Thursday, June 7, 2012

When Blacks Attack! The Right-Wing Media's Race War Fantasies

George Romero’s classic 1968 zombie film Night of the Living Dead begins with the famous warning that “they are coming to get you Barbra!” In the movie, the “they” were hordes of zombies, hungry for the flesh of the living and intent on destroying human society like a plague, an inexorable natural disaster, a tsunami of the undead.

Decades later, and perhaps inspired by Romero’s master work, the conservative media has conjured up a new terror: black young people are the “new” monsters, causing chaos and sowing destruction across the United States. Who is their prey? Innocent white folks that are being waylaid, murdered, and assaulted in an imagined race war by roving bands of black “zombies” whose barbarism is inspired by the election of Barack Obama.

Several weeks ago Bill O’Reilly, the most watched TV personality on Fox News, ran a series of stories on what he suggests is a “racially motivated” attack on two white journalists in Norfolk, Virginia that he claimed was covered up by the local press. 

As Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins details, the facts reveal a different reality: a rock was thrown at a car, the occupants had an argument with a group of men and a fight ensued. The reporters were not severely injured. Although an unfortunate incident in a city that is struggling with violent crime, it was neither particularly noteworthy or an anomaly. In fact, the newspaper for which the journalists worked thought the event was a non-story. This did not deter Bill O’Reilly. He could frame the story as part of a national race war by introducing one fact--the victims of the assault were white and the perpetrators were black.

The National Review’s Thomas Sowell legitimated this narrative of a race war against whites in a column which circulated widely throughout the Right-wing media and blogosphere. There he listed a series of such assaults in major cities such as Chicago, New York, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, which involved groups of young black people committing random assaults on pedestrians, robbing people of their cell phones and Ipods, and fighting on beaches and in malls.

These narratives of white victimhood at the hands of blacks have even gained traction internationally: the London based Daily Mail recently featured a story about a white man who was attacked by a black gang of “twenty hooded youths” outside of a pub.

Once more, instead of a story about random street crime in major cities (something all too frequent), white racial anxiety is used as the connective tissue tying these disparate and unrelated events together. As Sowell observes, "What the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress is that the hoodlum elements in many ghettos launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places.” Apparently, in the conservative imagination there is a nationwide plot and a scheme to silence white pain and anger as they are made the targets of systematic, brutal, anti-white racism.

The Conservative media’s race war narrative falls apart when one encounters the facts. In an effort to stir up white anxiety, these stories ignore that violent crime in the United States has been declining for decades. Oftentimes, these mob attacks are either random street crimes or actually a byproduct of long standing feuds between the participants and victims. And looking to context, most crime in the United States is intra-racial and committed by family members, friends, and associates. And one cannot generalize from aggregate crime statistics down to the probability that a given person will commit a criminal act.

Nevertheless, the conservative media keeps up the drumbeat of alleged black on white crime.

History matters. The conservative media’s suggestion that the country is in the midst of an anti-white race war does not come out of the ether.

While these fears were born in slavery and Emancipation as a means to justify white terrorism against people of color, there are many noteworthy examples in the near past as well.

Up through the first half of the 20th century, The New York Times featured many news items about “giant negroes” who would attack police, any innocent white people nearby, and have to be brought down by overwhelming police violence. In an eerie foreshadowing of the conservative media at present, The New York Times archive also contains stories with headlines such as the following: “Mobs of Blacks Retaliate for Riots”; “Negro Mob Terrorizing the Citizens of Jacksonville”; “Negro Mob in South Shouts for Lynching”; and “Negro Mob Killed Sheriff.”

Stories about black mob behavior were also common during the 1960s. And of course, American popular culture during the Reagan era featured a recurring motif of white vigilantes such as Charles Bronson and Dirty Harry who protected “normal” white society from black gang violence and “wilding” teens.

