- This is in
response to the horrible "double standard" of Leonard Pitts'
comments ("Tennessee case ugly in many ways," News, June 5)
regarding two innocent victims murdered in Tennessee.
- It amazes
me that people like Leonard Pitts can turn this tragedy into
such a race issue. How dare he say first of all, that white
people are not oppressed? Personally, I am a single mother
raising two minor children and I am not qualified to receive
any free health care coverage. I have no health care at all.
I am employed and working to raise my children, however, I
have been told I do not qualify for health care, any food
stamps or any type of assistance in the city of Chicago or
for that matter from the state of Illinois. Whoever murdered
these two young people should be penalized to the extreme.
It is true that had it been an African American person
murdered by "white" people, this would have been called a
"hate crime" all over the news and the newspapers.
- I am
appalled by Leonard Pitts who believes all "whites" have it
so much easier and better than any other race in this
country. This is an absolute lie! Our taxes pay for the
system of welfare and health care coverage for all others
and yet I who have survived ovarian tumors as well as breast
tumors cannot get my necessary mammogram every three months
as required because I cannot afford it. How dare he take the
tragedy of these innocent victims and act as if every
"white" person has it made.
Christian and Christoper Newsom were brutally tortured and
murdered. There had been no news reports on television nor
in our newspaper until the day I read about it in Mr. Pitts'
column. It is a fact that had the roles been reversed and
the couple had been "black," it would have been everywhere.
Stop your double standard, Mr. Pitts!
response to your final comment that you have four words for
white Americans who feel victimized, I have four words for
you: you are the Pitts.
Journalist Leonard Pitts Tells Whites
Black On White Crime
To 'Cry Me A River'
- If anyone
reading this knows how to contact Channon Christian or Chris
Newsom's parents, please send them Leonard Pitt's article
and tell them Pitt's said to "Cry me a river" in regards to
their childrens death.
- Below is
the article Pitts wrote, I've highlighted in red some of his
more 'racist' and insensitive points. I want a public
apology and I want the Miami Herald and all other newspapers
that print his crap to fire him. Remember Imus? After
reading Pitt's article, please feel free to call him at home
and maybe send him a postcard. As you read this article try
as hard as you can to imagine a white man writing the same
thing about black victims of a crime perpetrated by whites.
When Pitt's says he doesn't believe the crime was a hate
crime what is he really saying? Isn't he saying that blacks
can't commit a hate crime if their victim is white?
- Send him
Dave Wilson's email address - Dave is Pitts' boss
LEONARD PITTS - ENOUGH WITH PHONY WHITE VICTIMHOOD
- It always
amazes me when white people put on the victim hat. As in
victim of racial oppression. By any measure -- health,
education, economics, employment -- white Americans enjoy a
superior standard of living. If that's racial oppression,
sign me up.
- But still,
one occasionally hears mewling noises from that subset of my
white countrymen who feel put-upon by big, bad racial
minorities. This is one of those times. And Knoxville,
Tenn., has become the capital city of that lunatic fringe.
- It seems
that in January, a young white couple, Channon Christian and
Christopher Newsom, were victims of a brutal crime. They
were carjacked, kidnapped and raped. Cleaning fluid was
sprayed into Christian's mouth. She was stuffed in a trash
can and apparently suffocated. Newsom was shot and set
afire. His body was dumped. Five blacks, one a woman, have
been arrested. [Now compare this to the fake Duke Lacrosse
Rape and the media coverage it enjoyed].
- The story
made headlines around Knoxville. It was unnoticed
- That has
changed. A constellation of white supremacists and
conservative bloggers [As far as Pitt's is concerned anyone
that is a conservative is probably a white supremacist] has
pushed the story into the national limelight as illustration
of their argument that news media, constrained by political
correctness, refuse to report black-on-white crime while
pulling out all the stops when crime is white on black, as
in the Duke University lacrosse debacle.
- I would
see their Duke case and raise them a Central Park jogger,
but what do I know?
bloggers such as Michael Oliver have chastised the "liberal,
biased, mainstream media" for missing the Knoxville story.
He asked, "Had the roles been reversed, would the media
ignore such a horrific crime?" [Nope]
- Truth is,
media ignore horrific crimes all the time. Space is limited
and growing more so. Which means the story that catches fire
usually has some element beyond gruesomeness to sell it. In
the Duke case, it was class, privilege, sex and race that
- Not that I
expect Oliver or other "oppressed" white people to pay
attention to something so trivial as fact. [Yes, Pitt's
thinks tthat if you're concerned about the enormous amount
of black on white crime you are probably stupid, i.e. not
interested in facts] They're too busy demanding that this
case be tried as a hate crime -- even though police say
there's no evidence the couple were targeted for any other
reason than that they were there. And on May 26, white
supremacists held -- I kid you not -- a "rally against
genocide" in Knoxville.
- Part of me
thinks I should consider the source and let this slide. But
the argument being advanced here is so utterly, abysmally,
stupidly, self-servingly wrong that I cannot help but
crime against whites is underreported? On what planet? Study
after study and expert after expert tell a completely
instance, there's "Off Balance: Youth, Race and Crime in the
News," a 2001 report that concluded: Blacks and Latinos are
underrepresented in news media as victims of crime and
significantly overrepresented as perpetrators, based on
crime statistics; newspaper articles about white homicide
victims are longer and more frequent than those about black
ones; and interracial violent crime is more likely to be
reported, even though it is just about the rarest kind of
- And here
I'm obligated, because I'm black, to say that if the
defendants in this case did what they are accused of doing,
I'd be happy to see them rot under the jailhouse. Sadly,
that needs saying, because there are people who will not
take it as a given.
- But with
that obligation fulfilled, let me add that I am likewise
unkindly disposed toward the crackpots, incendiaries and
flat-out racists who have chosen this tragedy upon which to
take an obscene and ludicrous stand.
- I have
four words for them and any other white Americans who feel
themselves similarly victimized: Cry me a river.
- (I demand
an apology and I demand that the Miami Herald fire Pitt's
immediately! - Nothing else will be sufficient)
You need to
Apologize just like Don Imus
What's the difference
between the two?
If you’re white and live in
modern America today you’re well
aware of the double standard
that exists in the reporting of
the news. The most recent
example of this double standard
was the Duke Lacrosse rape fable
and its associated coverage in
the media. There was not a
single newspaper, news magazine,
tabloid, that didn’t cover it
extensively. There was not a
single network news program that
didn’t splash it across their
screen ten thousand times during
those months that Mike Nifong
was still able to keep the
majority of facts under wraps.
There wasn’t a single radio
program that didn’t broadcast
every false accusation and
innuendo intimately tied to the
case. In the end, what did the
case amount to? Hooey that’s
Do you remember Don Imus’ “nappy
headed hoes” comment? Couldn’t
we safely say that it too
received an incredible amount of
news coverage? Didn’t all the
talking heads appropriately
denounce Don? Wasn’t Don forced
to make a nationally televised
apology to America’s black
community via a face to face
with Al Sharpton? In the end
wasn’t Don fired?
One of those on the leading edge
of the Imus bashing crusade was
a black Pulitzer Prize winning
journalist from the Miami Herald
named Leonard Pitts. In an
article dated April 13, 2007 and
entitled “Firing of Imus Removes
Leader of Sorry Band,”
Pitts self righteously
questioned whether or not crack
cocaine hadn’t been added to the
nation’s drinking water, as if
Imus’ comment was affirmation
that everyone in the country was
Pitts then noted a very important
fact associated with the Imus case;
and one I intend to expand on a bit
below, Pitts wrote “And then there's
radio shock jock Don Imus who, as
even polar bears must know by now,
last week leveled racist and sexist
insults against the Rutgers
University women's basketball team,
most of whom are black.” In the
above sentence Pitts himself
confirms what everyone else knows,
that the Imus case received an
unbelievable amount of media
attention, so much attention in
fact, that Pitts himself doubts
whether there are any “polar bears”
unfamiliar with the case. By noting
this, and doing so in newspapers
across the nation, as Pitts is a
syndicated columnist, Pulitzer Prize
winning Leonard Pitts has assigned
himself the role of our moral
anchor, he’s preaching to us what a
racist statement is or isn’t. To
reinforce his self assigned role as
our moral compass, Pitts then writes
that it was “beyond pathetic that
two grown men [Imus and his
producer] would use the
reach and power afforded
them as members of the media
to mock the looks of a bunch of
college girls” and that it was “fitting
that Imus' slur has angered
and energized the African-American
Bear Pitts’ words in mind, because
I’m going to use them below to
expose a virulent and pernicious
form of racism that exists in our
society today that clearly reveals
an obvious double standard and
receives an undeserved sort of
amnesty with the added caveat that
whites aren’t allowed to comment on
it, or at least not without being
labeled a “white supremacist.” I
myself can comment on this
phenomenon because I’m a politically
correct apostate and have given up
on the religion of political
correctness, and I can tell you with
certainty that I find the freedom
refreshing and more importantly,
productive. Call me a racist if you
like, I don't care.
The only thing
important about Pitts’ above
comments is to shine the light of
scrutiny on our Pulitzer Prize
winner, to show that he indeed
condemned Imus for calling a group
of black females basketball players
“nappy headed hoes.” Pitts’ is an
expert at defining what a racist is
you see, he’s our moral compass
because the Miami Herald gives him a
platform and because the mainstream
media says he is. He’s above racism,
or at least being accused of it,
even when he is. In a recent article
entitlted “Oppressed Whites, Give Me
about a black on white crime that
happened in Knoxville TN last
that is so horrific it’s difficult
to detail, but involved the
kidnapping of a young white couple,
by four blacks, including a black
female, and their subsequent rape
[of the male as well], torture,
mutilation and murder, Leonard
Pitts’ clearly told white America
that he couldn’t give a damn about
their growing awareness of the
reality of black on white crime or
their concern with it. The
FBI and Department of Justice’s
clearly show that approximately 4%
of the American population commits
more than 50% of the homicides
annually in America and that 4%
represents black males between the
ages of 12 and 60. His exact words
[and this is important as he is a
Pulitzer Prize winner after all and
thus should be intimately familiar
with sentence construction and
context] were “I have four words for
them [so-called white supremacists]
other white Americans
who feel themselves similarly
victimized… Cry me a river.”
Pulitzer Prize winner adds the
inclusive “AND” and then tags “any
other white Americans that feel
themselves similarly victimized”
along with it, he is including
exactly that, any other white
Americans. So, what Pitts is really
saying is that he cries a river for
the family of
Stella [9-years-old] and Ruby [4
who had their young throats slit by
two blacks in a crime 99% of America
never heard about that happened back
in 2006 in Richmond Virginia. Like
the Channon Christian and Chris
Newsom murder it too received
absolutely no national news
coverage. Pitts is also telling the
Jason Befort, Heather Miller, Aaron
Sandler, Bradley Heyka and Linda
all horribly raped and murdered by
two black brothers from Wichita
Kansas in another “hush crime” that
he “cries them a river” as well. You
won’t hear Pitts mention
a black man that raped and beheaded
a 5 year old white girl named Emily
Lanny Perry Barnes,
a black man that intentionally ran
over a white family in a McDonald’s
parking lot, killing their 2-year
old daughter with a smile on his
face, and then backing up and
running them over again, but if he
were to cite these crimes, he’d do
his best to deny that they were
racially motivated and he’d “cry us
a river” or possibly label us “white
supremacists” if we demurred in any
way from his oh so wise conclusions.
Yep, our Pultizer Prize winning
journalist clearly told white
America that he couldn’t give a damn
about our concerns and for that
Pitts, like Don Imus before him
should be held responsible and fired
from his lucrative position at the
The Herald however has come out
defending Pitts, they’d like you and
I to believe that Pitts’ only
critics are in the “white
supremacist” movement, which is a
joke and more to the point, highly
illusory and deceptive. The Herald
does not have a leg to stand on, the
fact of the matter is they are
attempting to bury what Pitts said
as quickly as possible, but the
facts are already out there, it’s
only a matter of time before the
Herald concludes that Pitts has
become more of a liability than an
asset. Rather than email and/or call
the Miami Herald, I suggest that
readers call and/or write to their
local papers and demand that they
stop publishing any of Pitts
columns. Send them a copy of what
Pitts wrote and explain to them
you’re tiring of the obvious double
standard that the media engages in.
Tell them you are sickened by the
hypocrisy of a man that condemns the
so-called racism of whites but gives
black racism a pass.
