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: