Skip to comments.What's Up With the 'Scary Black People' Narrative?
Posted on 06/02/2011 6:07:22 AM PDT by flowerplough
Salon's Alex Pareene has noticed that ever since Matt Drudge latched onto the made-up story of Ashley Todd (the McCain supporter who claimed she was attacked by a black Obama supporter), the Drudge Report creator seems to have a new fixation: making whites terrified of blacks by providing a platform for stories about "scary black people," from kids fighting on buses to participants in "urban melees." Meanwhile, similar crimes by white kids (and nonurban melees) mysteriously get skipped over.
Pareene is adamant that this is intentional and political. We agree and would add that it's also probably quite effective. So brace yourself for even more stoking of racial fears...
Read some excerpts here:
... Since Obama actually took office, though, Drudge has seriously stepped up his "scary black people" coverage. There was, in September of 2009, the story he heavily publicized of a kid on a bus in Illinois getting beaten up. A kid on a bus in Illinois getting beaten up is not really national news -- until Drudge makes it so. The fact that the beater was black and the victim white is why Drudge made it national news.
... It all came to a head, as John Cook noted, this Memorial Day weekend when Drudge posted 10 separate headlines -- including the massive, above-the-logo one -- related to violent incidents involving "urban" people at venues like "Black Bike Week" in Miami and "Rib Fest" in Rochester, N.Y. There was an "Urban Melee in Charlotte," for example. Do you know what makes an "urban melee" different from a regular "melee"? It's not that it takes place within the city limits of a major metropolitan area. It's that it involves the world's most obvious code term for "scary black people."
(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...
Typical black people.
When people are “kept” by the government as pets, they begin to act like animals.
I missed “Rib-Fest” again! I’m going to go put it on next year’s calendar right now.
Really! The media searches high and low to find white evildoers...to balance the coverage, don't ya know!
The truth hurts (the liberal agenda).
Errr....The author misses that it was Myrtle Beach. I lived in Myrtle Beach for a while and biker weeks were ALWAYS trouble.
I had a riot out here in the sticks yesterday but nobody showed up.
I believe they are kept more like pets by the likes of Sharpton, Jackson and other like minded so called civil rights leaders.
Even during the worse times of segregation I believe black on black crime was not as prevalent as it is now, also believe the level of education was much higher and respect for the family structure was still intact.
I hear that the black bears are protesting that they weren't invited.
I blame people like Sharpton, Jackson, and Gates for keeping blacks angry.
Yep, I led a solo “melee” in Home Depot last night. I rampaged through the aisles, taking a taped on label off of a ladder to take to the desk. I needed an explanation as to how a ladder 24 feet long (shown in the sketch fully extended to “24’ height”) could have a “23’ Reach”.
Then I “rampaged” back to LADDERS to replace the label. I tried to Tweet for a flash mob, but couldn’t manage to whistle, let alone tweet. “Tooting” only cleared the store.
Sounds like crying over the fact that Drudge is pointing out how violent the black urban culture really is.
Typical false flag from a liberal reporter type.
Don’t talk about the issue - go for moral equivalence. THEY ALL DO IT!!!
(without providing evidence that they do except for ONE girl in Seattle who falsely cliamed an acid attack)
I challenge the writer to find even ONE example of ‘other’ uniform-race flash mob robberies for example.
He won’t EVER acknowledge there *IS* a problem intrinsic to “urban culture”. Just go to one movie at Atlantic Station in Atlanta (a nice part of downtown, BTW) and you’ll know. You’ll know.
I think it is best stated on the website The Thug Report.
“...3. Why do you only show black criminals? If you are asking this, you just picked the wrong day to visit. We post stories and photos of urban crime perps, regardless of race. Plenty of white criminals have had the dishonor of appearing on the site. However, because blacks are far more likely to commit urban crime, they are also far more likely to appear here.
4. Are you against all black people? Absolutely not! The vast majority of those I’ve known are honest, decent, hard working people. By no means do we intend that such people should be sullied by the evil deeds of the few miscreants who appear on this site. In fact, it is they who suffer the most at the hands of the thugs...”
Guess he doesn't watch Law and Order.
I am not seeing stories of white trash rioting and acting ignorant to the extent we have seen young urban blacks doing so in recent years, although I believe it rarely happens.
But to deny what is occurring in public businesses (restaurants, retail stores, convenience stores) when large groups of this demographic gather is to turn a blind eye to a growing problem.
They should start watching the ADT commecials which NEVER show a minority as a perpetrator of any crime. I would never use ADT because apparently their system only works against white criminals. And here in my city about 80% of the crime is committed by minorities.
I need a system that will stop ALL criminals; no matter their color.
Well said and very true.