Considering the above, is it not at
not to mention highly irresponsible
for Leonard Pitts to “use the
reach and power
afforded [to him] as [a]
member of the media” to
chastise white America and to tell
them that he’ll cry them a river in
respect to their concerns? I’m using
Pitts own words here, just as he
described Imus’ comments. Why is it
perfectly “fitting that Imus' slur…
angered and energized the
African-American community,” but
somehow not okay that whites are
angered by the highly provocative
and inflammatory words of Leonard
Pitts? Are you beginning to see the
real double standard at work here?
I don’t know
about you reader, but I’ve had
enough of this hypocrisy and I’m not
going to take it any more. This kind
of double standard and the media’s
unwillingness to cover black on
white crime has gotten to the point
where it can no longer be tolerated.
Wake up America, you’re being taken
for a ride. In respect to Leonard
Pitts and the Miami Herald’s
attempts to elicit sympathy from
Americans by suggesting that Pitts
is being harassed by so-called white
supremacists, and their concern that
it might lead to someone harming
him, I say…. “cry me a river.”
The Knoxville Horror
The crime and the media blackout.
by Nicholas Sticks
On Saturday, January 6, 2007 Channon Christian, 21, and
Christopher Newsom, 23, of Knoxville, Tennessee, went on
a date from which they would never return. Outside the
home of another couple they were visiting, they were
carjacked and kidnapped. Over the next 24 hours they
were beaten, gang-raped, tortured and murdered.
There can be little doubt that if Channon Christian and
Christopher Newsom had been black and their killers
white, everyone in America would know their names.
Because they were white and their killers are black,
their fate has been shrouded in a thick silence that has
given rise to a host of lurid rumors. Their story
highlights the strange and twisted nature of race
relations in America, which makes it nearly impossible
for the authorities or the media to deal honestly with
events that violate official assumptions about race. It
also represents both a strength and weakness of the
Internet: Mischief-makers of various political
persuasions spread falsehoods rather than correct them,
but they built up a demand for facts that became so
great the authorities eventually had to come clean.
The men who kidnapped and killed Channon Christian and
Christopher Newsom have not yet gone to trial, so they
are theoretically innocent. This account—as accurate as
possible under what sometimes amounted to a news
blackout—is based on documents filed in federal and
state courts, and on sometimes vague and contradictory
These three--George Thomas, Letalvis Cobbins, and
Davidson--are finally getting a little national
Sometime after midnight, Miss Christian and Mr. Newsom
were in the parking lot of Knoxville's Washington Ridge
apartment complex, where they were visiting friends.
Letalvis Cobbins, 24, along with his brother Lemaricus
Davidson, 25, and George Thomas, 24, kidnapped them at
gunpoint, and carjacked Miss Christian's 2005 Toyota
4-Runner. Mr. Davidson had already been convicted of
carjacking and aggravated robbery in Tennessee in 2001,
but despite conviction for a death penalty-eligible
offense and a bad record as an inmate, had served no
more than five years in West Tennessee State
Penitentiary. Recently released, he had been a member of
the Black Gangster Disciples at least since prison.
The three men tied up their captives and took them in
the 4-Runner to a rundown rental house at 2316 Chipman
Street in black East Knoxville, where Mr. Cobbins and
Mr. Davidson lived. Mr. Cobbins's 18-year-old
girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman, met them there.
Their story highlights the strange and twisted nature of
race relations in America.
All four, including Miss Coleman, then engaged in an
orgy of rape and violence. They anally gang-raped Mr.
Newsom, and orally, anally, and vaginally gang-raped
Channon Christian. They brutally beat both victims and
poured cleaning fluid down Miss Christian's throat. They
killed Mr. Newsom, leaving him with “multiple gunshot
wounds,” and set his corpse on fire. Knoxville police
refuse to say how Miss Christian was murdered, but an
assistant U.S. attorney suggests she may have been
On January 8, the day after the
carjacking-gang-rape-murder, Lemaricus Davidson robbed
an employee of a Knoxville Pizza Hut at gunpoint, and
tried to rob a customer. Likewise on January 8, Miss
Christian’s father, Gary, found her Toyota 4-Runner
abandoned near railroad tracks, not far from where a
railroad employee found Mr. Newsom’s desecrated corpse
that same day. There was a fingerprint from Lemaricus
Davidson inside the vehicle, which led to a search of
his apartment on January 10. There police found Miss
Christian’s corpse in a garbage can in the kitchen.
A fourth man, Eric Boyd, has been charged as an
accessory in the carjacking case for having helped Mr.
Davidson try to escape justice, but not in the rapes and
Knoxville authorities have promoted the view that the
rapists poured cleaning fluid down Miss Christian's
throat to destroy DNA evidence. They and the media have
also insisted that the torture/murders were "a crime of
opportunity," a carjacking that somehow got out of hand,
and that the criminals had no racial motivation.
This picture appears to be wrong on all counts, and is
an insult to the public's intelligence. The defendants
are charged with premeditated murder and, according to
court documents, had already decided to kill Miss
Christian before they made her swallow cleaning fluid.
They also did not bother to "clean" her vagina and anus,
which were stuffed with DNA evidence.
The carjacking-gone-wrong theory is not plausible
either. Carjacking is armed robbery of a vehicle, in
order to possess or sell it, but these assailants had no
interest in the 4-Runner. They dumped it after only a
Nor was there any reason for things to "go wrong;" the
victims cooperated, and Lemaricus Davidson was an
experienced carjacker. While carjackers sometimes rape
their victims, anal gang-rape is very rare, especially
of male victims. On the other hand, black jail and
prison inmates often target white prisoners for anal
gang-rape as a method of racial terrorism (see "Hard
Time," AR, April 2002). And while carjackers sometimes
murder their victims, it is hard to imagine black
carjackers treating black victims in such a loathsome
Finally, a "hate crime" is one committed "wholly or in
part" for reasons of racial animus, and use of racial
epithets is considered strong evidence of racial animus.
Do the authorities expect us to believe that these black
killers raped, tortured, and murdered white victims,
without ever using racially insulting language? This
reporter believes the carjacking was just a way to
kidnap, gang-rape, torture and murder whites, and that
the killers used the cleaning fluid for the sole purpose
of further torturing Miss Christian.
Until mid-May, this story was strictly local news, but
it assumed a certain notoriety on the Internet where,
not long after the first newspaper reports, a story with
the following headline began circulating:
"White Couple Abducted; Both Man and Woman Were Raped,
Beaten, Cut Apart and Killed. Five Blacks Arrested In
Case. No Media Frenzy Over 'Racist' Attack."
The report, with photographs of the victims and the
suspects, continued as follows:
"The animals pictured below raped Christopher Newsom,
cut off his penis, then set him on fire and fatally shot
him several times while they forced his girlfriend,
Channon Christian, to watch. An even more cruel fate
"Channon Christian, was beaten and gang-raped in many
ways for four days by all of them, while they took turns
urinating on her. Then they cut off her breast and put
chemicals in her mouth . . . and then murdered her."
The earliest version of this story seems to have
appeared around February 21 on the web page of New
Jersey radio host Hal Turner. Many of the details,
including the amputations and urination, have not been
in other reports, nor are they mentioned in court
I asked the Knoxville police to confirm or deny Mr.
Turner's claims. Public Information Officer Darrell
Debusk was unfailingly polite, but would tell me
nothing. Were the victims mutilated? Were they alive or
dead when this happened? "That is something that we have
not discussed in public, and is information that will
come to light during the trial . . . . Right now, we're
not discussing the details of the investigation."
Officer Debusk would not even give a cause of death:
"Again, that's evidence in a trial that will be
presented during the trial." (Only later did I learn
from court documents that federal authorities had
already reported that Mr. Newsom had been shot.)
The claim that "the investigation is ongoing," was
plainly untrue. The suspects had been arrested,
indicted, and bound over for trial. Prosecutors bind
over defendants only after the police have finished
their investigation. When I asked for a copy of the
Knoxville police preliminary report, which had been
released to local reporters, Officer Debusk was happy to
oblige--so long as I dropped by in person at department
headquarters in Knoxville. If that wasn't convenient for
someone living in New York State, I could have a local
person pick one up for me, or a Tennessee resident could
pay for a copy and ask that it be sent to an in-state
address. Clearly, Officer Debusk just didn't want me to
see the report.
Other Knoxville officials--at the county medical
examiner's office, sheriff's department, and criminal
court--all referred me back to the Knoxville Police
Department. Chief Sterling Owen, IV himself established
this stonewalling policy, and the information has been
so tightly sealed we cannot even assume the trial
transcript will be available to the public.
The refusal by police to release the autopsy reports has
left even the mainstream media dueling over how Miss
Christian died and what was done to her corpse. The
Knoxville News Sentinel claimed Lemaricus Davidson
strangled her but left her corpse intact. ABC's and
CBS's Knoxville affiliates reported she was dismembered,
though neither was clear whether this was how she was
killed or whether her corpse was cut apart after she was
murdered. CNN claimed Miss Christian "asphyxiated" after
she was forced into an airtight garbage can.
When it suits them, the Knoxville police can be very
forthcoming with information. On May 22, just-released
black career criminal Dwayne Hill, 39, celebrated his
third day of freedom with an attempted carjacking in
East Knoxville. When police stepped in, he fought them,
was tasered, and died. Within 24 hours, the department
produced a report showing that Hill "had an illegal
substance in his system," and had died of a condition
unrelated to the tasering. When a back man dies at the
hands of officers, and there is a chance "the community"
might be unhappy, the police are quick with the facts.
Whites do not merit the same treatment.
Mischief Within Mischief
Meanwhile, in this deliberate void of information, a
different kind of rumor has grown up, notably at the
black, anti-white web site, "Svengalimedia." This site
celebrates black-on-white murders, and sponsors an
annual "Sexiest & Hardest Ghetto, Black, Male, Felon
Bragging Rights Competition" for the most gruesome
black-on-white murder. Lemaricus Davidson is this year's
Svengalimedia's contributors have praised Miss Newsom's
rape: "Privileged whites deserve to feel and know our
experiences and values firsthand and not just from word
of mouth or by books and movies. Their families need and
deserve to have terrible memories & experiences with
Murder victim Channon Christian.
Other contributors have proposed novel theories about
the crime. One is that Channon Christian had driven into
a black neighborhood "to buy drugs." Another, which has
piggybacked on the sexual mutilation rumors, claims that
Miss Christian staged the carjacking and cut off her own
breasts. According to this fantasy, Miss Christian
wanted to die from black sexual torture, and arranged
everything herself. Svengalimedia contributor Waldorf
Carathers even hinted at the existence of a "death by
sexual torture sex video directed by Channon Christian,"
noting that cell phones had been found at the Chipman
Street house, and might have been used to record the
killing. Many Knoxville blacks take the view--promoted
by Svengalimedia--that the two whites were hijacked when
they cruised into a black neighborhood to buy drugs.
Some have claimed that the Svengalimedia site is a hoax;
in any case, it appears to have shut down recently.
However, fantasies as obscene as those it promotes are
found in the "respectable" black mainstream. Last
November, in the federal carjacking and weapons trial of
Dedrick Griham, defense lawyer Emory Anthony, Jr. argued
that the victim, a white Birmingham lawyer, had "staged"
the carjacking and was a willing participant in her own
rape and sodomy. The black defendant claimed that the
white victim had gotten in touch with him through a
completely imaginary prostitute named "Puddin" or
"Pumpkin," who offered him money to fulfill the white
woman's feverish fantasies. The jury didn't buy this
story, and convicted Mr. Griham, who had 13 previous
felony convictions, on all counts. The judge sentenced
him to life plus 84 months.
Likewise, it is not uncommon for blacks to be
indifferent to, and even show "Svengalian" satisfaction
in the face of cruelties done to whites. In 1973 and
1974, the Nation of Islam carried out a series of
black-on-white killings in San Francisco known as the
Zebra Murders. Self-styled "death angels" killed at
least 16 "blue-eyed devils" and injured another eight or
ten in what was, again, a spectacular crime wave that
was little reported outside its local area. Clark Howard
recounts in his classic 1979 work, Zebra: The True
Account of the 179 Days of Terror in San Francisco, that
in 1974, at the height of the white panic, two teams of
San Francisco Examiner reporters and photographers could
not find a single black resident who expressed any
sympathy for the white victims.
Similarly, during the 2002 Washington, DC-area serial
murder spree by the Black Muslim John Muhammad and his
teenaged protégé, Lee Malvo, before the pair killed a
black man, a black woman psychologist on a Fox News
program remarked, with great satisfaction, that whites
now knew what blacks put up with all the time.
