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A Censored Race War? (Thomas Sowell)
Creators Syndicate ^ | May 15, 2012 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 05/14/2012 8:55:30 AM PDT by jazusamo

When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might seem to have been news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn't.

"The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have tried to sweep it under the rug.

Similar episodes of unprovoked violence by young black gangs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls or in other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles and other places across the country. Both the authorities and the media tend to try to sweep these episodes under the rug as well.

In Milwaukee, for example, an attack on whites at a public park a few years ago left many of the victims battered to the ground and bloody. But, when the police arrived on the scene, it became clear that the authorities wanted to keep this quiet.

One 22-year-old woman, who had been robbed of her cell phone and debit card, and had blood streaming down her face said: "About 20 of us stayed to give statements and make sure everyone was accounted for. The police wouldn't listen to us, they wouldn't take our names or statements. They told us to leave. It was completely infuriating."

The police chief seemed determined to head off any suggestion that this was a racially motivated attack by saying that crime is colorblind. Other officials elsewhere have said similar things.

A wave of such attacks in Chicago were reported, but not the race of the attackers or victims. Media outlets that do not report the race of people committing crimes nevertheless report racial disparities in imprisonment and write heated editorials blaming the criminal justice system.

What the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress is that the hoodlum elements in many ghettoes launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places. If there is anything worse than a one-sided race war, it is a two-sided race war, especially when one of the races outnumbers the other several times over.

It may be understandable that some people want to head off such a catastrophe, either by not reporting the attacks in this race war, or not identifying the race of those attacking, or by insisting that the attacks were not racially motivated — even when the attackers themselves voice anti-white invective as they laugh at their bleeding victims.

Trying to keep the lid on is understandable. But a lot of pressure can build up under that lid. If and when that pressure leads to an explosion of white backlash, things could be a lot worse than if the truth had come out earlier, and steps taken by both black and white leaders to deal with the hoodlums and with those who inflame the hoodlums.

These latter would include not only race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson but also lesser known people in the media, in educational institutions and elsewhere who hype grievances and make all the problems of blacks the fault of whites. Some of these people may think that they are doing a favor to blacks. But it is no favor to anyone who lags behind to turn their energies from the task of improving and advancing themselves to the task of lashing out at others.

These others extend beyond whites. Asian American school children in New York and Philadelphia have for years been beaten up by their black classmates. But people in the mainstream media who go ballistic if some kid says something unkind on the Internet about a homosexual classmate nevertheless hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil when Asian American youngsters are beaten up by their black classmates.

Those who automatically say that the social pathology of the ghetto is due to poverty, discrimination and the like cannot explain why such pathology was far less prevalent in the 1950s, when poverty and discrimination were worse. But there were not nearly as many grievance mongers and race hustlers then.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News
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To: jazusamo
If and when that pressure leads to an explosion of white backlash,

That explosion will likely be hot lead leaving the ends of barrels at over 1,000 FPS.

41 posted on 05/14/2012 10:11:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: cyclotic
the Baltimore Daily Democratic Newsletter, otherwise known as the Sun,

Did you see that self-congratulatory Sunday edition celebrating their 175-year history? They ran a chart of all their presidential endorsements throughout the years, and their picks were elected only 1/3 of the time or less. Even a dart board would have been right 50% of the time. LOL!!

The only reason I read it is the senior citizen weekend discount, the grocery store ads and the 5-way Sudoku on Sunday.

42 posted on 05/14/2012 10:14:22 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Candor7

Cops know that it is a career ending move to investigate certain crimes. Not to mention it could end with the officers in jail for racism.

43 posted on 05/14/2012 10:20:54 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: BwanaNdege


44 posted on 05/14/2012 10:21:14 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Little Ray

So True!

45 posted on 05/14/2012 10:28:15 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: jazusamo

The media complained we the US censored them in previous wars. So now they voluntarily comply with the enemy!

46 posted on 05/14/2012 10:35:12 AM PDT by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: skeeter

Until they start taking casualties BECAUSE of the uniform. When faced with killing for their Fascist masters or being killed, along with their families, for attempting to enforce totalitarian rule I suspect a lot of them will burn their uniforms and fail to show up for work.

