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Are Race Riots News? (Thomas Sowell)
Creatots Syndicate ^ | July 17, 2012 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 07/16/2012 9:09:45 AM PDT by jazusamo

When I first saw a book with the title, "White Girl Bleed A Lot" by Colin Flaherty, I instantly knew what it was about, even though I had not seen the book reviewed anywhere, and knew nothing about the author.

That is because I had encountered that phrase before, while doing research for the four new chapters on intellectuals and race that I added to the revised edition of my own book, "Intellectuals and Society," published this year.

That phrase was spoken by a member of a mob of young blacks who attacked whites at random at a Fourth of July celebration in Milwaukee last year. What I was appalled to learn, in the course of my research, was that such race riots have occurred in other cities across the United States in recent years — and that the national mainstream media usually ignore these riots.

Where the violence is too widespread and too widely known locally to be ignored, both the local media and public officials often describe what happened as unspecified "young people" attacking unspecified victims for unspecified reasons. But videos of the attacks often reveal both the racial nature of these attacks and the racial hostility expressed by the attackers.

Are race riots not news?

Ignoring racial violence only guarantees that it will get worse. The Chicago Tribune has publicly rationalized its filtering out of any racial identification of attackers and their victims, even though the media do not hesitate to mention race when decrying statistical disparities in arrest or imprisonment rates.

Such mob attacks have become so frequent in Chicago that officials promoting conventions there have recently complained to the mayor that the city is going to lose business if such widespread violence is not brought under control.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; amish; blackonwhite; holder; obama; racehustlers; raceriots; racism; sowell; thomassowell
Al Sharpton came to mind before reading his name at the end of Dr. Sowell's column.
1 posted on 07/16/2012 9:10:02 AM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 07/16/2012 9:14:02 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Caucasian hemophiliacs?


3 posted on 07/16/2012 9:15:52 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: jazusamo

Yup, Sharpton, Jackson, Wright...the list goes on of race hustlers living well at the expense of peace in our communities.

I’m certain a ping is coming jaz, and thanks for that. I just happened to be here before you had the chance to ping the lot of us.


4 posted on 07/16/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

The Cincinnati riots of April 2001 were almost completely ignored by the old media, though they were well covered here. We even had Freepers on live threads posting transcriptions of police radio traffic.

Those events were quickly forgotten due to 9/11.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 9:23:14 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: rockinqsranch

Amen to those race hustlers living high on the hog due to the pain of others.

You were almost IBTP:)


6 posted on 07/16/2012 9:23:38 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: FreedomPoster

I remember hearing about it on the media downriver in Louisville, KY. Remember Cincy neighborhood.......”Over the Rhine”.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 9:29:41 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: jazusamo
If there is a second Obama term, just wait for what will be coming next and whites who fight back will be crushed by the Federal government.
8 posted on 07/16/2012 9:29:47 AM PDT by Truth29
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9 posted on 07/16/2012 9:33:40 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Truth29

“whites who fight back will be crushed by the Federal government.”

Crackers are the new “Juden”, and it sucks to be white in the chocolate Reich.

But, like in the Warsaw ghetto, these new Juden shoot back.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 9:36:47 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: FreedomPoster
My daughter teaches at the University of Cincinnati. Gorgeous campus with 1840's era architecture surrounded by ugly high-rise concrete parking garages. Everything is nice inside the ring, but get even a little way outside them and watch out!

I heard the design was intentional to protect the campus from the surrounding town. Didn't really believe it when we drove in there in June to attend an event there, but certainly believed it when I made a wrong turn going out and took a back route to the interstate. We didn't make eye contact with anyone or look back, just followed my country boy sense of direction and headed north based on the setting sun to my left. After a couple of miles, the surrounding area noticeably improved and I took one of the side street pointing us toward the interstate.

11 posted on 07/16/2012 9:44:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FreedomPoster
The Cincinnati riots of April 2001 were almost completely ignored by the old media...

I don't remember them at all .... must have been before I signed up, so I never heard/saw anything. Good job, JournoListers! Way to suppress that bad-for-Democrats news!

12 posted on 07/16/2012 9:56:42 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: jazusamo
For liberals to get a grip on how horrible this is - imagine a world ‘flipped’.

In this Bizarro World of opposites - white southern teenage thugs go around beating up random blacks.

Young, old... doesn't matter. And it's a group sport - with many southern whites targeting an old black grandmother, or black young children, or single black men coming home from work - a large gang of southern white teens against one or two black people. And the beatings are severe enough that victims are often hospitalized.

