris Rock talked about how men know their limits in a confrontation, i.e. not antagonizing a larger man. He also said some women who know they won’t get hit will do things that would normally get them hit. That’s kind of sad if you’re a woman who grew up in a culture where punching was a form of deterrence.

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  26. SHV says:

    “Ravens release running back Ray Rice after video emerges”

    I wonder what the response of the NFL players union will be?

  27. leslie says:

    CNN just reported that Ray Rice’s contract with the NFL has been terminated.

    “The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice, the team announced today, the same day a shocking video surfaced showing the NFL star punching his then-fiancée in February.”

  28. votermom says:

    I denounce myself

  29. The Klown says:
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    • leslie says:

      Amazing that he already knew about the “Ray Rice situation”. Can someone ask him again about Benghazi? Maybe after 2 years, he’s finally heard about that.

  31. HELENK3 says:

    need to rant big time.
    have an appointment tomorrow with the DMV to change my car and driver’s license from California to Florida. now I have enough ID to sink a battle ship but they want a birth certificate or a passport. government tells illegals come on down we will give you a driver’s license, educate your kids, give you food stamps and make life just peachy keen for you. Legal citizens its screw you you have to prove who you are

    • votermom says:

      Its like how the TSA will pat down grannies & kids but not profile middle eastern men.

      • Constance says:

        The thing is Muslim extremists will plant bombs on grannies and kids if they are let through the TSA check points without being checked. Great way to get rid of unwanted female relatives, blow them up and take the plane with them.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Just tell ’em you crossed the border near Calexico years ago and can’t remember. They’ll take good care of you and sign you up for benefits. Keep Google handy, though, to translate everything they mail you the next 20 years. Btw, your vote already been counted in the next 8 elections.

    • Somebody says:

      Helen you only have to do that once in Florida and it is precisely because of illegals. You must be a citizen in Florida and they want you to prove that. I’ve lived in Florida my entire life and the last time I had my license renewed I was required to provide all of that myself. I don’t remember exactly when the law was passed but it was several years ago. They’re working their way through the system with renewals and new comers like you.

      Do you have your social security card? They require an actual ss card too or at least they required one of me. It absolutely is a pain in the ass and I resented it too, but like I said you only go through it once. They key something into the system that basically says you’re a legal US citizen, it doesn’t show on your license but it’s in their computer somewhere.

      • HELENK3 says:

        yes I have all the info needed.
        what shocked me was the cost of auto is triple what it is in California

    • lildoggy4u says:

      Helen, I recently went through the damn same thing. In Florida. I’ve had my license here for 20 years though. But had to supply my original birth certificate. Not a certified copy of same with stamp but the actual original document. Its on microfish paper stuff. Don’t exactly know what type of paper its on but it clearly states that sunlight will degrade it and don’t expose paper to sunlight. Its very fragile cause I am old.
      I didn’t even want them handling it.
      My question – are the immigrants, like those floating on rafts from Cuba carrying their original birth certificates too? The border immigrants? All I know is that they are driving.
      I imagine next renewal I may not be.

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  35. gram cracker says:

    DeniseVB have you seen this? Hope your son takes precautions about being approached while doing his job.
    “The FBI and CDC are investigating an attack on a federal air marshal who was injected with a syringe full of an unknown substance inside the Lagos, Nigeria airport on Sunday, according to a Situational Awareness notice obtained by”

  36. gumsnapper says:

    That Salon article about Hanson you linked to–well, I posted a comment there: “Sure that’s not a picture of how Salonistas view conservatives? Irony ain’t just the opposite of wrinkly.”

    The comment was gone within three minutes or so. I posted it again. Same thing. It got erased. Either the author of the piece or a Salon moderator is extremely thin-skinned and quick-on-the-draw.

    What’s also ironic is that there are comments saying that Cheney, etc. are the real Orcs. Those comments of course, were allowed to stand. Salonistas are indeed immune to irony.

  37. The Klown says:
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      By making the “real man” argument, what one is attempting to say is that it’s usually the macho types who like to beat up women–and it might work to explain to those macho types that it is not manly to abuse women. In that sense, there is nothing “sexist or dated” about that trope. Ya gotta love the PC police types, though; they’ll “strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.” Never fails.

  38. The Klown says:
    • 1539days says:

      One in 13 murder victims are killed by a husband or boyfriend? Doesn’t that mean there’s a double that (14%) chance that a murdered woman will be a victim of a husband or boyfriend? Seems high to me.

      In any case, all those Voxstats are generically sourced. The UN is not a source. They put out thousands of reports a year. Which report is the infographic from? These people would fail a high school class with that kind of BS.

      • gumsnapper says:

        What’s telling is that they don’t allow comments–thus, there’s no accountability, no one to challenge their statements.

        In any case, I don’t think there’s anyone out there who’s taken in by their “objective” or “neutral” stance–their “just the facts, ma’m” Dragnet pose–well, maybe some lo-fo who happens to stumble across their site and doesn’t know who Ezra Klein is or his journo-list history.

        I don’t mind shameless hacks, well, I do– but what I really resent are partisans posing as mere “explainers.” There has to be a special circle in Dante’s hell for those scoundrels.

        • 1539days says:

          I think Politico just did a story about how Vox isn’t succeeding at what they intended. Which is ironic, since Politico was invented to elect Barack Obama by doing stories about what a political genius he is.

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