The conservative media’s pandering to fears of black violence is a sophisticated effort. The race war must be brought home to predominantly white areas. Places like Iowa and Wisconsin do not have large populations of black people; but in the conservative media, this is no protection from the race war apparently being waged against white Americans. The Daily Caller and other conservative websites repeatedly featured coverage of what was labeled as “beat whitey night” a state fair in Iowa. The conservative media doubled down on their “white folks imperiled even in Red State rural America” meme by giving extensive coverage to how white people were ambushed and beaten at a similar event in Wisconsin.

All of these news items are part of an effort to craft a dramatic, exaggerated story that plays on racial fears, and channels many of the themes common to Right-wing identity politics in the aftermath of the Civil Rights era. Crime; black violence; a fear of black young people; and an emphasis on cities and urban areas (and the people who live there) as embodying everything wrong with America, have mobilized Republican voters and right leaning Independents since (at least) Richard Nixon’s appeals to “the silent majority.”

The visual of rampaging black hordes that set upon white people is potent. It channels the iconic images of burning cities and urban rebellions. The idea of being overrun by black and brown people fueled white flight from America’s central cities, helped give rise to segregated suburbs, and now drives the growth of gated and racially exclusive private communities. The right wing media’s narrative of a race war by blacks against whites is part of a larger political imagination that fears the Other—be it immigrants, people of color, or any other designated group that is viewed as a toxic poison in the white (conservative) body politic.

Who are the Real Victims of Racial Violence in America?

In all, the conservative media’s effort to paint a picture where white people are uniquely under threat by black hate crimes and mob action is a gross misrepresentation of the realities of racial violence in the United States.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported that since the election of Barack Obama, the number of white hate groups in the United States has continued to grow over the last decade.

These groups and individuals are not idle. In fact, whites have recently killed people of color in racially motivated shooting sprees; plots such as the planned Martin Luther King Junior Day bombingby a neo-Nazi in Spokane, Washington have been uncovered by federal authorities; other white hate groups have been recently indicted for planning acts of domestic terrorism against people of color.

While the conservative media tries to create panic about a race war in which blacks attack whites, history reveals that the opposite dynamic has been the norm. White mob violence against racial minorities (from the lynching tree, to sundown towns, and racial pogroms in places such as Tulsa, Chicago, and St. Louis) was common during the 19th and 20th centuries, and one of the ways that the boundaries of (white) American citizenship were drawn and enforced.

A Conservative “Colorblind” Dream World

Conservatives have convinced themselves that racism is a thing of the past. Moreover, they believe that American society is truly a level playing field, and that white racism is not an impediment to success for people of color.

The facts are not kind to this version of reality: African Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to be unemployed during the Great Recession; the wealth gap between blacks and whites has continued to grow, with the latter have two dollars in wealth for every 10 cents owned by African Americans; blacks are given harsher sentences than whites when charged with the same crime; there is evidence of persistent discrimination in the labor market against people of color; and the United States remains segregated, with its schools being as racially divided as they were in the 1960s.

Racially resentful conservatives ignore and deny this reality. For them, the central struggle of the 21st century is to ensure equal rights for white people. To further this dream world of white oppression, conservative elites and opinion leaders have completed a masterful transformation and inversion of language and logic.

In an Orwellian turn, nonsense words such as “playing the race card” (where does one get this card?) and “reverse-racism” (if racism is “reversed” then does it exist?) have been introduced into the American vocabulary. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the Right has successfully convinced a large segment of the public that racism is a thing of the past (and which for all intents and purposes) has been eliminated as a meaningful variable in American social, cultural, and political life. For example, a recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute reported that 44 percent of respondents believed that racism against white people was as big a social problem as that suffered by people of color. A significantly higher percentage of Republicans, Tea Party supporters, and Christian Evangelicals held this view.

There remains a consistent gap in the white public’s willingness to acknowledge the persistence and impact of racism in the United States: during the 1960s when Jim and Jane Crow were still lived realities, a majority of white Americans believed that the life chances of black and white people were roughly equal—a similar pattern continues into the present.

