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Ever seen a reporter on a TV show get a guy out of prison because he was unjustly convicted?

Colin Flaherty is that guy.

How about a reporter whose uncovered a series of illegal gifts to judges that landed three of them in prison?

Colin Flaherty is that guy.

Or stories about fake hate crimes? Or secret city hall deals?

As a competitor at another newspaper in San Diego, I saw that guy in action every week for years.

Without fear or favor. Without an ax to grind or need for self-promotion, Colin Flaherty was the reporter’s reporter — especially on tough stories. And he was recognized for it with more than 50 journalism awards from around the country.

Now he has written a book about the toughest story of all: Racial violence.

Flaherty was hosting a talk radio show when he came across a story about riots on the streets of Philadelphia.  The newspaper said it was just a bunch of kids on Twitter causing some mischief.

But then they happened again and again and again and soon the news started leaking out that people were getting hurt. And that similar violent episodes were happening all over the country.

And no one was paying attention to a critical feature of these stories: These violent episodes were race riots. Racial violence, the final taboo. So he wrote a book about it. Here’s the money shot:

Race riots are back. 

 Along with widespread racial crime and violence.

In hundreds of episodes in more than 50 cities since 2010,  groups of black people are roaming the streets of America — assaulting, intimidating, stalking, threatening, vandalizing, stealing, shooting, stabbing, even raping and killing.

They go by different names: Flash mobs, flash robs, or as one social worker put it: Kids just “blowing off steam.”

But local media and public officials are silent. Crime is color blind, says a Milwaukee police chief. Race is not important,  a Chicago newspaper editor says. 

That denies the obvious: America is the most race conscious society in the world.

We learn that every day from black caucuses, black teachers, black unions, black ministers, black colleges, black high schools, black music, black moguls, black hair business owners, black public employees, black art, black names, black poets, black inventors, black soldiers.

Everything except black violent crime. That is Taboo.

Result: Few know about it. Fewer still are talking about it. 

But now it is all on YouTube. Making it harder to deny.

Which has not prevented a lot of people from trying. This is reminiscent of the joke about the guy whose wife catches him in bed with another woman. He denied it, saying ‘Who are going to believe: Me or your lying eyes.?

Who are you going to believe: People who deny it, or those lying video tapes?

The ebook has live links to the videos which make you think this problem is even a lot worse than Flaherty says.

The racial violence is only half the story. The other, even more disturbing half, is are the mental gyrations people go through to deny it, even lie about it.

In Chicago, the superintendent of police says Sarah Palin was responsible for a series of violent racial crimes. Without the link, I would not have believed that.

In Philadelphia, a social worker hired to do whatever those people to to stop these crimes said the riots were just kids “blowing off some steam.”

And on and on and on.

Flaherty has the goods: This is an important and penetrating book about a big problem. Read it.  Pass it around. Send it to a local talk show host or, better still, a reporter.

Lord knows they need it.

 

Flaherty’s Magic: White Girl Bleed a Lot
by Colin Flaherty
Houston Examiner


Colin Flaherty received numerous accolades for his work in mainstream journalism, and now conducts a weekly radio program with his brother in which they view politics from a left-right divide. In addition, Colin just wrote a book that is not about its seeming topic.

From first glance, this book would appear to be about race riots, and while it documents them well, the real purpose of this book is to ask Americans what’s wrong with us. Why can’t we talk honestly about this situation, why can’t we talk honestly about race, and why does our media avoid mention of necessary facts?

Flaherty works his magic by creating a fact pattern out of many disparate news articles, which he then compares to YouTube footage of the event, showing us what actually happened. As this is an e-book, you can follow the links yourself, which is what this book challenges you to do.

He does not ever stray into racism — at all. He does not blame African-Americans, or anyone else, for this spate of black on women, homosexuals, Asians and whites. He simply points out that it is occurring and that it upsets all Americans and weakens our faith in our media, who are brushing it under the rug.

Writing in clear and sometimes sarcastic prose, Flaherty speaks from his strength, which is understanding media. He links together abundant citations, all from mainstream media and many from African-American media, in order to illustrate his point.

It’s a short read at 115 pages and will leave you with more questions than answers, but will give you clarity on why “flash mobs” are such a troublesome issue for American media, politicans and polite conversation.



