Flash Mob Racism?

Jenni - posted on 08/16/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Earlier this year, the Justice Department of the Obama administration announced its objective to aggressively monitor the police departments of major urban cities. The purpose of this effort is to determine whether such departments are involved in racial profiling of blacks and Latinos and whether they are engaged in police brutality. Since that announcement, events have unfolded in some of those cities that reveal how misplaced that policy initiative actually is.



In Chicago, the District of Columbia, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, a group of “flash mobs” have unmercifully terrorized residents of those communities – attacking citizens, breaking windows of business establishments and stealing merchandise, and committing other random acts of violence. In each instance, the mobs have been overwhelmingly, if not exclusively, black youth. This fact has accounted for the failure of most of the news media to report either the events themselves or the racial background of the perpetrators. Several news sources have readily admitted that it is their practice not to mention the racial identity of those involved in criminal activity. Jim Stingl, a columnist for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, recently wrote, “This newspaper normally avoids mentioning the race of people involved in crimes, unless it’s part of a description to help apprehend someone at large.”



Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter is not afflicted with the same disease of political correctness as many in the media. In a recent 30-minute sermon delivered from the pulpit of his Baptist church, Nutter confronted the culture that many of us believe drives the behavior of these individuals when he said, “You have damaged your own race…Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer. Pull your pants up and buy a belt ‘cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.’’



“If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said.

Mayor Nutter is correct. When we have young people burglarizing stores and neighborhoods and beating up bystanders without provocation, there is obviously a widespread cultural problem in the group committing these acts. That reality must be faced and the thugs responsible for these acts should not be ignored or coddled. They and their parents, if there are parents in the households, should be held accountable for their behavior.



The fact that these urban flash mobs are black youth is significant. These thugs have been singling out and attacking, with very few exceptions, only whites. Having gangs of black kids wandering the streets singling out whites is a fact about which the residents of urban cities should be aware so that they can be adequately forewarned. This is why the failure of the mass media, acting out of motives of political correctness, to report the racial dimension of these disturbances is so disturbing.



Mayor Nutter properly addresses the culture that many urban black youth embrace, but no one can fully explain why these individuals are engaging in racist criminal activity against whites. Some sociologists and pundits are advancing the theory that these thugs are being driven by other factors such as frustration about the economic conditions in the nation, particularly as those conditions affect their personal lives.





Read more of the story at: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/08/16/flash...





What is going on here??? I've read these mobs are gathering via the Twitter message to "Meet up!"

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Tara - posted on 08/16/2011

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That's some crazy shit.
This is sad. It makes sense to let people know that there are mobs of black youth attacking white people.
It's factual.
report it as it is and stop pussy footing around.
the press should be free to print things they find to be necessary. In this case I would think it would be pertinent info for the public to know.
Who's feelings are they afraid of hurting?

Carolee - posted on 08/16/2011

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The best way to stop a negative stereotype? STOP FITTING INTO IT! Holy crap! Why aren't their parents teaching them how to avoid making their entire race (in that city) look like idiots? I'm not going to teach my kids to be like the stereotypes of their races. If they start fitting into the negative ones, you bet your buns I'm going to be tailing their behinds until they straighten out or move out of my house.

Merry - posted on 08/16/2011

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That's sad, those black kids are just jumping into the stereotypes that we as a country are trying to get over!
If you want to not be judged by your skin color then don't go around in mobs vandalyzing people of other races! Idk, I don't judge based on skin but I do judge based on attitude and effort into appearance. And sadly, many of the people I avoid based on their attitudes, appearances and actions are black. In down town Milwaukee. But there's still people of other races that are red flagged in my books.

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Stifler's - posted on 08/16/2011

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I agree with Carolee. Way to go curbing racism if you're deliberately fitting in to a racial stereotype.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/16/2011

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Why are they going after only...or mostly Whites???? Why not mostly the Asian's or Spanish or Jews

But yeah...they mess up they should be held accountable. Throwing them in jail or juvenile and letting them just sit is not the answer. Because when they get out the chances are they will do something just as bad if not worse.



Since these are youth…give them the option or not of getting educated on how to dress for an interview, how to make up a resume…ect all the while doing their time if prosecuted.

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