This is the beating heart and ultimate goal of the conservative dream world: an alternate reality has been created where racism only exists when white people are the “victims.” The race war trope is a fulfillment of this vision on a grand scale. These stories garner attention, and thus generate revenue for the conservative media. They also play on white anxieties about changing racial demographics and the “browning” of America.

A moral panic about roving bands of black people who are intent on attacking white folks also does practical political work. White racial anxiety, fear, and racial hostility are variables that could potentially mobilize some voters to move away from the Democratic Party and towards the GOP.

In keeping with the Right wing’s Culture War strategy, the conservative media’s fixation on young people of color running ramshackle over polite white society is also a way of portraying the black community as both uniquely pathological, and as possessing “bad culture.” African American parents are implicitly indicted for allowing this behavior to occur; black leadership is smeared as ineffective and incompetent for failing to intervene; African American activists are branded as hypocrites for their supposed silence when whites are the victims of black “hate crimes”; white liberals and progressives are tarred for enabling criminal behavior by people of color.

Who will Protect the White People?

The conservative media is playing with the highly combustible elements of race, violence, and white fear in order to further a narrow, dishonest, and petty political agenda. A narrative of white victimhood at the hands of black mobs begs and demands a response. If white people are really the victims of blacks in a race war, then they are going to need “defenders” and “heroes.”

The race war narrative gives support to the expansion of police power and the surveillance society. This includes more funding for police, and Draconian policies such as racial profiling and “stop and frisk.” Given the militarization of local police departments, and the aggressive tactics they deploy in urban communities, against the poor, and people of color, protecting white people against racial violence is a pretext for police brutality.

The victimization of white people in this fictitious race war also legitimates concealed carry laws, as well as the dangerous and unpredictable “Stand Your Ground” statutes which led to the shooting death of an unarmed teenager named Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed block watch vigilante.

The conservative white racial imagination that embraces fantasies of white suffering at the hands of black brigands, thugs, and mobs, is also a party to the race war fantasies of the notorious Turner Diaries—what is a bible of sorts for the white nationalist militia movement. These fantasies of white law and order, white victimhood, and the need to “defend” white people against “rampaging hordes” of blacks are also shared by the Ku Klux Klan, the largest and most dangerous terrorist organization in American history.

Such a comparison will quite likely enrage the conservative media, and those others who buy into a narrative of white victimhood at the hands of black people. Despite their objections, the fiery and toxic narratives of black mobs rampaging and killing white people in a frenzy of wanton violence do in fact swim in the same racist waters as the Ku Klux Klan and other white nationalist organizations. The conservative media should own that fact instead of running away from it, hiding behind the twin guise of “colorblindness” and white grievance politics. The honesty would be refreshing.

45 comments:

CNu said...

Kansas City's black mayor imposed a curfew on ni-ni's (no education, no job, no prospects) - shortly after he was shot and his security detail pushed him to the ground for cover. As a black attorney, I'm convinced that Mayor James MUST BE one of these scandalous anti-black black racists actively participating and facilitating the race war.

CNu said...

Now if only the mayor can get his own son to sober up and stop routinely slapping white wimmin....,

Abstentus said...

These wing nuts wanna party like it's 1859.

chaunceydevega said...

@Cnu. You know my position on the ign't classes. But that ain't no "race war"--frankly the mouth breathing element in white society is much more dangerous than the ign' classes of blacks when it comes to being able to organize effectively in such matters. Our "race war" is a Hobbesian state of one against all...in the black community.

There was a report written by the mayor's office in KC about "flash mobs" and black youth that is worthy tracking down.

@abstentus--fire eaters all of them.

Brotha Wolf said...

And yet, this is the kind of treat that white people love to look for to justify their fears and hatred of black people. Not only that, they use these kinds of "news" stories to make white victimhood more significant that black victimhood.