The Media Go to Plan B
In mid-May, the weight of Internet speculation about the
crimes (in addition to a comprehensive report on the AR
web site that appeared on May 14) seems to have forced
the Knoxville police and the national media to change
course. On May 18, the Knox County DA's office finally
broke silence to announce that the rumors of sexual
mutilation were "absolutely not true." There was also a
smattering of national coverage when it was reported
that the defendants would each be tried separately,
beginning in the spring of 2008.
A little-known classic about a little-known horror.
One thing that did not change was the cheerful
insistence that the crime had no racial motive, that it
had not been downplayed by the media, and that even if
the races were reversed the media would not have paid
attention. Something else that did not change was the
shortage of facts; many important details are still
obscure (although Fox News explained that the fuzzy
reporting was deliberate because what happened was "too
gruesome" to report). The clear purpose has been to
dismiss any outraged whites as "white supremacists" and
The national media found plenty of "experts" to support
the party line. The "reader representative" of the
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ted Diadiun, said the crime was
no worse than thousands of others committed every year.
He suggested that angry whites are guilty of racism,
while the killers clearly are not. Kelly McBride,
"ethics group leader" at the Poynter Institute for
Journalism, explained that there could have been no
racial motive because "you have to have specific
evidence, such as some sort of racial epithet." Ted Gest,
who is president of a national organization of
journalists who cover crime, said that although crime
that crosses racial lines tends to get more attention,
"I can't say that this one would have had any more
coverage if five whites had been accused of doing these
things to two blacks, absent a blatant racial motive."
Newsday reporter Ellis Henican suggested on Fox News
that anyone who thinks there is any kind of anti-white
newsroom racial bias is delusional. "Why do you want to
force the racial angle?" he wanted to know.
Only a few commentators saw through this foolishness. As
retired conservative columnist John Leo pointed out: "[T]he
newsroom culture tends to view black-on-white crimes as
responses to black oppression, and therefore not worth
reporting. Whereas similar white-on-black crime is
oppression itself, and thus crucially important to put
before readers and viewers."
Eric Boyd: charged in the
carjacking but not in the
rapes and murders.
Perhaps the lowest blow was AP reporter Duncan
Mansfield's suggestion that Miss Christian's father was
not taking bereavement in the proper spirit:
"Christian's father, Gary Christian, wore a Confederate
flag T-shirt--a symbol of the Old South where slavery
was rifre [sic]--to the first hearing for one of the
defendants and then pointed at the man as if firing a
Another event that drew attention to the crime was a
"rally against genocide" held in Knoxville on May 26 by
Vanguard News Network founder Alex Linder. (The
"genocide" Mr. Linder was protesting was not murders of
whites by blacks but "genocide" of whites by Jews, as he
explained to me in an April 6 interview. He insisted on
this, even though I had told him I am a Jew.
Surprisingly, the hostile reporters who covered his
demonstration never learned the nature of the
Local authorities responded with 300 law enforcement
officers in full riot gear: 200 from the Knoxville
Police Department, plus another 100 Knox County
sheriff's deputies, Tennessee Highway Patrolmen, and
federal agents. A radical leftwing organization called
Mountain Justice Summer organized a
counter-demonstration that looked like a transvestites'
ball (see photo, next page).
There was plenty of contrast in how the media covered
the two demonstrations. The press repeatedly asked Mr.
Linder's supporters where they were from so they could
say that the counter-demonstrators had "laughed off
white pride groups as ignorant out-of-towners."
Reporters referred vaguely to the flamboyantly eccentric
leftists as "environmentalists," in contrast to the
"white supremacists" at the "hate rally."
indicted for rape and murder.
Many of the counter-demonstrators were from so far out
of town they were not sure what they were protesting.
Spokesman Amanda Cagle reflected the prevailing
sentiment when she said, "We want to shame the Klan, so
they won't ever want to come back here." Nor did the
counter-demonstrators seem to understand the origins of
the controversy. While the "rally against genocide"
constantly evoked Miss Christian and Mr. Newsom, the
"anti-racists" did not so much as feign sympathy for the
victims or their families. Chris Irwin, a lawyer who
spoke for the group, sounded almost as if the killers
were white and their victims black: "It's not the 1950s
anymore! They [the protesters] are not just a knife at
the throat of the African American and immigrant
communities, they're a threat to us all."
Police arrested Mr. Linder even before the rally began.
They had designated areas for demonstrators and
counter-demonstrators, with a neutral zone in between
that was to be left empty. Mr. Linder walked into the
neutral zone, and quickly found himself facing a host of
imaginative charges: disorderly conduct, resisting
arrest, vandalism, and assault on a police officer.
Journalists used the demonstrations as a pretext to go
after the parents again, pressuring them to denounce the
Linder rally or be tarred as racists. The media browbeat
Miss Christian's father into saying the murders were
"not racist" but Mr. Newsom refused to give them that
A different white group called "Against Black Crimes"
has tentatively scheduled a rally for June 16, despite
opposition from the Knox County Commission. Ken Gregg,
who has been associated with a group called the White
Patriot Party, filed the application for a permit to
demonstrate. The Knoxville murders are finally getting
What do these crimes--horrible enough without the
rumored sexual mutilations--tell us about race and crime
in America? First, despite what the tame "experts" have
said, if the races were reversed, there would be a media
extravaganza on the scale of Rodney King or James Byrd.
Second, the police would have laid all their cards on
the table, and the press would have reported every lurid
Police arrest Mr. Linder. In the background, please note
the decorous attire of the counter-demonstrators, who
called themselves the 'Coup Kluts Clowns.'
But because this was a particularly repulsive
black-on-white crime, the authorities and national press
conspired to keep things quiet. In the absence of
details, some racially conscious whites were prepared to
believe revolting rumors, but only because they knew
details of the underreported horrors of past
black-on-white crimes: The Wichita Massacre was replete
with sexual torture (see AR, "The Wichita Massacre,"
August 2002); blacks cut off a living man's penis during
the Zebra murders; and the 1980s' Yahweh ben Yahweh cult
killers in Miami were ordered to bring back a head,
finger, or ear to prove they had dispatched a white
At the same time, the media stir up anti-white hatred
and promote the fantasy that white women lust for black
fulfillment. This only feeds the degeneracy that ends up
in places like Svengalimedia--and federal courtrooms.
This is also a case in which the Internet, which
reflects the interests of real Americans far better than
does the mainstream press, finally forced the media to
take up a story they would have preferred to ignore.
Some of the blogging was irresponsible, but the
cumulative effect was to build up such a demand for
information that official silence could no longer be
seen as anything but deliberate withholding of
information. Now it will be impossible to do what the
authorities would no doubt have preferred, and report
the forthcoming trials as if they were minor, local
There are still many journalists and government
officials who promote the pious and pathetic myth that
only whites can commit "racist" crimes, and who will
continue to suppress inconvenient facts. As more and
more whites wake up to racial reality, however, it will
become much more difficult to trample on the public's
right to know.
Nicholas Stix was Project Director for the National
Policy Institute's report, The State of White
America--2007, which will be reviewed in a forthcoming
For Anti-White Bias
- I like Leonard
Pitts columns and usually agree with him. But today he's
monumentally wrong. He is railing against whites "putting on the
victim hat" because of a horrific murder that happened in
Knoxville and the scant attention it got from the media.
- It seems that
in January, a young white couple, Channon Christian and
Christopher Newsom, were victims of a brutal crime. They were
carjacked, kidnapped and raped. Cleaning fluid was sprayed into
Christian's mouth. She was stuffed in a trash can and apparently
suffocated. Newsom was shot and set afire. His body was dumped.
Five African Americans, one a woman, have been arrested.
- The story made
headlines around Knoxville. It was unnoticed nationally.
- That has
changed. A constellation of white supremacists and conservative
bloggers has pushed the story into the national limelight as
illustration of their argument that news media, constrained by
political correctness, refuse to report black on white crime
while pulling out all the stops when crime is white on black as
in the Duke lacrosse debacle. Me, I would see their Duke case
and raise them a Central Park jogger, but what do I know?
- I don't know
if it's Pitts snarky tone ("It seems"? "I'm obligated -- because
I'm black --") or his kill-the-messenger approach that puts me
off the most. First off, I don't see how the Duke case and the
Central Park jogger case cancel each other -both were gross
police and prosecutorial errors- unless seen as tit-for-tat in
racial wars. Two wrongs don't make a right, as Pitts well knows.
- Second, by
jointly disregarding "white supremacists" and "conservative
bloggers" he's equating the two, and that's also wrong. A
conservative may have a right bone to pick with the media
coverage without being racially suspect. For example, here's
what John Leo or Charlie Daniels had to say about the case. Now,
I don't agree with 99.9% of anything Charlie Daniels has said or
sang about, but I can't disagree with his "soapbox" in this
- I do think
that if this had been five white animals raping, torturing and
murdering two black kids, it would had been big news. I think
the press would have labeled it a hate crime maybe even before
the prosecutors did. I'm not saying that would have been bad,
coverage (not media circuses) of hate crimes is good to the
point that we are all aware they exist and as part of the
national discussion on race. This crime was gruesome, brutal and
sick, the kind that national news outlets salivate for (missing
girls in Aruba for example), and the absence of interest is
baffling indeed. Personally I don't think (or maybe I don't want
to think) the press self-censored itself because of political
correctness, but I don't see the need to demonize all of those
who may think so.
HORRIFICALLY GRUESOME BLACK ON WHITE
TORTURE SLAUGHTER - WHY?
Posted By: Rayelan <Send
Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 4:48 p.m.
WHY IS THE MEDIA IGNORING THIS
MONSTROUS DOUBLE MURDER?
Channon was forced to watch her boyfriend, Christopher, while
the jackals cut off his penis, burned him alive, and then shot
him. Channon's turn was next. But her murder would not be
mercifully quick as Christopher's torture, rape and murder were.
The mainstream media coverage of these murders have been
glaringly absent from network television and nationwide
newspapers. What coverage is available is watered down with
legalese and charges. The coverage neglects to tell America how
brutally and senselessly these young people were murdered.
The news will show us the hanging of Saddam Hussein and the
beheading of Nick Berg, but they won't show or even tell us
about the atrocities that were committed by 5 black youths on
two white youths.
Why not? Is black on white crime politically incorrect?
Will someone please send this story to
and any other news outlets you think will cover this.
The animals pictured below raped Christopher Newsom, cut off
his penis, then set him on fire and fatally shot him several
times while they forced his girlfriend, Channon Christian, to
watch. An even more cruel fate awaited her!
Channon Christian, was beaten and gang-raped in many ways for
four days by all of them, while they took turns urinating on
her. Then they cut off her breast and put chemicals in her mouth
... and then murdered her.
Knoxville (WVLT) - The District Attorney General of Knox
County announced the list of charges facing now five suspects in
the double murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.
The District Attorney General Randy Nichols is not saying
whether or not he will seek the death penalty, but he does say
the state will seek conviction for all charges filed in a
24-page indictment from the Knox County Grand Jury.
Lemaricus Davidson, 25, faces a total of 46 charges. Davidson
was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape,
robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris
Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2
counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and
Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian
and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom,
and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.
Letalvis Cobbins, 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Cobbins
was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape,
robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris
Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2
counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and
Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian
and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom,
and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.
George Thomas, 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Thomas was
indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape,
robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris
Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2
counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and
Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian
and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom,
and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.
Just last night, police in Lebanon, Kentucky, arrested
18-year-old Vanessa Coleman. She faces 40 Tennessee state
charges. Coleman was indicted on 12 counts Felony Murder growing
out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian
and Chris Newsom, 1 count Premeditated Murder of Christian only,
1 count Especially Aggravated Robbery of Newsom only, 4 counts
especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20
counts of aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 Counts
of theft from Christian and Newsom.
Eric Boyd, 24, also arrested in connection with the fatal
carjacking, only faces federal charges as an accessory after the
fact. He was not indicted by Knox county grand jury.
Felony Murder carries a possibility of death, life without
the possibility of parole and life with parole. Especially
Aggravated Robbery is a Class A felony that carries a
possibility of 15 to 60 years in prison. Aggravated Rape is a
Class A felony that carries a possibility of 15 to 60 years of
At a news conference Thursday, Nichols commended the
cooperative efforts between several departments and credits that
cooperation for the fast pace this case is moving through the
Nichols says he hopes to move the case to trial on the first
day it's set.
The four are expected to make their first court appearance
within ten to fifteen days.