47 posted on 05/14/2012 10:39:28 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: FreedomPoster

How many of these people are on welfare or raised in welfare families with one parent? I am sure there are other races that have equally as many unhealthy and inbred members of their race, however, some of our inner city government housed and paid members of this race do exemplify the problems and cost we as a nation meet because of their culture...prolonged by their leaders who make their livings off this sorry product of liberalism with shakedowns of our houses of finance and our spineless Congress. Sharpton and Jackson are pros at extortion.

48 posted on 05/14/2012 10:42:58 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: Beagle8U

You can’t beat the clarity of this scholar. This is why people like Dr. Sowell are persecuted by the Left in our Universities. The Leftist’s isms fall in the face of truth.

49 posted on 05/14/2012 10:55:00 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: jazusamo
" ... it is no favor to anyone who lags behind to turn their energies from the task of improving and advancing themselves to the task of lashing out at others."

Such a simple, common-sense fact of life, apparently lost to about half the country at this point in time.

50 posted on 05/14/2012 11:04:53 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: self

ping to lurkers.

51 posted on 05/14/2012 11:09:38 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: crosshairs

Very true. We handle this with kid gloves, sweep the incidents under the rug, don’t mention the races involved, because heaven forbid blacks should look bad or feel insulted! We walk on eggshells to avoid offending, turn the other cheek over and over again, and they still call us evil, vicious, hateful blue-eyed devils, racists, etc. We might as well start fighting back. What do we have to lose?

52 posted on 05/14/2012 11:10:01 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: jazusamo

The media complained we the US censored them in previous wars. So now they voluntarily comply with the enemy!

53 posted on 05/14/2012 11:17:05 AM PDT by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: Beagle8U
Could an articleone author's entire body of work be more 100% correct, I doubt it!

Fixed it for you.

54 posted on 05/14/2012 11:19:50 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

55 posted on 05/14/2012 11:22:43 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: jazusamo


56 posted on 05/14/2012 11:25:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: econjack

Remember their storyline? You can’t have consequences, that’s racist! It’s lead to disproportional representation of blacks in the prison population.

57 posted on 05/14/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: Nea Wood
Suppressing the information or sweeping it under the rug is like plugging the pressure relief valve on a water heater.

Keep adding the pressure and the result isn't pretty. The same analogy can be made with pressure cookers, steam boilers, tires, air tanks, clogged gun barrels and racial and religious situations.

The media, the race hustlers, and Obama have been adding to the pressure while keeping the relief valves plugged. The best example was Obama's Trayvon could be my son comment that wasn't accompanied with an all sides need to cool it and let the authorities figure this out. Obama and the left want the chaos. They want the death and destruction. They are evil.

58 posted on 05/14/2012 12:14:20 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Enten
is that when the color of the perp is not reported, you will suspect that the perp is black.

Here on the East Coast we have much the same thing. Additionally, when it comes to sexual assault / harrassment / random sex crime .... The perp is always named.

However, if the name, or (especially) the sex of the victim is not mentioned, then the accused is almost always gay.

59 posted on 05/14/2012 12:25:50 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Uncle Ike

Sorry - O’Zero can’t claim credit for starting, or defining, the scourge of Political Correctness>>>>>>>>>>>

I did not say that Barrack Obama “founded “ political correctness. Why put words in my mouth?

Obama has set the standard for the current dysfunction of law enforcement and media reporting in relation race based violence against white people and other minorities such as Asians,involving political correctness as an institutional mechanism.

The LAW and the Rights of Due Process should govern the standard, not a measure of political correctness. Obama has increased the role of PC policy standards which allow the non enforcement of the law and the violation of due process based on his version of political correctness standards, as would an absolute monarch. Look no further that Holders refusal to procecute the New Black Panthers for election / voting poll violations.Then there is the refusal to even USE terms defined by federal law immigration law, such as “illegal alien.”

Again, I did not say Obama founded political correctness. Why would you spin that, was it a misread, or are you being a Freeper poseur, not the Uncle Mike I know.

The behaviour of police opfficers in this instance was atrocious and worthy of filing a complaint of police abuse with the specific department involved.

60 posted on 05/14/2012 1:03:03 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....
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