After years of black on white attacks, the phenomenon is finally named by someone

Here is the first mainstream conservative column I’ve seen about the unceasing wave of collective black racial assaults that are going on this country. Naturally it’s by a black man, the libertarian Walter Williams. The white “conservatives,” who collectively have the courage of a housefly, still avoid the issue. posted the article, so some anonymous white commenters get to vent a bit about black on white crime.

America’s New Racists

The late South African economist William Hutt, in his 1964 book, “The Economics of the Colour Bar,” said that one of the supreme tragedies of the human condition is that those who have been the victims of injustices and oppression “can often be observed to be inflicting not dissimilar injustices upon other races.”

Born in 1936, I’ve lived through some of our openly racist history, which has included racist insults, beatings and lynchings. Tuskegee Institute records show that between the years 1880 and 1951, 3,437 blacks and 1,293 whites were lynched. I recall my cousin’s and my being chased out of Fishtown and Grays Ferry, two predominantly Irish Philadelphia neighborhoods, in the 1940s, not stopping until we reached a predominantly black North or South Philly neighborhood.

Today all that has changed. Most racist assaults are committed by blacks. What’s worse is there’re blacks, still alive, who lived through the times of lynching, Jim Crow laws and open racism who remain silent in the face of it.

Last year, four black Skidmore College students yelled racial slurs while they beat up a white man because he was dining with a black man. Skidmore College’s first response was to offer counseling to one of the black students charged with the crime. In 2009, a black Columbia University professor assaulted a white woman during a heated argument about race relations. According to interviews and court records obtained and reported by Denver’s ABC affiliate (12/4/2009), black gangs roamed downtown Denver verbally venting their hatred for white victims before assaulting and robbing them during a four-month crime wave. Earlier this year, four black girls beat a white girl at a McDonald’s, and the victim suffered a seizure. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ordered an emergency shutdown of the beaches in Chicago because mobs of blacks were terrorizing families. According to the NBC affiliate there (6/8/2011), a gang of black teens stormed a city bus, attacked white victims and ran off with their belongings.

Racist black attacks are not only against whites but also against Asians.

In San Francisco, five blacks beat an 83-year-old Chinese man to death. They threw a 57-year-old woman off a train platform. Two black Oakland teenagers assaulted a 59-year-old Chinese man; the punching knocked him to the ground, killing him. At Philly’s South Philadelphia High School, Asian students report that black students routinely pelt them with food and beat, punch and kick them in school hallways and bathrooms as they hurl racial epithets such as “Hey, Chinese!” and “Yo, Dragon Ball!” The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund charged the School District of Philadelphia with “deliberate indifference” toward black victimization of Asian students.

In many of these brutal attacks, the news media make no mention of the race of the perpetrators. If it were white racist gangs randomly attacking blacks, the mainstream media would have no hesitation reporting the race of the perps. Editors for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately censoring information about black crime for political reasons. Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern recently said that the paper’s reason for censorship was to “guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion.”

These racist attacks can, at least in part, be attributed to the black elite, who have a vested interest in racial paranoia. And that includes a president who has spent years aligned with people who have promoted racial grievance and polarization and appointed an attorney general who’s accused us of being “a nation of cowards” on matters of race and has refused to prosecute black thugs who gathered at a Philadelphia voting site in blatant violation of federal voter intimidation laws. Tragically, black youngsters—who are seething with resentments, refusing to accept educational and other opportunities unknown to blacks yesteryear—will turn out to be the larger victims in the long run.

Black silence in the face of black racism has to be one of the biggest betrayals of the civil rights struggle that included black and white Americans.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To find out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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Mark Jaws writes:

Since the Arab Spring has in large part been aided and abetted by social networking sites, why not we white Americans use Facebook (FB) in likewise fashion? If enough of us posted articles such as this one by Walter Williams to our FB walls (I already did yesterday), we would gradually but inevitably normalize the topic of racist black-on-white crime, making it no longer the taboo subject which causes white people to turn into pillars of salt. Once we cross that threshold, the media will be rendered nearly impotent in using race as a sledge hammer against conservatives.

JD Ronning writes:

LA: “Here is the first mainstream conservative column I’ve seen about the unceasing wave of collective black racial assaults that are going on this country.”

There has been one prior to this (a few days ago):

Why Race Matters by Arnold Ahlert (what a name—“alert”):

“Sparing America from a having a real conversation about race? Here’s what the see-no-evil crowd doesn’t want to talk about: there’s a thug element in the black American community which has been glorified for years.

“It would be even more helpful if America honestly addressed the reality that too many black American youths are immersed in a pathological, machismo thug-glorifying worldview–nurtured by timid politicians, racial opportunists and a head-in-the-sand media.”

Paul Kersey of SBPDL writes:

Williams is wrong about the Civil Rights movement. The black attacks across the country are the logical conclusion of the Civil Rights movement, if what is transpiring in South Africa and Zimbabwe are considered.

I’ve replied to the Williams column here.

Alexis Zarkov writes:

I expect the next major event in black-on-white violence will unfold in the following way. Somewhere a white victim will resist the attack using lethal force, most likely with a firearm. If the black attacker(s) get killed or seriously wounded, we will then experience a much magnified replay of the 1984 attack on Bernard Goetz in New York City on a national level. Obama will make remarks that inflame the situation. The press will go into a frenzy. Accusations of militia activity will fly. Depending on where the event occurs, black riots with more white victims. I think we’re sitting on a powder keg on a national level. Pray we get through this summer without this happening. If we are lucky, Obama and the press will realize that they must do everything to avoid such a scenario from unfolding, and restrain themselves from making a bad situation worse.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 22, 2011 09:42 AM | Send

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