This is certainly a case garnering a lot of public interest,
Nichols recognizes that and says he expects all kinds of
requests filed in this case, including a change of venue in
order to receive a fair trial. But he says he does hope 12 Knox
County jurors will be able to determine the guilt or innocence
of these suspects.
Where is the national media? Where are the protestors?
Where are the bleeding heart Liberals?
Write or call your local news sources and ask them why this
story is being ignored ... everywhere except the Internet.
These are the google articles that came up:
CHANNON and CHRISTOPHER
By Mitchell Gurkin
What kind of a
people are we? The horrors they have visited upon our children. Have
we become so desensitized to horror? To what depths have we sunk?
You see, Channon and Christopher were not some strangers to us. They
belong to all of us. They were not just another mindless gut
wrenching atrocity. Do you have the courage, for one moment to
see who they really were? They were ours. Channon Christian was
my sweet little girl, who always knew I would be there to
protect her. When she drew pictures as a child I was always as
tall as the trees. Channon Christian was my sister. My sister,
who nagged and fussed, but was always there for me and gave me
pointers on girls. Channon Christian was my beautiful wife, whom
I love more than words can ever express. This is who she was, to
each and every one of us. But Channon Christian walks with us no
longer. She will never be a wife. She will never be a mother,.
She will never know the joy of her child’s first steps.
Christopher Newsom. He is my brother, my best friend. He is my
little boy curled up in my arms on a stormy night. He too now is
gone. Christopher will never know the joy of marriage.
Christopher will never be a father. Christopher spent his last
moments of his precious life in mindless agony.
Can we even for one minute imagine how our beloved Channon and
Chris died? We have all heard how they died. Can we, for one
moment, imagine it happening to our loved ones? Because you see,
Channon and Chris ARE our loved ones. Where is the outrage?
Where is the fury? What are we going to do about this atrocity?
This heinous, unthinkable horror committed against our sister,
our brother, our daughter, our son, our best friend.
What kind of a people are we that ANYONE, ANYWHERE believes they
can do this to us, to our children, to our sisters, to our
brothers, to our friends and not feel the wrath of hell? What
kind of people are we who have allowed this genocide? These are
all questions I ask myself, we must all ask ourselves. Do we
know what true horror is? Are we ready to stand up so that such
horror may never again be visited on one of our beloved,
daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, neighbors and
friends? Are we?
Do you feel what I say is incendiary? This is nowhere near
incendiary enough. Think of what they did to our daughter, our
son, our wife, our husband, our best friend. Nothing would be
incendiary enough. This horror cries to the heavens for justice.
The souls of our beloved Channon and Christopher cry out:
ENOUGH!!!!!! Enough of this madness. Enough of this cowardice.
It stops here. You will not take another one of our children
WE WILL NEVER FORGET ! !
My precious son——-CASTRATED
My nephew——-SHOT—– RAPED——BURNED ALIVE
My dear sister———MUTILATED
My child whom I vowed to always protect———RAPED, BEATEN,
My very dearest friend——–DISMEMBERED—— THROWN AWAY IN THE
TRASH—–BURNED——-SHOT———BREAST REMOVED———GENITALS CUT
OFF———SODOMIZED————TORTURED FOR 4 DAYS———–DRAIN CLEANER POURED
To those who wish to
minimize this: To those in politics and the media: Do you NOW
feel our rage? Do you NOW understand? Can you hear us now Paula
Zahn? NO MORE. NEVER AGAIN will we let this happen. You can no
longer keep a lid on this seething cauldron. It is you, our
“leaders” and the media that have made some people think they
are entitled to CARJACK, RAPE, BEAT, SHOOT, SODOMIZE, BURN
ALIVE, CASTRATE, POUR DRAIN CLEANER DOWN THROAT, DISMEMBER and
PUT IN TRASH BAGS our children, our husbands, our wives, our
lovers, our brothers, our sisters, our aunts, our uncles, our
parents, our grandparents, our friends and our neighbors. This
is not some game. These are our lives. We are more than votes.
We are more than part of an agenda. We are more than the
mindless consumers you take us for. We are real human beings,
with real feelings. These are OUR children whose torture and
murder you refuse to report. And it is us you call hateful when
we dare to protest.
But this time, no more.
CHANNON CHRISTIAN and
CHANNON CHRISTIAN and CHRISTOPHER NEWSOM.
CHANNON CHRISTIAN and CHRISTOPHER NEWSOM.
We are not going to
forget as you so desperately want us to.
by R. Cort Kirkwood
five whites carjacked a
black couple, tortured them
for hours, then dumped the
bodies, the national news
media would descend upon the
benighted city in which the
dastardly crime occurred
and, having reported the
unspeakable deeds, subject
the rest of us to rants on
racism and harangues on
hate. It happened with James
Byrd, the black man dragged
to death behind a car in
Jasper, Texas, and it
happens even when the crimes
are fictive, as with
huckstress Tawana Brawley
and, more recently, the
lacrosse team at Duke
University. In such cases,
we are told that whether or
not the crimes actually
occurred does not matter: We
learn a lesson simply in
The truth is, we are never
permitted to contemplate the
truth about race and crime.
Most interracial crime
involves blacks harming
whites, and federal
statistics show that blacks
commit more hate crimes than
whites. The news media’s
stiff-necked refusal to
report these facts is
escalating and indisputable,
as several recent cases
show, and invites us to
question why so many news
to disclosing so many
unwelcome facts about so
many subjects—are so
unwilling to examine this
one. “Liberal media bias”
isn’t the only answer.
Something else is at work.
First, a few examples. The
murders of Christopher
Newsom and Channon Christian
in Knoxville, Tennessee,
merited almost no attention
from the national news media
and none from the New York
Times. According to police,
on January 7, a band of
black criminals carjacked
the pair, then treated them
to a nightmare of sexual
torture. The gang raped
Newsom, shot him, burned him
with gasoline, wrapped him
in bedding, then set him
ablaze. Afterward, they
dumped his body on nearby
railroad tracks. They forced
Christian to watch this and
repeatedly (and savagely)
raped her, then sprayed
liquid cleaner in her mouth
to erase their residual DNA.
After killing her, the thugs
placed her in trash bags and
stuffed her in a garbage
can. Five suspects await
On Halloween, three white
girls approached a haunted
maze in the backyard of a
home in Long Beach,
California. A group of a
dozen black boys, according
to newspaper accounts, began
taunting them. The boys
grabbed their crotches,
asking, “Are you down with
it?” The girls went through
the maze, but when they
returned to the front yard,
the boys were waiting to
taunt them again. Then they
heard another male voice
declare, “I hate white
people.” “White bitches,”
others shouted. The girls
started to leave, but a mob
of about 30 blacks,
including young girls,
gathered and pelted them
with pumpkins and lemons.
“We hate white people,” they
hollered, “f–king white
people.” When the
defenseless girls tried to
flee, the mob attacked in
full force, beating and
stomping the first victim to
the ground. When she tried
to fight back, a black man
smashed her head with a
skateboard, then hit her
again when she was on the
ground, unconscious. The mob
kicked her anyway. When one
friend tried to rescue her,
the mob swarmed, punched her
until she dropped, then
stomped, and kicked her on
the ground. She received 12
facial fractures and severe
damage to one of her eyes.
The third girl also tried to
help, but the mob beat her
to a pulp—again, kicking and
stomping her when they got
her on the ground.
The judge tossed out DNA
evidence from a victim’s
blood on one attacker’s
clothes because, one news
report said, it would
complicate the case.
Ultimately, he sentenced
those found guilty to house
arrest and probation. Again,
the New York Times and other
national news media mostly
ignored it. No wondering how
it could happen. No
soul-searching. No lectures
on racism from the
Jesse Jackson, or Al
In April 2005, a mob of 30
blacks attacked four white
girls at Marine Park in
Brooklyn, New York, shouting
“black power,” according to
the small weekly that
covered it, and invoking
Martin Luther King, Jr. Two
of the victims landed in the
hospital, one with a broken
nose. Immediately, police
denied this was a hate
crime. The national news
media ignored it. And again,
the Rainbow Coalition took a
On December 14, 2000, two
black brothers, Jonathan and
Reginald Carr, invaded the
Wichita home of Jason Befort
and his two friends, Bradley
Heyka and Aaron Sandler, who
were entertaining Befort’s
girlfriend, Heather Muller,
and Sandler’s former
girlfriend (“H.G.”). (Sandler
was then studying for the
priesthood.) As with the
carjacking in Knoxville, the
black men, ending a
week-long feral rampage,
subjected their five white
victims to an orgy of sexual
torture nearly beyond
description. After beating
the men senseless, they
forced the women to have
sex, attempted to force the
men to have sex with the
women, then raped and
sodomized the women. They
robbed them and drove the
naked (the women were clad
only in sweaters) victims to
a field and executed four of
them. H.G., having been shot
in the head and run over
repeatedly with a truck,
managed to survive. Despite
H.G.’s testimony, which
indicated that the brothers
made numerous racial slurs
while torturing and
attempting to kill her,
prosecutors hotly denied
that this was a hate crime.
Again, the national news
media ignored the story.
Stories about all these
crimes appeared in local
newspapers and on local
television news. (Even local
media often omit the race of
the suspect.) Somehow, these
stories never rocketed to
the editorial stratosphere
of CBS, CNN, the Washington
Post, or the New York Times.
Some national-news websites
published a smattering of AP
stories about these crimes.
Had they involved whites
attacking blacks, all of
these news organizations
would have dispatched staff
producers, and cameramen to
get the story.
That is exactly what
happened when three white
lacrosse players at Duke
University were accused of
raping a black stripper at
an off-campus party; the
national news media
descended in full force. The
charges smeared the team,
and the Duke lacrosse season
was canceled. Hundreds of
stories appeared about this
fictive crime—a case in
which the prosecutor was
forced to quit and may be
disbarred for egregious
ethical violations. The New
York Times, the Washington
Post, and the major
unlimbered a blunderbuss and
sprayed us with stories. It
was time to search our souls
for racism. For intolerance.
For bigotry. For a crime
that never happened. Of
course, Durham was recently
the site of a rape at an
off-campus party at which
men from Duke were present.
The national news media
ignored it, and the Raleigh
News and Observer eliminated
race in its description of
both the party and the
suspect. A black fraternity
hosted the party. The
suspect is black; the victim
The leftists who run the
national news media know
what they are doing, and
they won’t confront the
truth about race and crime;
that would require reforming
their thoughts about the
world and undermine their
declared agenda. The news
media are obsessed with
“diversity,” as Bill McGowen
demonstrated in Coloring the
News, his book on how the
media spins stories because
of race. Some topics,
action, are taboo in
newsrooms. For example, when
the New York Times exposed
rank incompetence and
rampant criminality among
rookies in the NYPD, it
failed to disclose how or
why such incompetence and
criminality crept into the
ranks: Hiring standards had
been lowered to promote
minorities in the name of
In journalism, the last few
years have been one long
chin-wag about diversity.
The potentates of journalism
discuss it with religious
fervor. Editors receive
dogmatic flyers and
importuning them to hire
minority applicants and
interns and to attend
minority job fairs. They
receive surveys designed to
measure the racial and sex
complexion of newsrooms. The
American Society of
Newspaper Editors proclaims,
“We count the number of
journalists, their gender
[sic] and race” in order to
“help newsrooms think about
diversity.” The society
sponsors a silly project
called “Time Out for
Accuracy and Diversity.” Of
course, accuracy never
trumps diversity. The
publisher of the New York
Times has said that
diversity is the most
important issue facing his
newspaper; this is how
Jayson Blair, a serial liar
with a long rap sheet of
plagiarism and mendacity,
slipped through the cracks.
This leftist obsession with
diversity and race in the
newsroom informs the media’s
coverage of crime,
crime. In a letter posted on
the forum at Romenesko, on
the website of the Poynter
Institute, David Mills, a
former writer for the
Washington Times, hammered
the Los Angeles Times for
ignoring the mob melee at
Long Beach. “You don’t have
to be a card-carrying
Klansman,” Mills wrote,
to point out that the LA
Times surely would be
treating this story
differently if three
black women had been
attacked by 30 white
teenagers hurling words
like “F— black people.”
Columnists and editorial
writers would be rending
agonizing over the
meaning of such a brutal
crime. . . .
