The meaning of “random” black-on-white attacks

In a June 2009 entry, “Baltimore’s black youth intifada,” I quoted and discussed the Baltimore Sun’s useful but still very PC coverage of a wave of black-on-white assaults in the city’s Inner Harbor area. Thus the Sun reported that the assaults had certain features in common, but it never mentioned the most important common feature: that all of the assaults involved groups of blacks attacking one or two whites.

I wrote:

[T]he Sun article four times characterizes the Baltimore attacks, all of which have followed the same pattern, as “random.” This would be like describing periodic Indian raids on white settlers’ homesteads in the American frontier as “random,” simply because it’s not known which settler will be targeted next.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 17, 2012 09:10 PM | Send

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