What’s missing from this CNN piece on the black flash mob problem?

Posted by: ST on August 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

MediaRead it.  All the way through.

No mention that the perps are usually black and the victims are usually white.

Now, we know how this would have played in the national media out had the perps in these mobs been white and the victims been black.  But because of political correctness and the soft bigotry of low expectations, let’s not talk about it. Let’s ignore it and just blame it on “teens being bored over the summer.”   Ignoring the root of the problems facing poor black communities has worked out SO well over the las several decades, hasn’t it?

Houston, we have a problem here, and it’s going to take more than just local media outlets who are (unlike the national media) brave enough to mention the race of the perps in these incidents to open up a tough but much-needed HONEST national dialogue about the underlying issues facing poor black communities. We sure as heck can’t count on liberal black politicos to do it (Philadelphia Mayor Nutter being an excpetion, of course).

John Bennett wrote an excellent piece at the American Thinker a couple of weeks ago about the emerging epidemic of black flash mobs in America, and how the national media was mostly silent on the race factor – and how, of course, some “black leaders” objected to pinpointing the fact that these are  largely black on white crimes. Make sure to read the whole thing.

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9 Responses to “What’s missing from this CNN piece on the black flash mob problem?”


  1. Carlos says:

    Sure as shootin’ Eric the Blood-Red Holder will be on this any minute now.

    Oh, wait! There’s no such thing as black-on-white violence and/or crime. Sorry, I forgot.

    If one wishes to find the real root of such problems, read Thomas Sowell extensively. He has written several good articles on this exact problem and the underlying causes.

  2. John says:

    Can I be the first to play the trump and call you a racist for pointing out an ugly truth? Pretty please?

  3. Carlos says:

    John, if you’re going to play that game you’ve got to follow the rules, and the first rule is that in cases like this “racist” is spelled “raaacist!” or, as I prefer, “raaaciiiist!”

  4. bill glass says:

    Everybody knows what it is. The media doesn’t need to say it. That there’s continuing media bias ( malpractice ) is certainly obvious and tedious. Just handling it like the crime it is, is enough. Plus, every individual needs to be able to protect themself if it becomes necessary.

  5. Liz says:

    The article and comments posted are VERY GOOD! Thank you….I could not have said it better!

  6. Liz says:

    Oops! I mean great article from American Thinker!

  7. FrankNitti says:


    the above link is to an incident that happened here in Columbia back in June……

    Eight youths from 13 to 19 — seven of them juveniles — were arrested and face serious charges in connection with Strange’s beating.

  8. Great White Rat says:

    open up a tough but much-needed HONEST national dialogue about the underlying issues facing poor black communities.

    At the core, this isn’t about race, it’s about culture. The culture in the poor black communities has been debased for decades. Liberal policies have done what slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, and enforced segregation could not do in the past – they’ve largely destroyed the black family. Look at the illegitimacy rate in the black community – almost 90 per cent in the inner cities. That’s a drastic change from the pre-1960 world, when the black marriage rate was higher than the rate for whites.

    As far back as the 1960s, Pat Moynihan (a Democrat, mind you) saw that the expanding list of entitlements would wreak havoc on the black families (for which he was called a raaaaacist, of course). That’s important because the home is the training ground for everyone. Single-parent homes have a disproportionate share of crime, delinqeuncy, and poor education. Once you make that the norm, the old ideas about working hard and learning to get ahead, understanding the rights and property of others, and respecting the law go out the window. What we’re seeing here is exactly what liberals targeted for the black community. What we’re seeing isn’t because the thugs are black – the same thing would happen to any group that was so targeted.

    By the way, Michael Nutter isn’t a great mayor – he’s still a liberal Democrat, which is required if you’re going to be mayor of Philadelphia – but he’s a huge improvement over his openly racist and corrupt predecessor. On this issue, Nutter is exactly right and should be applauded for a courageous stand. It’s going to be a long and difficult road back, and he’s identified part of the problem. Now we will see if he can walk the walk as well as he talks the talk.

  9. Ethan says:

    I’m proud to say that down here in Mississippi we don’t have any violent black/white problems. No flash mobs have been seen anywhere down here. Hmmm, gives rise to some thought….