The Halloween mob
assault appears to be
the worst instance of
in Southern California
since Reginald Denny
took a cinder block to
the head. Why is the LA
Times covering it so
grudgingly? The only
reference to the
beatings on the op-ed
page came last Sunday,
when Michael McGough, a
senior editorial writer,
wrote of this case: “I
wouldn’t dare to
prejudge [it] even if
the facts weren’t so
murky.” He then fretted
that an “unintended
hate-crime laws is that
“such laws could end up
punishing blacks who
commit violence against
whites—which is a far
cry from the historical
experience that inspired
Say what? I didn’t
realize that hate-crime
laws were supposed to
punish only white
people. Presented with a
shocking instance of
the Times thinks the
only larger issue worth
discussing is whether
McGough’s point was that
blacks are incapable of
racism and hate crimes; they
are perpetual victims. No
wonder the national news
media refuses to report
crimes. Just as “diversity”
trumps competence in the
crime always trumps its
The media’s morality play
about unbridled white racism
is a perilous fairy tale
that justifies the media’s
racial agenda not just for
newsrooms but for society at
large. Moreover, whites are
increasingly angry about the
media’s treatment of blacks
and crime, which undermines
what little credibility the
media have and energizes
unfair and unjust remarks
and rage about blacks in
general. This, in turn,
breeds the very racial
animosity the dim bulbs in
the news media claim they
want to erase. Yet admitting
the truth would undermine
the media’s hectoring,
obnoxious propaganda, which
insists that whites are
oppressors and blacks are
victims, and would deprive
the race hustlers and
cultural leftists of the
crowning symbol that permits
them to rig the courts and
spin the news: the racist
Cort Kirkwood is the author
Men: Ten Courageous
Americans to Know and Admire
This article first appeared
Chronicles: A Magazine of
Amazing Expo Of "Hate Crime"
(Apollonian, 11 Jun 07)
The story for blog-topic on Hal Turner (see
blog, "Finally," "What is a Hate Crime?" by
Howard Witt, of Chicago Tribune (copied just
below), is amazing for the "mainstream" news
and print-media. For story (AMAZINGLY)
pretty fairly covered the basic issue: WHAT
IS A HATE CRIME, anyway?--indeed--it can get
"convoluted" pretty easily. Hate itself is
mere aversion with intensity;
"hate-crime"?--it's an entire universe in
And here's the crusher to the story: the
quote to effect there's "absolutely no proof
it was 'hate' crime"--this according to one
"John Gill," a shyster and special-pleader
for Knox county D.A. For this then is bold
logic, boldly stated as conclusive truth for
PROTECTION OF WHITE CITIZENS--imagine.
Blacks certainly had CONTEMPT for the
particular white victims, Christian and
Newsom, without a doubt. So consider: if
there was no "hatred" attached, then it
surely was a very COLD-BLOODED type of
contempt, without a doubt.
And isn't it also interesting blacks surely
had no FEAR of white people, did they?--nor
of any law-enforcement which would protect
white volk. After all, black murderers have
John Gill to make excuses to defend them.
My question however is Who would speak thus?
(about "no proof for hate crime")--but
queers, with queer logic? OBSERVE QUEERS
THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS TREASONOUS
PRESUMPTION AGAINST WHITE VOLK. No "proof"
for "hate"? Queers think they have defense
in stupidity, evidently. But stupidity will
not be accepted as defense for treason,
treason to the white people, native people
of USA. And by "white," I do not mean Jew,
as Jews must obviously remain separate (to
confuse Jews as "white" is literal
First, one knows and must suspect
immediately Gill is connected with
for expo/ref. on CFR-Bilderberg conspiracy),
getting lots of those COUNTERFEITED funds
for expo/ref. on Federal Reserve Bank [Fed]
counterfeiting fraud/scam/conspiracy), one
way or another. COUNTERFEITED FUNDS FUELS
COUNTERFEITED LOGIC for shyster expression
of treason/contempt/hatred of white people
as in Gill's case.
FOR AGAIN, THE NEXT QUESTION IS, OBVIOUSLY,
what pray, IS "hate" crime? And the story
actually does give good suggestion by
parents of victim:
"Newsom's parents do not accept that logic.
"If this wasn't a hate crime, then I don't
know how you would define a hate crime,"
said Mary Newsom, Christopher's mother. "It
may have started out as a carjacking, but
what it developed into was blacks hating
whites. To do the things they did, they
would have to hate them to do that."
Now imagine the Jew-friendly special pleader
(perhaps a queer, using queer logic),
shyster TRAITOR, ENEMY OF WHITE PEOPLE, Mr.
Gill, COULDN'T THINK OF MS. NEWSOM'S
LOGIC?--Knox County actually hired stupid
anti-white QUEER like Gill?--who went to
school to learn such TREASON AGAINST WHITE
VOLK, CONTEMPT FOR HUMANITY--it wasn't a
Observe shyster Gill (possibly a queer,
never forget) is himself simply and
obviously guilty of literal "hate" and
contempt not only for white folk--BUT FOR
ALL/ANY HUMANITY just generally, not to
mention reason, logic, and objective,
Next imagine how blacks are presumed by such
queers to NOT HATE whites (or be guilty of
such 'hate')--while whites are automatically
suspected of hate crime, necessarily--as
whole purpose to such "hate" law is to
intimidate the native white citizens of the
land by invaders/enemies, Jews and traitor
queers, among others, like blacks.
How can whites NOT be suspicious (indicating
natural "hatred"/aversion) of any non-whites
in their own land (like criminal anti-Christ
Jews, aside fm cannibalistic negroids)?
Who, but who, could possibly seriously
imagine whites could be guilty of any such
pretended "crime" of hatred of others (like
Jews) in white's own country?--BUT JEWS (for
it would be beyond negroids' imagination to
try getting away with such stupidity for
logic on their own, surely)? It's then
another subject entirely as to exactly how
Jews perpetrate this kind of perverse
anti-white logic--as by means of repetition,
by means of "Jews-media" (see below ref.)
control of public education, etc.
Another observation is negroidal psychopaths
are thereby ENCOURAGED to justify killing
white folk by just such "tolerant" logic as
Gill's, so prejudicial to and against white
Thus in one story fm Jews-media, (a) we see
all the necessary answers and evidence for
the "hate crime" issue, and exactly how
Jews' media (see
Rules America?" bottom frontpage for
expo/ref. on Jew media monopoly) and
Judeo-conspirators promote the race war
against whites as by means of "hate
crime"--(b) verified further as by masterful
logic of Mr. Gill, surely a queer, who
demonstrably and so well/much ENCOURAGES
BLACKS TO HATE AND TO KILL WHITES.
"No 'proof' of 'hate crime'?"--indeed--we
see the whole system of race war against
white volk, integral part of Orwellian
"perpetual war for perpetual peace,"
internal to Mammon empire (USA), as well as
such aggression overseas, as in Iraq/Afgan.
PROOF IS OVERWHELMING--as is motivation and
mentality for "hate" and race-war, and
promotion and encouragement thereto by such
as Mr Gill, integral part of
Judeo-conspiracy--even if mostly as dupe,
perhaps not so much as fully deliberate
conspirator (for queers ARE pretty stupid,
CONCLUSION: So now good Christian patriots
and anti-semitic comrades, u see how every
once in a long time, a worthwhile "news"
story gets out on Jews-media, and truly
great journalist like our Hal Turner grabs
it for us and our information--by which
we'll surely achieve EPIPHANY, losing "fear
of the Jews" and counterfeit criminal
conspirators of present-day. Hal Turner is a
journalist AND a rhetorical master (for
radio-waves) who deserves his WEIGHT IN
GOLD, indubitably. Honest elections and
death to the Fed. Apollonian
-----------above essay by Apollonian in
ref./response to below-copied--------------
What is a hate crime?
Some are asking why no media outcry over
murders in which victims were white and
suspects are black
By Howard Witt Tribune
Published June 10, 2007
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- What happened to Channon
Christian and Christopher Newsom, a young
Knoxville couple out on an ordinary Saturday
night date, was undeniably brutal. The two
were carjacked, kidnapped, raped and finally
murdered during an ordeal of unimaginable
terror in January. But whether the attack was
a racial hate crime worthy of national media
attention is another question, one that has
now ignited a fierce dispute over the
definition of hate crimes and how the
mainstream media choose to cover America's
most discomfiting interracial attacks.
That's because the murders of Christian and
Newsom didn't fit the familiar contours of a
traditional Old South attack, in which
whites target blacks and reporters quickly
assume the motivation must have been
racial. Instead, the races were reversed:
Christian and Newsom were white; the three
men and one woman charged with their murders
are black. And the failure of the story to
gain much media attention outside of the
Knoxville area has galvanized conservative
commentators across the country who insist
the case offers clear evidence of liberal
bias in the major media. They have launched a
broad Internet campaign, waged via blogs,
e-mails and YouTube videos, to counter what
they regard as suppression of a story about
an anti-white hate crime. "There is a
discomfort level [in the national media]
with stories that have black assailants and
white victims," said Michelle Malkin, a
prominent conservative newspaper columnist
and TV commentator who has featured the
Knoxville case on her Web site. "If it
doesn't fit some sort of predetermined
narrative of how we view taboo subjects like
race and crime, there's a disinclination to
cover it." Country music star Charlie
Daniels, who lives 150 miles from Knoxville,
contrasted scant coverage of the
Christian-Newsom murders with the national
media frenzy that erupted last year when a
black woman accused three white members of
the Duke University lacrosse team of raping
her at a party. The white players were
cleared in April after the accuser proved
unreliable and no evidence corroborated a
crime. "If this [Knoxville case] had been
white on black crime, Al Sharpton and Jesse
Jackson and their ilk would have descended
on Knoxville like a swarm of angry bees,"
Daniels wrote on his Web site. "I guess the
lack of TV cameras discouraged them."
Cause celebre for extremists Neo-Nazis and
other white supremacists have jumped on the
case as well, drawn to the state where the
Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1865. Hate
groups have organized rallies in Knoxville
and set up Web sites under the victims'
names to spew racial invective. But it's not
just conservative whites and extremists who
have criticized the national silence over
the Knoxville case. "Black leaders are not
eager to take this on because it's one more
thing that would cast a negative light on
African-Americans," said Earl Ofari
Hutchinson, an author and nationally
syndicated black columnist who has written
frequently about the reluctance of black
leaders to denounce crimes committed by
blacks against whites. "There's already an
ancient stereotype that blacks are more
violent and crime-prone, anyway. "Rev. Ezra
Maize, the president of the Knoxville
chapter of the NAACP, has been one of the
few black leaders to address the case. "It
doesn't make me uncomfortable speaking out
against this crime because it was
African-Americans [allegedly] committing a
crime against Caucasians," Maize said. "It's
not a black-and-white issue. It's a
right-and-wrong issue. Those who committed
this crime were unjust in doing so and they
should pay the penalty."
Carjacked, then kidnapped The murders of
Newsom and Christian have resonated because
they play into some of the deepest fears of
urban crime harbored by many Americans. By
all the accounts of authorities, the
couple—Newsom, 23, was a talented carpenter
and former high school baseball star;
Christian, 21, was a senior at the
University of Tennessee—fell victim to a
random carjacking Jan. 6 in the parking lot
of an apartment complex where they had gone
to visit friends. Authorities say the
couple's assailants, some of them
ex-convicts, forced their victims to drive
at gunpoint to a clapboard house in one of
Knoxville's roughest neighborhoods, where
both victims were raped and then killed.
Newsom's body, shot and burned, was found
dumped beside nearby railroad tracks, while
Christian, who was strangled, was found
bundled in plastic garbage bags inside the
house. State prosecutors have lodged murder,
rape and other charges against brothers
Lemaricus Davidson, 25, and Letalvis Cobbins,
24; Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,
18; and George Thomas, 24. Their trials are
set for next year, and officials have not
yet revealed whether they will seek the
death penalty. A fifth suspect was charged
in federal court as an accessory. Yet as
brutal as the crime was, Knoxville
authorities have strongly denied that it was
racially motivated. And they have sought to
correct rumors, eagerly spread by white
supremacist Web sites, that the couple had
been sexually mutilated before they were
killed and their bodies dismembered
afterward. "There is absolutely no proof of
a hate crime," said John Gill, special
counsel to Knox County District Atty. Randy
Nichols. "It was a terrible crime, a
horrendous crime, but race was not a motive.
We know from our investigation that the
people charged in this case were friends
with white people, socialized with white
people, dated white people. So not only is
there no evidence of any racial animus,
there's evidence to the contrary. "Newsom's
parents do not accept that logic. "If this
wasn't a hate crime, then I don't know how
you would define a hate crime," said Mary
Newsom, Christopher's mother. "It may have
started out as a carjacking, but what it
developed into was blacks hating whites. To
do the things they did, they would have to
hate them to do that."