Review

“Don’t Call Them Flash Mobs”
White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America.
by Colin Flaherty


When Colin Flaherty set out to write a book about an explosion of racial violence in this country over the last two years, he was often met with two reactions: Denial. Or explanations.


“Often at the same time,” Flaherty said. “The same people who denied it in one breathe, explained it in another. Strange. That’s why I wrote the  book. There are hundreds of cases of racial crime and violence in more than 50 cities in the last two years, and no one is talking about it.

Groups of black people are roaming the streets of America — assaulting, intimidating, stalking, threatening, vandalizing, stealing, shooting, stabbing, even raping and killing.”

Local media and public officials are often silent. Crime is color blind, says a Milwaukee police chief. Race is not important and if you notice, you are a racist,  a Chicago newspaper editor says.

A police chief said he knew what was responsible for a tsumami of violence: Sarah Palin.
And don’t call them flash mobs. “That is just another way to deny and marginalize what is happening,” he writes.
The cases are too frequent too ignore.  And it is not just Philadelphia and Chicago and New York. That’s what makes it strange: it is also happening in some very unlikely places.
In Iowa, more than 100 black people roamed the grounds of the Iowa State Fair beating and stealing. A police report said some of the black people had declared it was “Beat Whitey Night.”
In Wisconsin, a group of almost 100 black people looted a convenience store, then beat up a group of white teenagers. One of the black people stood over a victim and said “White Girl Bleed a Lot.”

The list goes on: Indianapolis. Denver. Rochester. Boston. Miami. Houston. Atlantic City. Rehoboth Beach. Dover, Delaware. Charlotte. San Francisco. And on and on and on.

 Flaherty is not in the explanation business. Nor does he want to be. “That is for another book, someone else’s book,” he said. “The purpose of this book is to settle once and for all whether there has been a tsunami of racial violence in this country. And there has been. And to deny it, as many have, is to recreate the punch line of the old joke: Who are you going to believe, the people who say it is not happening, or the lying videos on YouTube.”
“America is the most race-conscious country in the world,” he wrote. “And we see that every day in every newspaper with stories about black unions, black caucuses, black teachers, black students, black neighborhoods, and on and on. Everything except black violence. That is taboo. But until we recognize it, we can never do anything about it.”
Flaherty makes a persuasive case that without YouTube and talk radio and citizen journalists with cameras, it would have been impossible to make the case.

Baltimore is a good example. In April of 2011, more than 100 black people raged through the Inner Harbor area, with vandalism and violence in their wake, including one stabbing.

News accounts from the Baltimore Sun do not specify the race of the people doing the rioting.
But curiously, the paper quoted the head of the local NACCP saying just because the rioters were black, that doesn’t mean the riot was racial.
That is how strange and powerful this is: People are denying charges before the charges are made.

The book features chapter on racial violence against gays, women and Asians that is especially troubling. 

This is a challenging book. An interesting and powerful and ultimately persuasive book by a great American writer not afraid to look at one of the most thought about but unspoken features of American life.

Authors Bio:

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter whose work and by-line has appeared in more than 1000 news outlets, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and just about everywhere in between. He is the author of White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America. (http://www.WhiteGirlBleedALot.com)
He is also the author of Redwood to Deadwood: A 53-year old dude hitchhikes around America. Again. (http://www.RedwoodtToDeadwoodBook.com) He is a former ghost writer for the first black chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. His story on a black man unjustly convicted of assaulting his white girlfriend was the subject of a stories in the national media, including a one hour special on Court TV.
” Great Book.”
White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Race Riots To America, by Colin Flaherty, (ISBN 9780615621630, 260pp, paperback).

We certainly have been having an awful lot of trouble from “Flash Mobs” in recent years. The media tells us that Flash Mobs are groups of bored, disaffected teens with too much time on their hands. In his book White Girl Bleed A Lot, Colin Flaherty, a Washington Post award-winning reporter, sets the record straight as to who, exactly, are committing these very large, very public, and very widespread attacks.

Or, at least, he tries his level best to set the record straight … given that the media and governmental establishments seem hellbent on suppressing the record.

