We get lots of letters from victims of racial violence. Here’s one:
Dear Mr. Flaherty,
I keep track as much as possible, to these news stories that report racial violence towards whites and Asians by African Americans and have noticed that they hardly ever make news outside the city limits of the towns and cities they occur in.
My local newspaper studiously omits descriptions of “at large” suspects because they have told me it is not necessary, that the descriptions which often do include color of clothing,(easily changed) height and weight could “fit so many people” they had lost their usefulness.
Not to me, just another potential victim, looking over her shoulder.
I have a special interest of course that causes me to write.
I was kidnapped and raped when I was barely 19, my car forced off the road, my window smashed and my car left running, lights on and with my purse inside. My mother was notified an hour or so later and for hours didn’t know if I was alive or dead. The rapist was a 18 year old black man , who plainly told me that he belonged to a group who raped white girls.
The small city I worked in (I was on my way home from work when I was followed) had a very tiny black population. In California we had never had the kind of racial discrimination that the South did, and the only black person I knew was one girl in my high school.
It turned out there had been many victims of this guy, all white.
This was never mentioned in the newspaper and the only outrage that occurred was by a local member of the NAACP who objected to the newspaper for describing the rapist as “burly” meaning I assume well muscled, broad shouldered and strong…this before he was found and arrested.
They felt it was a racial slur. On the other hand, described in fairly identifiable terms, living in a small town, and working at a place that was noted, everyone knew about me. The pitying looks, the really sickening comments and invasive questions from my friends and neighbors, even relatives were my daily fare
For years afterward, and this was in the 70’s, the media, the colleges and every liberal pundit expressed the belief that black men raping white women was a racial stereotype that held no truth.
Imagine how that stung every time I heard it. This being the liberal 70’s, his sentence was two years for each of the three victims who found the courage to testify. When he was let out, he raped white women again (no one noted this particular bent) and went back to jail.
When I first heard of the term “hate crime” it made me so angry…what kind of violent crime isn’t based on some kind of hate?
And if crimes against women of every kind don’t get that extra enhancement, why should anyone? I appreciate your book and your courage in writing it. It won’t be an easy time for you, and I feel bad that your reputation and character will now be vilified for exposing a small part of the truth.
These are just some of the hundreds of examples of racial violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities around the country as documented in my book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America.
Thomas Sowell said : ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
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