Conservatives cite examples Official hate
crime or not, to most conservative critics
what the Knoxville case illustrates is the
general reluctance of the mainstream media
to report black-on-white crimes. As
examples, many cite a 1999 incident in North
Charleston, S.C., in which seven black
youths attacked two white bicyclists riding
through their neighborhood, leaving one
permanently disabled; a 2000 mass-murder
case in Wichita, Kan., in which two black
brothers kidnapped and killed four white
victims; and an attack last year in Long
Beach, Calif., in which 11 black teenagers
attacked and severely beat three young white
women. Only the Long Beach case was charged
by local authorities as a hate crime, and
none of the stories drew sustained national
attention. "You've seen a lot of people with
impeccable credentials making the point that
the press does play up white-on-black crime
and play down black-on-white crime," said
Glenn Reynolds, a University of Tennessee
law professor who publishes political and
media commentaries on his widely read
Instapundit blog. "I think it's a fair
criticism. And it just empowers the crazies
when the mainstream media soft-pedals this
stuff. "In reality, statistics from the FBI
and the U.S. Department of Justice offer a
mixed picture of crime and race in America.
What the statistics say on one hand,
African-Americans bear the brunt of violent
crime in the U.S.: In 2005, the most recent
year for which statistics are available,
blacks were more than twice as likely as
whites to fall victim to serious violent
crime, most often at the hands of other
blacks. Blacks are also the overwhelming
majority of victims of attacks recorded by
the FBI as hate crimes. In 2005, blacks were
the victims in 68 percent of nearly 5,000
hate-crime incidents nationwide, while
whites were the victims in 20 percent of the
cases. Whites accounted for60 percent of
known hate-crime offenders, while blacks
accounted for 20 percent. But on the other
hand, when overall cross-racial violent
crimes are tabulated—including incidents not
formally classified as racially motivated
hate crimes—Justice Department statistics
show that blacks attack whites far more
often than whites attack blacks. In 2005,
there were more than 645,000 victims of
cross-racial violent crimes between blacks
and whites in the U.S. In 90 percent of
those crimes, black offenders attacked white
victims. "In the old days," said Hutchinson,
contemplating that statistic, "when you said
'hate crimes,' it was automatic—whites
victimizing blacks. Today you have to pause
for a minute and not make automatic
Copyright © 2007,
Linder Issues Challenge to
black Supremacist Leonard Pitts
...Alex Linder, the editor
of the Vanguard News Network
and the leader of the May
Memorial Rally in Knoxville,
challenges you to a debate
on the race issue, anytime,
anywhere, under any
circumstances. The challenge
is publicly posted
Your column "Cry Me A
River", like so many of your
others, reeked of anti-white
bias. You judge whites
solely on the circumstances
enjoyed by the white elite,
and know nothing about what
working-class whites face.
Working-class whites have
had jobs stolen from them
through mass immigration and
affirmative action. And,
according to a new article
in the Chicago Tribune,
constitute 90% of all
Forty-three years ago, we
gave you equality through
the Civil Rights Act of
1964. Yet instead of
gratitude, you people have
given us back 43 years of
attitude. You burned down
our cities when you didn't
get your way. You demanded
endless concessions from us;
when equality didn't
dramatically improve your
affirmative action. Now you
demand reparations. You wage
war against classic symbols
like the Confederate Battle
Flag. You put a womanizing
plagiarist's name (MLK) on
streets in nearly every
major city on this country.
Your disgusting, obscene,
primeval rap music turned
white youth into purposeless
whiggers and white girls
into "hos". Yet all we ever
hear from you is how
"racist" we are.
Well, guess what? Now I am a
proud racist, and your
columns helped changed my
attitude, because you
personify the hatred black
America holds for white
America. Nothing we whites
ever say or do will convince
you that we aren't racist,
so we decided it's not worth
trying. The May 26th rally
was just a warm-up; the June
16th rally will be bigger.
Game over: diversity =
= Communism, coerced
integration is a failure,
and we will have an end to
all of it. Nothing else will
do. Knoxville will become
for us what Selma was for
Accept Alex Linder's
challenge of a debate, if
you have a shred of
intellectual honesty left.
Journalist Leonard Pitts Tells Whites
that are Concerned about Black on White Crime
to "Cry Me a River."
If anyone reading this knows how to contact
Channon Christian or Chris Newsom's parents,
please send them Leonard Pitt's article and
tell them Pitt's said to "Cry me a river" in
regards to their children's death.
the article Pitts wrote, I've
highlighted in red some of his more
'racist' and insensitive points. I want
a public apology and I want the Miami
Herald and all other newspapers that
print his crap to fire him. Remember
Imus? After reading Pitt's article,
please feel free to call him at home and
maybe send him a postcard. As you read
this article try as hard as you can to
imagine a white man writing the same
thing about black victims of a crime
perpetrated by whites. When Pitt's says
he doesn't believe the crime was a hate
crime what is he really saying? Isn't he
saying that blacks can't commit a hate
crime if their victim is white?
Pitts, born October 11, 1957, is a
resident of Bowie, Maryland and lives at
15016 NEBRASKA LN BOWIE, MD 20716 with
his wife, Marilyn. You can call him at
According to Bill White Pitt's wife gets
very upset when you call. LOL Directions
to and satellite imagery of Pitt's home
Dave Wilson's email address - Dave is
ENOUGH WITH PHONY WHITE VICTIMHOOD
amazes me when white people put on the
victim hat. As in victim of racial
oppression. By any measure -- health,
education, economics, employment --
white Americans enjoy a superior
standard of living. If that's racial
oppression, sign me up.
But still, one occasionally hears
that subset of my white countrymen who
feel put-upon by big, bad racial
minorities. This is one of those times.
And Knoxville, Tenn., has become the
capital city of that lunatic fringe.
It seems that in January, a young white
couple, Channon Christian and
Christopher Newsom, were victims of a
brutal crime. They were carjacked,
kidnapped and raped. Cleaning fluid was
sprayed into Christian's mouth. She was
stuffed in a trash can and apparently
suffocated. Newsom was shot and set
afire. His body was dumped. Five blacks,
one a woman, have been arrested. [Now
compare this to the fake Duke Lacrosse
Rape and the media coverage it enjoyed].
The story made headlines around
Knoxville. It was unnoticed nationally.
That has changed. A constellation of
white supremacists and conservative
bloggers [As far as Pitt's is
concerned anyone that is a conservative
is probably a white supremacist]
has pushed the story into the national
limelight as illustration of their
argument that news media, constrained by
political correctness, refuse to report
black-on-white crime while pulling out
all the stops when crime is white on
black, as in the Duke University
I would see their Duke case and raise
them a Central Park jogger, but what do
Anyway, bloggers such as Michael Oliver
have chastised the "liberal, biased,
mainstream media" for missing the
Knoxville story. He asked, "Had the
roles been reversed, would the media
ignore such a horrific crime?" [Nope]
Truth is, media ignore horrific crimes
all the time. Space is limited and
growing more so. Which means the story
that catches fire usually has some
element beyond gruesomeness to sell it.
In the Duke case, it was class,
privilege, sex and race that did it.
Not that I expect Oliver or other
"oppressed" white people to pay
attention to something so trivial as
fact. [Yes, Pitt's thinks tthat if
you're concerned about the enormous
amount of black on white crime you are
probably stupid, i.e. not interested in
facts] They're too busy demanding
that this case be tried as a hate crime
-- even though police say there's no
evidence the couple were targeted for
any other reason than that they were
there. And on May 26, white supremacists
held -- I kid you not -- a "rally
against genocide" in Knoxville.
Part of me thinks I should consider the
source and let this slide. But the
argument being advanced here is so
utterly, abysmally, stupidly,
self-servingly wrong that I cannot help
Black crime against whites is
underreported? On what planet? Study
after study and expert after expert tell
a completely different story.
For instance, there's "Off Balance:
Youth, Race and Crime in the News," a
2001 report that concluded: Blacks and
Latinos are underrepresented in news
media as victims of crime and
significantly overrepresented as
perpetrators, based on crime statistics;
newspaper articles about white homicide
victims are longer and more frequent
than those about black ones; and
interracial violent crime is more likely
to be reported, even though it is just
about the rarest kind of violent crime.
And here I'm obligated, because I'm
black, to say that if the defendants in
this case did what they are accused of
doing, I'd be happy to see them rot
under the jailhouse. Sadly, that needs
saying, because there are people who
will not take it as a given.
But with that obligation fulfilled, let
me add that I am likewise unkindly
disposed toward the crackpots,
incendiaries and flat-out racists who
have chosen this tragedy upon which to
take an obscene and ludicrous stand. I
have four words for them and any other
white Americans who feel themselves
Cry me a river.
an apology and I demand that the Miami
Herald fire Pitt's immediately! -
Nothing else will be sufficient]
I had a dream
By BILL MAXWELL
Published May 13, 2007
columnist and editorial board member Bill Maxwell kept a
promise to himself, to become a professor at a small
historically black college, to nurture needy students the
way that mentors had encouraged him as a young man. It was
tougher than he had anticipated.
By BILL MAXWELL
Published May 13, 2007
Stillman College congregate in front of the Hay
Center on campus this month, long after Maxwell left
the faculty. In his time there, he found a few good
students but too many unprepared to do the work and
unwilling to make the effort. He was frustrated at
being unable to connect and make a difference.
[Times photo: Atoyia Deans]
The August sun
beat down and the temperature already was approaching 80 degrees
on Monday morning as I neared Stillman College. This would be my
first day as a professor at this small historically black school
in Tuscaloosa, an old Southern city of fewer than 80, 000
residents where the University of Alabama and the Crimson Tide
football team overshadow everything else.
As I drove
through Stillman's black-iron main gate and approached Martin
Luther King Jr. Hall, a three-story men's dormitory, I was on a
mission to fulfill a promise to myself. The college was founded
in 1876, sits on a tidy 106 acres and has an enrollment of fewer
than 1, 000 students. Many locals see the campus as an oasis,
the only real symbol of hope in the most racially segregated,
most economically depressed part of Tuscaloosa. The original
front section of the campus, with its sprawling green lawn and
red brick buildings, has some of the grand magnolias that
greeted students at the turn of the 20th century.
13-year-old, unairconditioned Chevy Blazer past the guard house,
I became apprehensive when I noticed about a dozen male students
wearing baggy pants, oversized white T-shirts, expensive
sneakers and assorted bling standing around shooting the breeze.
At least two had "jailhouse tats" on their arms, crude tattoos
suggesting that these young men had spent time behind bars. They
carried no books or anything else to indicate they were on a
I got a good
look at their faces. I wanted to remember these young men if any
of them showed up in my classes.
several others sat on a low brick wall near the dorm entrance.
They, too, were clad like extras in a gangsta rap video. It was
a scene straight out of "the hood" - young black men seemingly
without direction or purpose, hanging out on the corner. In this
case, they were hanging out on what is popularly known as "The
Yard" on a college campus where they were supposed to be
preparing for a more productive life.
I had expected
a more collegiate scene on Aug. 9, 2004.
A year before
coming to Stillman, I had written a commentary for the St.
Petersburg Times arguing that Historically Black Colleges and
Universities, or HBCUs, remain viable. I further argued that
given the increasing reliance on standardized tests to determine
college admission and given the nation's conservative turn,
HBCUs are needed more than ever to provide an opportunity for
many young blacks who otherwise never would be able to attend
college because of factors such as low standardized test scores
and criminal records.
There are 106
HBCUs in 24 states, and they are mostly in the South. They are
public and relatively well-funded, such as Florida A&M
University in Tallahassee; private and well-financed with solid
academic reputations, such as Howard University in Washington,
Spelman College and Morehouse College in Atlanta and Hampton
University in Virginia. They are also tiny, poor and struggling,
such as Stillman. They offer four-year and two-year degrees,
liberal arts and technology paths. Some have graduate schools
and schools of law and medicine.
Before the 1964
Civil Rights Act, these schools were the ticket to the good life
for blacks. But integration gradually siphoned off many of their
best kids, and HBCUs now enroll just 12 percent of all black
Yet I still
believed in these schools. So in 2004 I resigned from my job as
a St. Petersburg Times columnist and editorial writer that paid
more than $70, 000 a year to teach at Stillman for $33, 000 a
year. I wanted to fulfill a long-ago promise I made with the
professors who taught and nurtured me during the 1960s at two
historically black colleges, Wiley College in Marshall, Texas,
and Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach.
When I began my
first day at Stillman, I was channeling my experiences of long
ago. I would be a professor who would inspire and guide the
lives of young black women and men who wanted to become
As it turned
out, I would last just two years before returning to the Times.