White Riot - The Clash
White riot - I want a riot
White riot - a riot of my own
White riot - I want a riot
White riot - a riot of my own
Black people got a lot a problems
But they don’t mind throwing a brick
White people go to school
Where they teach you how to be thick
And everybody’s doing
Just what they’re told to
And nobody wants
To go to jail!
All the power’s in the hands
Of people rich enough to buy it
While we walk the street
Too chicken to even try it
Just what they’re told to
To go to jail!
Are you taking over
Or are you taking orders?
Are you going backwards
Or are you going forwards?
Ahh, the target shifts to Matt Drudge. The libbies must want to bring him down, now they’re calling him ‘racist.’ It wouldn’t do to cough up the fact that some black people are acting like animals and make it THEIR problem. No sirree.
And now ‘urban’ and ‘ribs’ are also racist terms? See, takes a lib to really explain stuff to us dummies.
Man, I am sick to death of liberals and their lying, scallawag ways.
Sounds like Gates, Drudge and Zero need to have a beer summit.
So true. All part of the “Great White Defendant” phenomenon that Tom Wolfe wrote about.
I guess it’s easy to be down for the struggle from Harvard, right Henry?
Me, I organized a flash mob to tear off the tags on our mattresses simultaneously.
If it were only angry, they also keep them ignorant and without sense of hope.
The NAACP and other such organizations took umbrage at Bill
Cosby when he dared to bring up the issue, something about their dirty laundry being displayed for all to see.
If this goof was so concerned about the crimes by white kids, then how come they are not reported? Drudge just put together the stories together that were reported by obamamedia outlets. So I guess the barakmedia is all a bunch of racists then.
Liberal logic. bout as fun as a box of tangled shirthangers.
>>>>Meanwhile, similar crimes by white kids (and nonurban melees) mysteriously get skipped over.
Precisely. I notice Jenée Desmond-Harris doesn’t bring any examples of this to the table, she just make the raw unsupported assertion we are supposed to believe. Fat chance.
Meanwhile we have many news reports of black-on-white violence, even with the government and media’s attempts to cover it up (Chicago and Rahm this last weekend).
Lot of commentors at the linked site give this author he11.
If he knows white people commit the same criminal acts, give the examples instead of simply stating it as a “fact” that is unsupported.
Otherwise his comments are written on charmin...
Sure, like the imaginary gang rape by Duke lacrosse players. Certainly no media coverage there.
I must have missed all of those.
This guy needs to read some actual crime statistics.
Gates wants us to ignore reality. If he believes these kinds of behaviors - flash mobs, fighting, shooting, looting convenience stores - are acceptable in American society, he should say so plainly. But it is time for black adults to start acting like adults. People who are chronically whining and dependent do not make good role models for young people.
“I don’t know anything about the case but the white people must have exercised poor judgment”
so where are these groups of crazed white kids causing trouble? surely if this is a normal occurence, they can certainly find the stories...
im from pittsburgh, and when i got home from work last nite, i put on the news on kdka at 6pm. the first five stories were crime related, 4 blacks involved in murder, assault, etc, and one idiot white guy dressed as a ninja.......except for the ninja, this is pretty much the news everyday....
but ,nooooo, let’s not point this out, cause we be racists then...F-me and the horse i rode in on....
I was surprised when I read about the number of cities where these brawls were happening. Drudge was the only source to report on it. The national news media won’t cover it, because they’re afraid of the Gates’s in the World. Again, Gates is simply avoiding reality, and wants the rest of us to do the same.
Racial Violence Has Not Made It Into the Conversation about Race
BY TRACY MILLER
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
September 19th 2008
Sandra Bernhard issued a blistering warning to Sarah Palin during a performance of her new one-woman show.
The Republican V.P. nom would be "gang-raped by my big black brothers" if she enters Manhattan, Bernhard said. Palin is said to be making a campaign stop in New York next week.
"[The gang rape comment] is part of a much larger, nuanced, and yes, provocative (that's what I do) piece from my show about racism, freedom, women's rights and the extreme views of Governor Sarah Palin, a woman who doesn't believe that other women should have the right to choose," Bernhard told the Daily News today.
"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"
WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.
HANNITY: But I'm a reverend
WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?
Lyrics to Ludacris' Obama rap song, "Obama Is Here":
"Hey... I'm back on it
like I just signed my record deal, yeah the best is here
The Bentley Coupe paint is drippin wet, it got sex appeal
Never shoulda hated, you never shoulda doubted him
With a slot in the President's iPod, Obama shouted him
Said I handled my biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer
Better yet put me in office, make me a Vice President
Hillary hated on you so that bitch is irrelevant
Now Jesse talkin slick and apologizin for WHAT~?!