This is why I focus on the media, news media in particular, black people seem to matter if they engage in bad or criminal behavior, and newsrooms have a field day if those victims are white for obvious reasons.

To be honest it makes me sick. The news media and the conservative right want the "Birth of a Nation" horror flick atmosphere to continue to have an excuse to hate the entire black community. It's pathetic really.

SMDH

Anonymous said...

Oftentimes, these mob attacks are either random street crimes or actually a byproduct of long standing feuds between the participants and victims.

Proof? Note you have none.

Anonymous said...

"All of these news items are part of an effort to craft a dramatic, exaggerated story that plays on racial fears,"

Lets seeeeeeeee, black on white crime is much, much, higher than white on black crime. In fact, black on white crime is increasing while white on black crime is decreasing. FBI and state crime stats prove this is true.

Something tells me if these where white mobs attacking innocent black folk you feel different.

Exaggerated? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

Re Anon above:

Behold Exhibit A in support of CD's thesis.

CNu said...

But that ain't no "race war"--frankly the mouth breathing element in white society is much more dangerous than the ign' classes of blacks when it comes to being able to organize effectively in such matters. Our "race war" is a Hobbesian state of one against all...in the black community.

The fact that ignant parasites are incapable of organizing makes them no less a nuisance to orderly, civil, and well-behaved society.

It's long overdue time for death squads to simply and decisively clear out these uselessly eating vermin.

CNu said...

Oftentimes, these mob attacks are either random street crimes or actually a byproduct of long standing feuds between the participants and victims.

Who cares? Kill'em.

fred c said...

Oh, we're bringing out the best in people now. Thanks, Brotha Wolf, for keeping a cool head.

chaunceydevega said...

@Anon. Check out some earlier posts on the black crime meme. Better yet, read the book negrophobia.

@Cnu. Death squads? You had some strong coffee today didn't you? Working outside and got a touch of heat stroke? That is some over the top ridiculous hyperbole.

@Fred. Patient and reasonable.

CNu said...

That is some over the top ridiculous hyperbole.

No it's not.

I witness the scourge of ni-nis every.single.working.day - starting at 6:00am on the bus, and ending at 6:00pm on the bus.

I'm in and out of schools many days, and witness it directly there as well. From disrespect to teachers and students, to disrespect to the equipment, facilities, and grounds.

I watch it up and down Prospect, Troost, Independence, and a host of other collapsarian blvds.

No education, no jobs, no prospects - and that condition is not going to change. May as well get the death squads going and save productively engaged folks the headache, nuisance and expense.

Anonymous said...

@CD
"Cnu. Death squads?"

You sound surprised.

Anonymous said...

My mentor has lectured and written on these issues...I our last session he spoke of these issues and others..

http://www.voxunion.com/interactive-negrophobia/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2010/12/12/the-crime-of-reporting-crime/

BTW CD I saw your post about Mr. Thrasher it was a cheap shot since we are not his students nor like your students is he responsible for our opinions...

fred c said...

Just more race-baiting mischief, whatever the stat fans say. What I cannot forget is that we're talking about children here, our children.

If they are unmotivated, destructive, annoying and sometimes violent, the fact remains that they are our children, and all of us, undifferentiated.

There are older hooligans, but the senior crowd is more likely economically motivated. I generally view economic crime as a mere peccadillo, unless it becomes unnecessarily violent. Economic crime is usually a function of options, and any man's options are a subjective thing.

Any talk of "Race War," that's the mischief part. There is none, not on the Black side anyway.

Brotha Wolf said...

I always say that the only ones who truly want a "race war" are the ones who talk about an impending one because of any news report pertaining to a black-on-white attack as if it was racially motivated.

The problem is that most of such attacks are not based on racial supremacy as they are motivated by opportunity rooted in desperation. Nevertheless, singular isolated incidents are just enough for some people to "prove" that young black thug swarms are out to attack "innocent" white people.