I left the campus disheartened and disillusioned, and I
regretted leaving behind a handful of dedicated students with
real potential. Another graduating class has just left Stillman
through the same gates I first entered in 2004, but I no longer
feel welcome on campus.
I had chosen
Stillman for several reasons. I had friends in Tuscaloosa, and I
had a nostalgic connection dating back to 1964, when I helped
register voters who had sought the safety of the campus.
I also liked
Stillman president Ernest McNealey. An Alabama native, McNealey
wanted Stillman to have a strong journalism program. He knew
that newsrooms around the nation look for competent black
reporters and editors, and he wanted me to re-establish the
journalism major that had been discontinued in 1997. With an
effective program, we could find good jobs for many of our
graduates. He was the kind of man I wanted to work for.
With a $100,
000 gift from a Tampa donor, my colleagues and I re-established
the major during my first semester, and we set up a modest
scholarship. After that, my main responsibilities were managing
the program, teaching and recruiting students and co-advising
the student newspaper.
your seats and be quiet!'
At 8 on that
first morning, I met my freshman English class. I had
volunteered to teach it because I wanted to assess the writing
skills of the students in general. Because the chairman of my
department had promised me small classes, I had expected no more
than 15 students. Instead, I faced 33. All were black; more than
half were women. Four of the men had been in front of King Hall
The room was
noisy, and two who had been in front of King Hall were horsing
around. I put my books on the table and raised an arm for
silence. When only a few students paid attention I raised my arm
again, and this time I yelled.
knock it off! Take your seats and be quiet!"
I could not
believe that I had to yell for college students to behave in a
classroom. This is not going to be a good experience, I thought,
unfolding the roster and preparing to call the roll. When I
could not pronounce the second name on the list, I knew for sure
I was in big trouble. As I fumbled with the strange combinations
of alphabets and apostrophes, the class roared.
"He can't even
read, " a student said.
conditioner was down, and sweat dripped from my face as I
struggled with the last name on the roll. After getting the room
quiet, I instructed the students to "write an in-class essay of
no more than 500 words describing at least three positive or
negative things about your high school." I told them I would
read the essays and return them the next time we met.
"This is a
diagnostic essay, " I said. "I won't grade it. I simply want to
see how well you write. If you plan to major in journalism, I
want to see you after class. I will hand out the syllabus next
just two female students said they wanted to major in
journalism. During office hours and lunch, I read the essays. I
wondered what I had gotten myself into when only one paper
demonstrated college-level writing. During my 18 years of
previous college teaching, I had never seen such poor writing -
sentence fragments, run-on sentences, misspellings, wrong words
and illogical word order.
From one paper:
"In my high school, prejudism were bad and people feel like
nothing." From another essay: "Central High kids put there nose
in other people concern."
I was surprised
and disappointed that the two prospective journalism majors had
as many mistakes in their copy as their classmates.
I shared the
results with a colleague who had taught journalism and English
at Stillman for three years. Her response was discouraging. The
abysmal writing was par for the course, and I had better brace
myself if I intended to keep my sanity.
ain't taking this class'
I met my opinion writing and news writing/reporting classes. I
had five students in one and seven in the other. Again, I called
the roll and took writing samples. That night at home, I eagerly
read the papers. These budding journalism majors were the reason
I came to Stillman.
But after an
hour of reading, I did not see how any of them would become
reporters and editors without superhuman efforts on their part
and mine. None had any sense of how a news article comes
together. None knew how to write a compelling lead or how to use
the active voice. Only one, a young woman in the opinion writing
class, had written for a high school newspaper.
During the next
class meetings, I returned the papers. I did not mark the work,
but I explained the writing was disappointingly bad and that
they would have to work overtime to learn to write at an
acceptable level. All except the one student who had a decent
essay were outraged.
"I thought this
was going to be a real English class, " a student said.
I asked her
which high school she had attended and what she meant. The Selma
High School graduate said her English teacher had let students
spend most of their time discussing current events and writing
short paragraphs. They wrote one essay all term. Most of the
other students nodded approvingly. I did not tell the class that
Selma High was considered to be academically inferior. I did
tell them we would follow the syllabus, which required eight
essays and four revisions. I also told them they would have to
complete the grammar quizzes in the textbook. Everyone, except
the competent writer, groaned.
"I ain't taking
this class, " one of the students who had been in front of King
Hall said. He stood, nodded to his three friends and walked out
of the room. One of them followed. The other two stared at me
and scowled for the remainder of the period.
students in the other two classes accepted my criticism without
grumbling. In fact, they were pleased with the prospect of
learning how to write "like real reporters, " said Kristin
Heard, a freshman from Montgomery.
Even as I
attended my first faculty meeting in those first few days, I
sensed I might not belong at Stillman. During a break, I went to
the refreshment table for orange juice. I spoke to two black
professors already there.
Maxwell, right?" one asked.
"Right, " I
endowed chair, " he said slyly.
chair, " the other said.
They had a big
laugh at my expense.
scholar-in-residence, " I said, trying to save face.
beginning of my second year, I would find myself alienated from
most of the senior administrators and most of the longtime staff
members who were responsible for the day-to-day operations of
a colleague told me, was the result of a disease found at most
HBCUs: professional jealousy. The college president hired me as
the "scholar in residence" on a 10-month contract for a modest
salary. Some professors resented the arrangement because they
had been there for several years and were earning the same or
In addition to
re-establishing the journalism major, my duties included
teaching at least three courses and advising the student
newspaper. Unofficially, I was expected to be the guest speaker
at select campus functions and assist with public relations.
At least two
colleagues publicly complained that the president had created a
job for me and was spending money unnecessarily. Several
colleagues called me "McNealey's boy."
considered the whole affair to be childish and foolish, I was
offended and embarrassed.
Refusing to buy the book
After a week, I
faced another problem that my seasoned colleagues knew well but
failed to warn me about: Most Stillman students refuse to buy
their required textbooks. I discovered the problem on a Friday
when I met my English class to discuss the assigned essay in the
text. They were to write an essay in response to the reading.
student, the young man who wrote well, had read the essay. He
had the text in front of him. The others had not purchased the
text. I warned them that if they returned to class without their
books, they would receive an F. But only five of 31 students
brought their texts to the next class.
had book vouchers as part of their financial aid, so I told
those without books to walk with me to the bookstore, a distance
of about three football fields. Some did not follow me, and I
tried to remember who they were. At the store I watched students
wander around, obviously trying to avoid buying the book. Only
about eight wound up buying one.
I became angry
that I had to deal with such a self-destructive, juvenile
problem. I saw the refusal to buy the text as a collective act
of defiance. I knew that if I lost this battle, I would not have
any control in this class and no respect.
Monday, I went to class dreading a showdown. While calling the
roll, I asked the students to show me their texts. Eighteen
still did not have them. One said he had bought the book but
left it in his dorm room "by mistake." I told him to go get it.
He gathered his belongings and left. He never came to class
As promised, I
recorded an F for all students who did not bring their texts.
The last two young men from in front of King Hall walked out. I
saw myself as having failed them as a professor, but I was
relieved they were gone.
I also decided
to take away students' excuses for not having access to the
texts. I personally bought two copies of each book and put them
on reserve in the library. From time to time, I would check to
see who had used them. During the entire semester, the books
were used only six times.
average by most measures
As I settled
into my routine at Stillman that first fall, I researched the
backgrounds of the students in the English class. None had an
SAT score above 1000. The average combined SAT score for the
nation was 1026; the best possible score was 1600.
None of them
had taken advanced placement courses in school. Of the 33
students, 21 came from single-parent, low-income families who
lived mostly in Alabama. Some came from the state's Black Belt,
one of the poorest areas in the nation with some of the worst
public schools. The Black Belt's most famous town is Selma, home
of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the site of "Bloody Sunday, "
where state troopers and sheriff's deputies beat hundreds of
civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965.
Of the nearly
1, 000 students on campus, all but 100 or so received financial
aid and loans. Nearly everyone qualified for federal Pell
grants. I had come to campus having read studies showing that
students in this demographic group tend to perform below average
by most academic measures.
being disheartened, I remembered I was much like my students as
a 17-year-old freshman at Wiley College not knowing what to
expect. Unlike the majority of my students at Stillman, though,
I was an avid reader. Even at age 13, I knew that I wanted be a
writer. I was determined to learn my first day at Wiley, which I
attended from 1963 to 1965.
football my first semester. During the second semester, I gave
up my football scholarship and got a federal student loan. I
wanted to devote all of my time to my studies and to reading on
my own. And I was not alone. Many of my schoolmates were
similarly inspired after a few months on our tiny East Texas
I also had
caring professors who introduced the life of the mind to this
kid reared as a migrant farm worker in labor camps up and down
the eastern United States. My professors were intellectuals, and
I wanted to be just like them. Our professors - whether we liked
them or hated them - were gods, and we were to learn all we
could from them.
For many of us,
Wiley was the only opportunity to earn a four-year degree. Jim
Crow barred us from most colleges and universities in the South,
and our low ACT and SAT scores disqualified us from attending
most other campuses nationwide. Wiley was our lifeline to
professional success. And we knew it.
at Stillman often had a lower assessment of their professors,
there were some highly dedicated teachers who were not there for
money or fame. Most earned doctorates from some of the nation's
best universities. Of the college's 88 full-time professors
during my time there, about 70 percent were white. Stillman was
typical of the overwhelming majority of other HBCUs, where white
professors outnumber black professors, a trend pejoratively
referred to as the "whitening" of the HBCU faculty. A major
reason for this phenomenon is that mainline universities seeking
ethnic diversity on their faculties heavily recruit new black
Ph.D.s and specialists. Another reason is that many black Ph.D.s
see teaching at the HBCU as being "drudge work" - a step down,
not a step up.
As far as I
could tell, black and white professors were collegial to one
another, and I never heard of any serious racial conflicts. I
did hear several black students complain about having so many
white professors in a historically black environment.
Jillian Freeman, a freshman cheerleader, said: "I came here
because I wanted black professors, but most of my professors are
white. I don't like this."
to Stillman, I had heard and read about the so-called
inferiority of the professors at HBCUs. Because Stillman was
essentially a teaching institution, the "publish or perish" rule
did not apply. But I was surprised that many of my colleagues
still had impressive scholarly publications.
I have taught
at several other colleges, and I must say that Stillman's
faculty, despite the low salaries, is highly competent. I
regularly sat in on lectures that were outstanding. Most are
dedicated to the institution and to the students. On any given
night, many professors return to campus to attend student
events. Professors also routinely spent their own money for
field trips and classroom supplies.
The college had
precious few young professors because they could not support
their families on the low salaries. Only older people who had
spouses earning decent salaries or who had other sources of
income could teach at Stillman without struggling financially. I
supplemented my much-envied salary with two small pensions and
money from freelance writing.
at my side
was one of the bright lights at Stillman and an ally in the
mission to groom young journalists. The professor, who is white,
had a doctorate in American literature and had written for
several magazines. She was a journalism instructor at the
University of Alabama until she was hired at Stillman for a
tenure-track position in 2000.
It wasn't an
first semester, I was overwhelmed with the workload, " she told
me during one of our gripe sessions. "I taught five classes and
revitalized the student newspaper. The president had shut it
down. It had become unprofessional. It looked like a yearbook
instead of a newspaper.
discouraged by the end of the year because of the workload. I
returned the next year only because the faculty members in the
English department were so supportive. We became close friends.
We felt a common bond because we had a handful of genuinely
developed a similar bond as we each taught about a dozen
journalism students my first semester. Together we urged the
students to read the Tuscaloosa News, which cost 50 cents, so we
could discuss the news and how the newspaper approached it. But
the newspaper had long ago removed its lone paper rack from
Stillman's campus because of theft and vandalism. The nearest
racks were several blocks away at two gas stations. None of our
students would walk that far to buy the newspaper, and only a
few would go online to read it.
"If you want to
be a piano player, " I often said in class, "you have to
practice playing the piano. If you want to be a reporter, you
have to read newspapers."
students brought the newspaper to class. So Lucinda and I used
our own money to buy each student a copy of the Tuscaloosa News
every morning. The students repaid us for about three weeks, but
when they stopped we kept buying it anyway. We knew some of them
were living from hand to mouth. We also bought enough copies of
the New York Times, the Birmingham News and USA Today for the
students to share each day.
weren't all we bought. Students at other college newspapers have
plenty of camera equipment. We bought dozens of disposable
cameras for students to take photographs to go along with their
stories for the student newspaper, the Tiger's Paw. We changed
the name to The Advance, a more mature-sounding name, during my
college newspapers are printed daily or weekly, we struggled to
publish one edition each semester. Of the 12 students on the
newspaper staff when I arrived, eight were English majors and
only three had journalism experience in high school.