If you said it then you MEANT it how you want it, head or gut
And all you other politicians tryin to hate on my man
Watch us win majority vote in every STATE on my man
You cain't stop what's 'bout to happen, we 'bout to make history
The first black President it's destined and it's meant to be
The threats ain't fazin us, the nooses or the jokes
Get off your ass black people it's time to get out and vote
Paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified
McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and just throw 'em like candy wraps
Cause what you talkin I hear nothin even relevant
And you the worst of all 43 Presidents
Get out and vote, or the end'll be near
And the world is ready for change cause Obama is here
YEAHHH! Cause Obama is here
The world is ready for change cause Obama is here
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Say world is ready for change cause Obama is here
YouTube video: Ludacris - "Obama Is Here":
Mr Gates is insane.
he uses ONE false case, and a few Drudge headlines, to totally mislead any honest discussion of this subject.
how about some honest impartial FACTS, from the FBI ?
...Gates can argue that blacks have been mistreated.
“institutional racism” prevents them from getting the same opportunities. all that and more, and i won’t argue.
but, to deny the bottom line reality, that blacks are much more like to commit (and be victims of!) violent crime, is simply insane. Official police statistics, FBI statistics, etc. make this clear. it is NOT opinion.
(just as it is a simply scientific fact, that Africans have a higher average level of testosterone, and Chinese have the lowest. (and the lowest rate of violent crime).
NOT PC i admit. ...but you can’t make good solutions, by ignoring reality.)
it is about scientifically measured amounts of a hormone that is linked to agression. NOT about skin color !!!
simple scientific reality.
there are MANY other medical conditions, that are based on heredity. to deny this, is insane. would you give black men the SAME level of heart disease treatment, when they need MORE, because they are more vulnerable to it ?
again, if he will concede the basic facts, i would listen to him, about reasons WHY, and possible solutions, to make things better for black Americans.
...but even Jesse Jackson admitted the truth...
in his famous comment about hearing someone behind him...
similarly, we talk about the “achievement gap” in schools. and spend HUGE amounts of money to reduce it.
and, there are many legitimate reasons for this, including a black culture that actually discourages academic excellence. yet, objective tests, show how stubborn it is.
...if instead, we would accept science, we could use that money, to help black students find a career that is truly suited for them.
Thomas Sowell himself, has written about how black students are being set up to fail, by affirmative action pushing them into Universities they are ready for, instead of other schools, where they would do VERY well, and have great careers and great lives.
Thomas Sowell, Walter E Williams, Clarence Thomas, Condeleeza Rice, Col Allen West, and many more, are all intellectual giants compared to me.
...when you discuss averages, you are NOT discussing the extremes of the “Bell Curve” (a book that was condemned, not for being wrong, but for it’s un-PC honesty.).
the book “IQ and the Wealth of Nations”, is also hard to refute. it gives the average IQ of Nations around the world, and shows the effect of IQ.
The Average IQ in China, is HIGHER than the average IQ in the USA. sure, you can say they have a better study ethic, and that is why so many get perfect SAT scores.
But IQ and knowledge from study, are NOT the same thing.
MILLIONS of Chinese are smarter than me. i don’t have a problem with that. The fastest men in the world, are black. i don’t have a problem with that. i accept reality.
...by denying reality, you actually HURT efforts, to truly help ALL Americans, regardless of their race.
we don’t have “affirmative action” programs in sports. why?
and again, people like Thomas Sowell, and Clarence Thomas, are brilliant men, who didn’t need affirmative action,
to be the GREAT men they are.
Gates wants us to IGNORE real crimes, shown by police statistics, BECAUSE of their skin color?
We ALREADY have police, and even schools, that are holding groups of people to a LOWER standard, because of skin color.
In some cases, crimes are deliberately NOT being reported...
...to deliberately reduce the difference in reported crimes by race. instead of ONE standared, for ALL Americans.
this is wrong, on so many levels. and destructive to Society.
Rev. Martin Luther King was a republican, and he was CORRECT. ...we SHOULD be a color blind society.
ALL Americans should be free to go to jail, or SUCCEED,
based on their own efforts and accomplishments.
"The Justice Department originally brought the case against four armed men who witnesses say derided voters with catcalls of "white devil" and "cracker" and told voters they should prepare to be "ruled by the black man." ..."
One poll watcher called police after he reportedly saw one of the men brandishing a nightstick to threaten voters.
As I walked up, they closed ranks, next to each other, the witness told Fox News at the time. So I walked directly in between them, went inside and found the poll watchers. They said theyd been here for about an hour. And they told us not to come outside because a black man is going to win this election no matter what.
He said the man with a nightstick told him, Were tired of white supremacy, and he starts tapping the nightstick in his hand. At which point I said, OK, were not going to get in a fistfight right here, and I called the police....
"Security" patrols stationed at polling places in Philly:
Black Panthers intimidate voters in Philadelphia with night stick:
Black Liberation Theology as taught by the reverend wright in zero’s church in action.
I thought I was the only one who ever posted that here!
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