And it's always white people who are the "innocent" ones in such narratives. I don't hear the same word applied to blacks if they were victims of so-called "black crime".

I put black crime in quotations because it is most often used and noted as opposed to white crime. Most often we don't hear the words "white" and "crime" together unless you insert the word "collar" between them.

I'm not excusing any attack on anyone, but to count such incidents mentioned in this excellently written post as proof of the "savage black nature to destroy civilized whites" is bogus. It's not surprising that the same error is applied to the entire white community when they engage in criminal behavior even against PoC. That is a part of white privilege.

The main thing is that only those people responsible should be held accountable and not the entire group. Black people are not a monolithic entity like the Borg from Star Trek.

Brotha Wolf said...

As far as my first comment goes, it's not just white people only that do this. Their PoC allies also join in on the demonization of the black community, particularly the black youth.

It's sad that almost all of what we hear pertaining to black youth is about crime (and sports). Recent studies have shown that this can have a damaging effect on black youth when watch, read and listen to this kind of "information". If society continues to expect black youth to act like lawless, violent deviants, then why should it be shocked if they hear about such youth? In most cases this is what they want to hear to find a scapegoat to blame for most of society's failures.

Most black youth are not thugs and gangsters. I know because I work with them. They are young human beings who try to live life as best as they can in a society that practically hates them. Most of them are not into the lifestyle of violence and crime, and most of those that do engage in that activity because they have no opportunities. They commit certain crimes in order to survive in an uncivilized nation that has yet to own up to its own pathologies.

I'm sorry for rambling, but this subject is one of that gets to me. People will take in such stories to justify their fear and hatred towards an entire group. That in itself should prove that we are nowhere near being a post-racial society.

CNu said...

If they are unmotivated, destructive, annoying and sometimes violent, the fact remains that they are our children, and all of us, undifferentiated.

Hogwash...,

The people responsible for spawning this multigenerational cohort of "children" devoid of parenting, training, care and preparation - needs to be trotted out FIRST in a series of kinetic teaching moments.

Anonymous said...

"The people responsible for spawning this multigenerational cohort of "children" devoid of parenting, training, care and preparation - needs to be trotted out FIRST in a series of kinetic teaching moments."

And, you know, this can't be called a racist sentiment because it issues from a black person. Well, ostensibly. On the Internet you never know. Is that you, David Duke?

fred c said...

Or maybe the "people responsible" should be given the means to live dignified lives, and helped to get over the deprivation that they have already suffered, and the lack of a decent education. That would put the kids in a stable environment where their needs could be better addressed. While we're engaging in wish-fulfillment, why not aim a little higher than a good ass kicking?

I am one Pollyanna MF, that's for true, but no one can say that I don't dream big.

And Anon. CNu isn't David Duke, and he's not a racist either. He's just enthusiastic.

Anonymous said...

Fred

Sorry but I am not going to accept your accessment of CNu his is quite depraved..

Bro Wolf nice analysis it echoes my mentor's opinions...BTW not only do whites and other people of color engaged in 'negrophobi' and of course engaged in a lot of crime but the 'nerophobia' is quite real in many black venues my menter contends this is because they are wounded by the oppression and contaminated by white supremacy..

I disagree with my mentor I think some people are just evil.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, fred, but I've got to agree with myself. Anybody, black or white, who thinks that black people are intrinsically depraved is a racist. If the person is black, there is a bitter irony: condemning the people from which he or she emerges. Inverse racism. And in this case, it's extreme, because he suggests extermination of said people. I was being tongue in cheek when I compared him the David Duke. My apologies to Mr. Duke. I don't know much about him, but His more recent writings have some admirable qualities. Maybe I should have said Custer or Hitler or some other exterminationist.

Anonymous said...

"Or maybe the "people responsible" should be given the means to live dignified lives, and helped to get over the deprivation that they have already suffered, and the lack of a decent education. That would put the kids in a stable environment where their needs could be better addressed."