Few efforts in
academia are tougher than trying to teach English majors how to
write like journalists. English majors tend to believe that
complicated prose and obfuscation are smart. Clear prose - the
bread and butter of journalism - is considered unsophisticated
and incapable of conveying deep thought and important ideas.
I had a hard
time getting students to use short words instead of long ones:
"ended" instead of "terminated;" "use" instead of "utilization;"
"aim" instead of "objective."
Bayne, a freshman from Tennessee, was an immediate exception.
After I graded three of her stories, she had an epiphany during
an individual grading session.
"I see what you
mean, " she said, studying my revision of one of her attempts at
pomposity. "Yours is better. It's real easy to read."
"That's what we
always want, " I said. "Simplicity is elegant."
She smiled and
read the rest of my revisions.
messages were lost
I tried my best
to cultivate a love of language and reading. Two sayings were on
my office door. One was a Chinese proverb: "It is only through
daily reading that you refresh your mind sufficiently to speak
wisely." The other came from me: "Being Smart is Acting Black."
messages were lost on students who had read so little growing up
and had never acquired basic academic skills. I was not
surprised to learn that only two of my students had read more
than three of the books most high school students have read,
books such as Moby Dick, The Sun Also Rises, The Color Purple
and Invisible Man.
Those of us who
were teaching the required general education courses - all of us
from the nation's respected universities, such as the University
of Chicago, Indiana University, the University of Florida and
Princeton - had to face a harsh reality. We primarily were
Every day in my
classes, I reviewed basic grammar and showed students how to use
the dictionary effectively, lessons normally taught in
elementary and middle school.
another major problem. Writing courses, especially journalism
courses, are labor intensive for students and the professors.
Reporting - going into the field, interviewing sources, finding
official records and verifying information for accuracy - is
essential. After most of my students continued to hand in
articles that had only one interview, I began requiring at least
four interviews, with the sources' telephone numbers, for each
story. Most of the students balked and continued to hand in work
with an insufficient number of interviews.
deadlines, a must in journalism, was yet another problem. Few of
my students regularly met the Monday deadline. I would deduct a
letter grade for each day the copy was late. Some students
received F's on all of their work. To avoid flunking them, I let
them write in class.
required them to show up, and I seldom had all students present.
Attending class seemed to be an inconvenience. The college had
an official attendance policy, but few professors followed it
strictly because most of our students would have flunked out
before mid-term. On most days, I did not call the roll. I simply
tried to remember who was present.
I recall the
afternoon I sat alone in my room waiting for the seven students
in the reporting class to show up. At 20 minutes past the hour,
a white colleague peeked in and saw me in the otherwise empty
had a serious assignment due?" he said.
We had a big
laugh. But it was a painful laugh.
Stillman way, " he said. "A lot of these kids won't attend
class, and, when they do, they walk in late. They're on CPT
(Colored People's Time)."
laughed with my colleague, I was ashamed that a white person so
easily joked about CPT.
have intellectual curiosity, " I said. "We weren't like that at
Wiley or Bethune-Cookman."
"I know what
This time, we
did not laugh. I gathered my books and newspapers, turned out
the lights and left.
I hardly ever
saw anyone take notes during lectures in the English class.
Instead, I had to regularly chastise students for text messaging
their friends and relatives and for going online to read
messages and send messages. The college issued free laptops to
all students who maintained a passing grade-point average.
confronted students about text messaging, I was met with
hostility. I even had a few students leave class to make calls
or send text messages. Two male students threatened to
physically attack Lucinda and another female professor because
they demanded that the students put away their laptops in class.
Each time, I
would leave the English class exhausted, angry and sad. I would
go home on many evenings during my first month wanting to cry,
and things didn't get much better as the year progressed.
I had come to
Stillman on the mission of my life: I wanted to be of use, to
help "uplift the race" as my professors had taught me. But as my
first school year ended in the spring, instead of feeling useful
and as if I were helping to uplift the race, I was feeling
helpless and irrelevant.
Much More Do We Have To Take?
How much more is the white
community supposed to take before they finally can take
no more? Am I the only one that senses a simmering rage
that is always just beneath the surface, ready to boil
over into violence if there were to be sufficient
With violent crime again on the rise and white people
being fully cognizant of who is responsible for the vast
majority of violent crime, what are we supposed to do?
Are we to just sit by and say nothing while our society
unravels completely? Say nothing as our young and our
elderly alike become the victims of angry young black
men who care about nothing and no one and have no
respect for the lives and property of other people?
Are we just supposed to pretend that we don't know the
truth about black criminality and continue to allow the
Jewish media to report only white on black crime while
completely ignoring truly horrific crimes committed by
blacks against whites?
I think my eyes were first opened wide to the problem of
black criminality during the Los Angeles riots of 1992
which happened in the wake of the trial of the police
officers accused of beating Rodney King.
I will never forget my shock and horror as I saw the
beating of Reginald Denny and other innocent white and
asian citizens who were being dragged out of their cars
and beaten to within an inch of their very lives for no
other reason than they were not black. How could someone
inflict a beating as severe as the one administered to
Reginald Denny and then dance around his prostrate form
in celebration of a job well done?
I watched the looting and burning of businesses with a
sense of sadness and rage as these unashamed black
people robbed their neighbours and attempted to take the
lives of dedicated police officers and firemen who were
there just trying to do their jobs.
Would white people react in the same manner given the
same circumstances? I asked myself that question and the
honest answer was no, I don't think they would......and
they didn't. I saw no white faces among the looters nor
among those destroying and burning businesses.
What conclusion could I draw other than that black
people are less honest, more violent and of lower moral
character than the average white person? It is patently
obvious that they are also more prone to impulsive
behaviour without so much as a thought as to the
consequences of their actions. Cameras focused on
grinning black faces who mugged for the photographers
while unashamedly loading up their arms with ill-gotten
goods that were someone else's livelihood and I was
embarrassed for them. But they weren't embarrassed.
I didn't want to have this opinion of the black
community but I couldn't deny what I had seen with my
own eyes and I couldn't pretend that what I had seen
hadn't disturbed me greatly because it had. No one wants
to see human beings behaving in such a despicable manner
and yet I couldn't delude myself as to the truth of what
I was seeing.
This view of the black community has only continued to
be reinforced over the years.
The O.J. Simpson trial was another glaring example. I
don't think there is any doubt (at least among rational
people who are honest with themselves) that O.J.
murdered two people viciously and in cold blood and yet
all the defense had to do was play the race card and
suddenly uttering a racial pejorative became a greater
crime than butchering two human beings to death.
The majority black jury heard the same evidence we all
heard and yet they were more interested in "socking it
to the white man" than they were in seeing justice done.
While the white community recoiled in horror at Mr.
Simpson's acquittal, the black community was in
celebration mode, high fiving each other and dancing in
Had the situation been reversed and a white man had been
acquitted of the unprovoked and brutal murder of two
black people I doubt very much that the white community
would have crowed about it. We would have been
horrified, I am sure of it. We would have felt that it
was a grave injustice and rightly so.
All of this just made me realize that the majority of
black people don't care about justice and making people
accountable for what they do. They only care about
getting back at whites in whichever way they can because
we are the devils and we are responsible for their
failure to thrive and succeed in America.
After watching the news in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
does anyone continue to harbour illusions about the
black community? Or did they openly display who and what
they are for the entire world to see? In white
communities devastated by the disaster they pulled
together and did what needed to be done without whining
about the slow response from government.
The behaviour of the mostly poor blacks in New Orleans
was beneath contempt. You know it and I know it. But the
media portrayed them as poor helpless victims yet again,
just as I knew they would. The black citizens of New
Orleans used this natural disaster to loot from their
neighbours, shoot at rescue helicopters, escape from
prison and to behave like wild animals without any
hesitation or self-restraint. What happened in the
Superdome while a hurricane raged outside is stomach
churning and reprehensible and yet the black community
is once again unapologetic.
We all saw the pictures of the predominately black
looters. Even black police officers were caught by
cameras helping themselves to merchandise that didn't
belong to them. Stealing necessities during a crisis is
one thing, stealing televsion sets, name brand running
shoes and DVDs is quite another.
I'm sick of the media trying to protect the black
community from the consequences of their behaviour by
lying about it. I'm sick of everything being about race.
I'm sick of white people being blamed for black failure.
I'm sick and tired of being made to feel a collective
guilt for things that happened before most of us were
even a glint in our fathers' eyes.
I never owned slaves and as far as I know none of my
ancestors ever did either. I wasn't around during the
time of the Jim Crow laws and will accept no blame for
I don't, nor do any of the other members of the white
community, bear any responsibility for black failure.
They have done it to themselves and they need to take
responsibility for it. They know they commit the
majority of violent crimes. They know their teen
pregnancy and illegitimacy rates are outrageous. They
know that there is an anti-intellectualism in the black
community that has led to not only their own academic
failure and illiteracy but the lowering of public school
How can they honestly blame the white race and make
accusations of institutional racism when the same people
who are supposedly racist have been the ones to
institute racial preferences? Who has been given the
greatest "leg up" as far as preferences in college
placement, financial assistance and in job quotas? It
isn't the white community, I can tell you that.
We have had to sit silently by while bright white
students are overlooked for college placement in favour
of less qualified black students. We aren't to say
anything if a black person is given a job over a more
qualified white person. Everyone knows that this "level
playing field" isn't level at all. A truly colourblind
society has no room for preferences based on race. Equal
opportunity is one thing, equal outcome is something
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, two supposed "leaders" of
the black community, do more harm than good by
constantly fanning the flames of racism. Without the
black anger directed at white Americans that they
encourage and promote the two of them would be reduced
to trying to earn an honest living.
What is the answer? I don't know but I do know that
integration has been a complete and utter failure. The
two races can't live together in peace and harmony or it
would have happened by now. If it were possible, we
wouldn't see white families fleeing to the safety of the
suburbs in huge numbers as blacks turn once decent
neighbourhoods into combat zones. Whites don't flee
because they hate black people. They flee for their
safety and the safety of their children.
Of course, the bleeding hearts will moan about
intolerance and bigotry and hatred while living in their
lily white neighbourhoods. They only approve of
diversity and muliticulturalism as long as it isn't
visited upon them personally.
If most people were totally honest about it they would
admit that they prefer to live around others just like
them. I see it in big cities everywhere; neighbourhoods
divided by ethnicity. Whites are more comfortable with
white neighbours and the same is true of any other race
It was once perfectly acceptable to speak honestly about
the obvious racial differences. Even Abraham Lincoln
once talked about repatriating the slaves to Africa as
being a good idea.
But in these politically correct times white people are
supposed to pretend that they don't see what they see
when it comes to black criminality. They aren't supposed
to be angry when whites are victimized by black crime
and they aren't supposed to be angry when they are
passed over for college placement or jobs.
The black community can moan all they want about the
unfairness of it all and what a poor lot in life they've
been handed but I am about all out of sympathy. If the
black community wants the respect and support of white
Americans perhaps they ought to behave better. And the
blacks who aren't engaged in criminal activity should be
more vocal in condemning it.
But I know anyone who speaks the truth will be condemned
and written off as a hater by those who know the truth
but refuse to accept and acknowledge it. White liberals
will continue to patronize the black community and
overlook their egregious behavior so that they can pat
themselves on the back for being so tolerant and
Sorry, but I won't be tolerant of such behaviour and I
won't accept it without at least bringing it to people's
attention. We would not accept this type of behaviour
from any other group without condemning them for it and
we shouldn't accept it from African Americans. They
should not be above criticism when criticism is
The black community needs to take a good hard look at
themselves and condemn what is going on instead of
greeting it with deafening silence. White people are fed
up and eventually this simmering rage will erupt in
unnecessary violence unless something changes.
And that change has to come soon. American cities are
quickly turning into battle zones where human life is
cheap and snuffed out on a whim. It is not acceptable
for decent people to be driven out of their
neighbourhoods by rising crime rates, decreased property
values and drugs being peddled on their street corners.
As long as the media continues to make excuses for black
criminality and demonstrate their obvious double
standard where black/white issues are concerned nothing
will change. White people need to stop putting their
heads in the sand and pretending that the black race
only differs from us in the amount of skin pigmentation.
There are obvious and profound racial differences that
we need to acknowledge and protect ourselves from.
Anyone who doesn't see this has to be willfully blind or
intellectually deficient. Which are you?
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