Because of politics, police look the other way and either don't report the truth or they don't file a report at all. The biased Conservative press (in this flipped world) refuses to report the truth. Even when two of their reporters are beaten and surrounded by a white mob, their own paper doesn't cover the story for two weeks.

In newsroom meeting where it's brought up, elite managing editors are concerned 'the left wing crazies' will use the information so they don't cover the beatings. White gangs are so vile they call it 'nigger knocking' and still the press keeps a cover on the truth. The press loses credibility - people cancel subscriptions... and still the press protects conservative whites...

Flip that - and it's the world we live in... the biased world conservatives live in. It's why we hate the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC and CBS - those groups set the tone for liberal lies. Not just racial lies, but all the lies that go with it.

13 posted on 07/16/2012 10:02:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious......... Ann Coulter)
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To: Vendome; lonevoice; Perseverando; Gene Eric

I invite you all to this thread to see what Thomas Sowell thinks about the subject of the other article.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 10:13:10 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: GOPJ
Flip that - and it's the world we live in... the biased world conservatives live in.

You are so right.

The leftist media have been gradually becoming more and more blatant about not covering the truth of these incidents for a number of years. Now that Obama and his racist lapdog Holder are in Washington the LSM cares not a whit that everyone knows what they're up to.

15 posted on 07/16/2012 10:14:14 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thomas Sowell, like Rush, is always right.


16 posted on 07/16/2012 10:44:28 AM PDT by blam
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To: jazusamo
These 12 Hellholes Are Examples Of What The Rest Of America Will Look Like Soon
17 posted on 07/16/2012 10:49:24 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Yikes, that's a real possibility if things don't change.

Those cities are graphic proof of what may happen and every one of those examples are true.

bookmarked

18 posted on 07/16/2012 10:59:04 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Bookmarked.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: jazusamo; blam

” Those cities are graphic proof of what may happen and every one of those examples are true.”

There are many more quickly approaching the condition of these cities.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot; Vendome; lonevoice; Perseverando

I get the sense there’s some confusion about our diverging opinions on the implications of sensational (cough) headlines save the essence of the subject matter which is not in question.

Recall the impact of the Zimmerman headlines.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 12:27:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

great article. i read the book the sowell is talking about: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.

Loved it.

All i can say is that it was Sowell-esque.

http://whitegirlbleedalot.com


22 posted on 07/16/2012 1:44:38 PM PDT by Mary Robinson (hate crime, flash rob, race riot, white girl bleed a lot)
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To: blam
#9 St. Louis, Missouri

According to U.S. News and World Report, the most dangerous city in the United States is St. Louis.

If you have a death wish, just wander around the streets of East St. Louis at night.

Note "East St. Louis" is actually in Illinois.

And has been a noted hellhole for at least 40 years.

23 posted on 07/16/2012 1:48:59 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: lentulusgracchus; Vigilanteman; MachIV

Here you go.

Threads from that era no longer load at FR. Fortunately the Wayback Machine still has the threads.

Here’s a thread I posted at that time.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010611071706/http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3ad646ad6811.htm

I was also keeping track of related threads, and if you go to thread 9, there is a pile of thread links on the subject that will load at archive.org

I really should send an email to Dr. Sowell with a summary of the events and links to all of this. This not reporting black riots by our media is nothing new.


24 posted on 07/16/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: jazusamo; Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ...

CW2 Ping


25 posted on 07/16/2012 5:33:54 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
UP!!! it's gonna be a long summer...
26 posted on 07/16/2012 5:59:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Gene Eric

Recall the impact of the Zimmerman headlines
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
In effect the Zimmerman thing ‘blew up in their faces’ although ‘they’ will get their pound of flesh.

The name George Zimmerman certainly suggests ‘whiter than white bread’ and you can bet that if anyone would have really checked it out, it would never have taken on the impact it did.

It was such a bad move they had to emphasize the youthful looking Martin and trying to lighten up the pictures of Zimmerman - remember it wasn’t until the court proceedings that the ‘world’ got a look at GZ, certainly not the ‘white guy’ they thought they had run down the road to ruination.


27 posted on 07/16/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Gene Eric

Recall the impact of the Zimmerman headlines
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
In effect the Zimmerman thing ‘blew up in their faces’ although ‘they’ will get their pound of flesh.

The name George Zimmerman certainly suggests ‘whiter than white bread’ and you can bet that if anyone would have really checked it out, it would never have taken on the impact it did.

It was such a bad move they had to emphasize the youthful looking Martin and trying to lighten up the pictures of Zimmerman - remember it wasn’t until the court proceedings that the ‘world’ got a look at GZ, certainly not the ‘white guy’ they thought they had run down the road to ruination.