And don't forget these kids (and adults) have been under attack by the US Dept. of Injustice for generations. Criminalized and institutionalized out of all proportion to the rest of the population. Most recently there was that vast psychological operation called gangster rap. Stopping government persecution and insidious manipulation of public opinion would go a long way towards resolving the problem. Gangster Rap! Look how it has even influenced the intellectuals of this hip hop generation.

CNu said...

And, you know, this can't be called a racist sentiment because it issues from a black person.

If it doesn't apply to you, why are first in line to own it?

lol, scant few things as satisfying in life as throwing that sharp edged rock into a pack of dogs and hearing the hurt and indignant yelp of the one that got hit....,

Or maybe the "people responsible" should be given the means to live dignified lives, and helped to get over the deprivation that they have already suffered, and the lack of a decent education.

Given?!?!?!?!

Buckets of money and resources have been rained down upon the denizens of Kansas City's 3rd and 5th districts for twenty years now with N.O.T.H.I.N.G to show for it in terms of educational, vocational, and societal achievement - matter fact - this killer ape cohort has earned the city the notorious sobriquet "killa city"!!!

No Fred, what now needs to be "given" is a series of well organized, short, sharp, kinetic teaching moments for those intractably wedded to lives devoid of value.

Enough unproductive "giving" already....,

Anonymous said...

"If it doesn't apply to you, why are first in line to own it?"

Your category errors never cease.

Anonymous said...

"No Fred, what now needs to be "given" is a series of well organized, short, sharp, kinetic teaching moments for those intractably wedded to lives devoid of value."

He/she/it is not interested in solving problems, or even discussing them in any serious way. It's all personal attacks and demands for punishment of the black underclass. It's just hate, pure and simple. Well, not simple. A convoluted twisted kind.

Anonymous said...

CNu is a backward thinker notice how he is quick to recommend treatment classes not for those who have created failed social and economic systems but he wants to indoctrinate the victims of the ruling class's clusterfucks..

CNu claims buckets money has rained on the poor of KC yet as usual his Black apologist blind spot ignores the barriers of dollars given to this entitled bandwidth..WTF

chaunceydevega said...

@anonwhowontcomeupwithaname

"BTW CD I saw your post about Mr. Thrasher it was a cheap shot since we are not his students nor like your students is he responsible for our opinions..."

You mention him with every breath. Therefore, it is a fair assumption (and suggestion) that he needs to give you more guidance.

What power does he have over you? Learn to stand on your own two feet as your referencing "my mentor" sounds like a cult or some type of Sophistry.

Anonymous said...

CD,

As expected a defensive post from you whenever one dares to object to your singluar views...Funny how you are now counting my beaths more of interest is how you assume that my thoughts only vomit out the comments of Mr. Thrasher reads like some envy going own in your classroom..

Actually your retort does not defeat my comments really what your reply has done for me is to confirm my views are mine and apparently hit a soft spot with you especially in regard to this issue which Mr. Thrasher has no only lectured about many mmons ago but really is not a newsflash..

Apparently you travel often in the slow lane bottom line the insights Mr. Thrasher provides us blows away your tired rants...Catch Up CD

Here is a tip for you Mr. Thrasher last week discussed the influence of our military in the local affairs of law enforcement operations...You should get your head out of envious ass and read his commentary on 'Drone Alert"..

Tee Hee..

CNu said...

lol...,

Here's a tip for you, Thrasher's inflatable cabin boy.

Local popo wouldn't a waste a beginner drone on you trifling jiggaboos, not when it would be simpler, less expensive, and far more devastating for them to simply usurp control of the webcam on Thrasher's mama's PC, (you know, down there in her basement where you "two" cohabit) and catch the two of you inflagrante delicto with your mouth on Mr. Thrasher's.....,

Anonymous said...