The uncomfortable fact about these Flash Mobs – as far as mainstream journalism is concerned -  is that they are composed almost exclusively of blacks. Teens, youths, loiterers … you’ve read the euphemisms. And the victims are almost exclusively whites, Asians and gays. An alarming number of victims are white women; Flaherty emphasizes that these Flash Mobs target those who seem the most vulnerable, those least able and/or willing to fight back.

Flaherty takes an interesting approach to reporting this phenomenon: After getting the sterilized, politically-correct verbiage from print and electronic media – which never reports the race of the attackers – Flaherty then references videos of these incidents from Internet sources like You Tube and uploaded security cam footage. The attackers are “teens”? True enough in many cases; but overwhelmingly, black teens.

His argument is hardly that blacks are some inherently evil species of subhuman orcs; Flaherty is nobody’s racist. His reportage merely contrasts the bromides offered by most media sources with what is actually occurring, as perceived by victims, witnesses and the unblinking eye of the camera. That said, his book begs the question, “What the Hell is wrong in the black community?” While this question is politely implied throughout the book, the question, “What the Hell is wrong with the pussy-footing media?” is overt. Flaherty’s genius is in suggesting a relationship between media myopia and black misbehavior – that media sanctimony about huge numbers of blacks engaging in what seems to be racial attacks against whites actually encourage this grotesque feature of life in these not-so-United States.

The book takes its title from what a black attacker, part of a mob of dozens, told one white woman, 22-year-old Shaina Perry after a severe beating in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As Perry lay there bleeding, badly injured, the attacker looked at the wreckage and cooed, “Oh, white girl bleed a lot.”

The book itself is well-bound and attractive, and the cover illustration – a black and white halftone image of a menacing mob – is just right. Chapter titles and quote boxes on the pages are in bold characters, giving them the “pasted-together letters” effect a terrorist or kidnapper might employ.

My only regret is that I purchased my copy through Amazon as a softcover. Page Four informed me, “Because links to videos and pictures are such an important part of this book, this book is best viewed on an E-Reader.” Doh! Oh well, the author’s website at www.whitegirlbleedalot.com offers more links to such material than I could stomach in one sitting.

Why a review about a book dealing with this topic on a site dealing with guns, self-defense, et al?

Two words: Situational. Awareness.

I live not very far from The Loop in St. Louis, site of several recent “Flash Mob” incidents in which whites were indiscriminately attacked by mobs of “disaffected teens”. Thanks to HB218, I can – and do – legally go armed anywhere in the U.S. (except on airplanes and such). But despite this advantage, knowing what’s been occurring on The Loop, I would not go there, especially at night, unless I had a light infantry company with me. A pistol is fine against a handful of attackers … but dozens? Hundreds? Then there’s the beef you’d have with the authorities for popping some miscreant, especially a black one. Sorry, Loop. You ain’t worth the trouble.

When the media repeatedly uses the phrase, “disaffected youth”, the image that comes to mind is a slightly more obstreperous version of Arthur Fonzarelli from the old series, Happy Days. Or, at worst, Marlon Brando’s leather-clad thug from the film, “The Wild Ones”. “Disaffected youth” can set up false expectations of what a threat may look like, and make us slow to key on actual threats. As citizens who elect to take responsibility for our own safety, it is therefore vital to know, and internalize, that blacks are far more likely to present a threat than whites.

If that sounds racist, Flaherty quotes Jesse Jackson in his book: “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. ”

 

From Foseti

Flaherty digs up some great examples of officials denying or covering up black violence.

My favorite example was a school superintendent in Philadelphia who circulated “a pamphlet on how not to antagonize black students” to Asian students while the local papers were busying explaining that the violence had “no racial component.” Right.

Fellowship of the Minds

Get your copy of the book here and spread the word. This tsunami of black racial violence is domestic terrorism. Burying our heads in the sand and ignoring this reality will only put ourselves and the lives of our loved ones in danger.

I refuse to be intimidated and terrorized.  Join me!

 

Houston Examiner

Colin Flaherty received numerous accolades for his work in mainstream journalism, and now conducts a weekly radio program with his brother in which they view politics from a left-right divide. In addition, Colin just wrote a book that is not about its seeming topic.