28 posted on 07/16/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: stuartcr
Caucasian hemophiliacs?

From your home page:

"Because people have asked..... "

Says it all right there, doesn't it?

29 posted on 07/16/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Travis McGee

Note the 10+ year old example of this I posted about immediately before your post.


30 posted on 07/16/2012 6:11:59 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: jazusamo

My wife’s liberal uncle swears that I am way out there on this matter. He says that there is no evidence of frequent black on white violence. Every news piece I send him gets the response that this is an anomaly. He doesn’t see it on his news (yeah you can guess where he gets his news) and thus claims I am finding things that just aren’t there. He lives in The Villages, near Ocala, FL. Pretty unlikely he will ever see race violence up close there, so duh, it ain’t happening...right?

Screw him. I’m not wasting breath anymore telling libs to open their eyes before they become victims. They are beyond deluded. I’ve no sympathy for any lib that falls victim to one of these “get whitey” crimes. I am so sick of the unofficial race war that no one will report that I’m beginning to wonder if the only way this will change is when a *lot* of libs get the crap beat out of them in very public venues. If so, then let it happen sooner rather than later.

I have a CCDW but rarely ever carry. I’m coming round to the realization that not carrying may soon no longer be an option.


31 posted on 07/16/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Gene Eric

Exactly. I know that they believe they understood what they think we said, but I’m not sure they realize that what they understood is not what we meant. :-)


32 posted on 07/16/2012 7:10:00 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: blam

Oakland, California made the list.

Sad but not surprising.

Life is very cheap in some Oakland neighborhoods.


33 posted on 07/16/2012 7:24:30 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: FreedomPoster

Couldn’t get the way back machine to load the thread...


34 posted on 07/16/2012 7:25:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
That's sad, he's living in a fantasy world and it's basically the fault of the enemedia along with him being a liberal.

The older libs are that believe this the less likely they'll see the light.

35 posted on 07/16/2012 7:40:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

It’s happening everywhere. I know someone who said their family was considering a move because vandals were becoming a problem.

“Our neighborhood is a little too diverse!”


36 posted on 07/16/2012 7:56:17 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
I’m not wasting breath anymore telling libs to open their eyes before they become victims. They are beyond deluded. I’ve no sympathy for any lib that falls victim to one of these “get whitey” crimes. I am so sick of the unofficial race war that no one will report that I’m beginning to wonder if the only way this will change is when a *lot* of libs get the crap beat out of them in very public venues. If so, then let it happen sooner rather than later.

White liberals bear much of the responsibility for calling this tune, thinking all the while that *somehow* their political ideology is more easily spotted than their pale hides. They wanted this, so let them pay the piper.

37 posted on 07/16/2012 8:16:19 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: GOPJ

The media establishment is deliberately not reporting on the black on white crimes for a very specific reason.

I’ve been contending for years that Obama will not allow the elections to happen in November. It will take a race riot and cities being on fire for it to happen, but it is coming very soon.

The media won’t cover black-on-white crime, because it’s so prolific. However, once whites starting fighting back, the news media will be in a frenzy to cover it wherever it happens. At that point, the administration will consider the societal race breakdown an immediate and impending danger and declare martial law in those cities. Once those cities are militarized, there will be a call for calm and the military will slowly and methodically begin disarming the populace.

It’s going to happen and once it starts, there will be no stopping it. Like politics and laws, once they’re in motion, they’re impossible to stop and highly unlikely to be turned back.


38 posted on 07/17/2012 6:44:33 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Travis McGee

Always on point!


39 posted on 07/17/2012 7:00:24 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I thought the thread was about white girls that bleed a lot!!


40 posted on 07/17/2012 7:51:20 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Chode; Travis McGee

” UP!!! it’s gonna be a long summer... “

Fall ain’t gonna be so swell either : )


41 posted on 07/17/2012 11:29:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
yup, and after he loses the election, all bets are off...
42 posted on 07/17/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

send your uncle White Girl Bleed a Lot:

http://whitegirlbleedalot.com

hundreds of examples, with links.


43 posted on 07/18/2012 7:28:53 PM PDT by Mary Robinson (hate crime, flash rob, race riot, white girl bleed a lot)
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To: Chode
UP!!! it's gonna be a long summer...

See the events of the Summer of 1919 in Chicago.

Things were a little salty in those days before air conditioning.... But folks found their own entertainment.


44 posted on 07/19/2012 1:47:21 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy
we won't light the fire, but we can damn sure put it out...
45 posted on 07/19/2012 4:52:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mary Robinson

Thanks for the link


46 posted on 07/21/2012 9:57:40 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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