CNu

I will make sure the next time I speak with Mr.Thrasher I will let him know how you feel about amputees( he is a volunteer at our hospital)...

Some of us are adults but not all of us so forgive me if I reject your visual for my peers..

You are a twisted person your rage is tragic I hope you are not around children...WTF

makheru bradley said...

Blacks are attacking--each other.

http://www.wsfa.com/story/18749624/3-dead-3-wounded-in-auburn-shooting-manhunt-under-way

This fool in Selma killed 9-year-old twins and a 73-year-old white man.

http://www.wsfa.com/story/18745278/triple-homicide-suspect-captured-in-selma

Bruto Alto said...

Really! I read the comments and lose hope for the black intellect. Really are we fighting each other over B.S. Each of you guys are grown adults. I don't care if your views conflict, I just want to hear smart, well put comments from "college" people. Not "D" sucking and insults. CNu I'm sad that your fear of young black people is so strong. I guess I'm lucky cause I'm a "big guy" but don't let that fear keep you from telling those same young people they are kings and queens and to live up to it. (While on the bus though)

CNu said...

Bro. Alto - I'm not afraid for myself, and never have been.

I'm not captain save-a-ho either - and don't have a "kings and queens" inspirational message to offer some one else's parentally neglected spawn.

What I have to offer instead, is a very simple and direct "cut it out, or else", and or else is a trip to the emergency room or the morgue.

Anonymous said...

"I'm not afraid for myself, and never have been."

How noble. I couldn't care less who you're afraid for. It's still fear.

CNu said...

lol...,

okeh jiggaboo - step to me sometime with some uncouth foolishness imagining that that look of disgust you see on my face is fearful, rather than one click away from the shocking violence it actually portends.

D. said...

Not "D" sucking and insults.

Oh, your words wound me! I study biology, life, death, disease. On social studies and art I am a neophyte. I come here to learn, like everyone else.

I merely have a problem with the ad hominem, Appeal to motive, Appeal to spite, Appeal to novelty, Appeal to accomplishment, and other logical fallacies Thrasher's protege has committed that I simply can't remember at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Hate. Fear. It's two sides of the same coin. As you well know.

CNu said...

lol, tell yourself whatever makes you happiest anonyboo.

remember though, that on the exceedingly rare occasion when a roach blunders into my environment, I fearlessly crush the life out of it.

the difference between a roach and somebody else's uncouth spawn, is that the roach never meant any harm - while by definition - an uncouth bastich is typically filled to overflowing with ill intentions.

Anonymous said...

That they are.

Brotha Wolf said...

I'm sorry. I noticed I missed a word in one of my paragraphs. It should've said:

I'm not excusing any attack on anyone, but to count such incidents mentioned in this excellently written post as proof of the "savage black nature to destroy civilized whites" is bogus. It's not surprising that the same error is (not) applied to the entire white community when they engage in criminal behavior even against PoC. That is a part of white privilege.

Bruto alto said...

CD
Violence is still not really an answer. You could be "the" positive adult male. Most Black youths would follow a real leader. Now I ask are you being a leader or adding to the problem? I am Hip Hop, I am urban and, I am Black. I'm also a home owner, a college student, and ghetto. I remember being home alone (getting in trouble with the law cause I just could) while my mother worked two jobs to keep a roof over my head and food on the table. Dressing like GraveDiggers and Wu-tang(rap groups from the 90's) Trying to prove my manhood like every other black male in my area.
The point is an adult role model took me from being lost and unguided to where I am now. I try to do that for someone else in hope I could keep the cycle going.

Cory said...

More liberal bs. Negroids are violently attacking whites on a daily basis. Shoot the animals.

James said...

Many thanks for this enlightening post. I drifted here from various articles detailing the "knockout" phenomenon and this provided a nice, well-structured counterbalance to some of the more toxic, knee-jerk hysterics I was getting elsewhere. This is an interesting blog and I will definitely visit again. Best to you.