Letter from Philly.
Love your work. I read your Kindle version of White Girl Bleed A Lot recently. I am 53 years old and grew up in South Philly.
As you may know, that area was always very divided by neighborhoods. Back in the 60s, my first exposure to black people was through the racial fights that were happening at the time.
If you saw a group of blacks coming through your street, you better run or a world of pain was heading your way. I was exposed to a lot of bigotry by the kids of my area towards black people and had little evidence to show me differently.
As a teen, I started working in Center City and was exposed to nice black kids that worked in my company. My views softened and I tried to judge people as individuals, not by group. This new view was challenged a couple of times.
While still a teen, I was jumped twice by a group of blacks. Back in 1979, I just missed my Broad Street subway train to an after school job. I started to drift towards the end of the empty platform out of boredom.
I turned to see a group of at least 6 black teens strutting vigorously towards me with wild smiles on their faces. The had just let out of Southern High. The hair on the back of my neck stood up.
I knew instinctively what they had in mind and thought that I could stand here like a fool or run up a set of stairs nearby. The minute my body flinched, one of the yelled “Get him!” I knew I was going to experience a beatdown and what happened next was pure instinct and luck.
I am nobody’s tough guy but I had my share of fist fights growing up. I planned to punch the first one who got to me. I was half way up the steps when one of them got close. I swung around and gave him an uppercut, which sent him back down the stairs. He never did get back up. While I did that, one went around me and to the top of stairs.
I knew instinctively that he was going to kick me as I got to the top. I took the blow and got past him. He jumped on my back. I elbowed him off. He was really small and I was around 5′ 11′ at the time.
I got to the vertical turnstile cage and they grab the bars to trap me. They tried to hit me but couldn’t through the metal bars. They spit on me and demanded that I hand over my brand new high school ring.
I gave them a solid FU as I squeezed out of the turnstile and ran up to Broad Street. They didn’t follow me. I guess that they didn’t want to pay a fare again. I was assaulted with a barrage of bottle in 1982 when I walked through along Snyder Avenue near 7th, one Sunday night. Once again, Septa let me down and I was walking because there was no bus to get home.
I ran so fast through that gauntlet and only got hit in the arm with a bottle. It bounced off me and broke on the ground. I had a purple arm the next day but counted myself lucky again. I have met some wonderful black people in my life but I am still wary, especially in public and when I am outnumbered. My kids grew up up in the suburbs and have no street smarts.
It’s hard to warn them about such things without sounding racist.When I read your stories or watch your videos, I flashback to those incidences and count myself lucky to have gotten away unhurt.
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry: The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it.
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His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
He is also the author of White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game — and how public officials, reporters and activists deny, excuse, condone and encourage them.
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