From first glance, this book would appear to be about race riots, and while it documents them well, the real purpose of this book is to ask Americans what’s wrong with us. Why can’t we talk honestly about this situation, why can’t we talk honestly about race, and why does our media avoid mention of necessary facts?

Flaherty works his magic by creating a fact pattern out of many disparate news articles, which he then compares to YouTube footage of the event, showing us what actually happened. As this is an e-book, you can follow the links yourself, which is what this book challenges you to do.

He does not ever stray into racism — at all. He does not blame African-Americans, or anyone else, for this spate of black on women, homosexuals, Asians and whites. He simply points out that it is occurring and that it upsets all Americans and weakens our faith in our media, who are brushing it under the rug.

Writing in clear and sometimes sarcastic prose, Flaherty speaks from his strength, which is understanding media. He links together abundant citations, all from mainstream media and many from African-American media, in order to illustrate his point. It’s a short read at 115 pages and will leave you with more questions than answers, but will give you clarity on why “flash mobs” are such a troublesome issue for American media, politicans and polite conversation.

 

Book Review in Amerika.

By impeccably documenting his book using the words of mainstream newspapers as contrasted to the citizen journalism of camera phones and on-street Twitterers, he shows us the denial first and downplays any urge to blame. Instead, he asks us why this subject is so impossible for us to face.

Writing in a fluid but sarcastic prose that brings the absurdities of this situation to light, he investigates in depth, stringing together multiple incidents across the country to show us a repeated type of event and common characteristics.

 

World Net Daily

Public officials, local media and even victims may be too squeamish to talk about the new race riots, but YouTube is not. Neither is talk radio.

 

Two Sister from the Right: Book Review.

It will surprise you.  Do you think it can’t happen in America.  We’ve witnessed it.  It can!  But what will be our condition when we emerge from it?    As it’s author Colin Flaherty states:

America is the most race conscious society in the world.

We learn that every day from black caucuses, black teachers, black unions black ministers, black colleges, black high schools, black music, black moguls, black hair business owners, black employees, black art, black names, black poets, black inventors, and black soldiers.

Everything except black violent crime.  That is taboo.This problem is hundreds of times worse than we think. And hundreds of times harder to solve until we dare to call it by its rightful name.

Dad of Divas: Book Review

This was a powerful book that was filled with amazing facts and tied in many current events that will make you rethink the state of race relations in America today. The book is not an easy read, but it was an amazing one that opened my eyes and made me think about America in a different way. The book was well written, and definitely challenges the assumptions that you may inherently have. This was a great book that all should read!

 The Savannah Morning News.

A new book breaks the code of silence and reveals the explosion of racial violence in more than 50 cities since 2010.

 

Media Bias on Racial Violence Exposed. A “Must Read.”

The book is a must read. Flaherty’s web Site is http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/ This information will likely change the way you look at the news and the world.

Craziest Thing I Ever Saw.

“White Girl Bleed a Lot” is a masterpiece of reporting. The author, Colin Flaherty, sticks to the facts. He does not generalize. Or use stereotypes. Or give aid and comfort to racists of any kind.

Nor does he apologize for documenting some very dangerous and troubling behavior that, if taken each incident by itself, might not be worth national attention. But when linked together in a pattern is troubling to the extreme. And which we ignore at our own peril.

 

 “White Girl Bleed A Lot” Are the ‘Peace Walls’ Coming? « Beyond Black & White

“Serious.”

 

Free North Carolina: White Girl Bleed a Lot

“The first book to tell the real story about the return of racial violence and black on white crime.”

 

White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America, by Colin Flaherty | Amerika: New Right, Conservationist, Traditionalist, Deep Ecology and Conservative Thought

“By impeccably documenting his book using the words of mainstream newspapers as contrasted to the citizen journalism of camera phones and on-street Twitterers, he shows us the denial first and downplays any urge to blame. Instead, he asks us why this subject is so impossible for us to face.

“Writing in a fluid but sarcastic prose that brings the absurdities of this situation to light, he investigates in depth, stringing together multiple incidents across the country to show us a repeated type of event and common characteristics.

“This book does not play up the classic media white-on-black angle, or deviate into trying to find something “wrong” with African-Americans such as a racist book might do. In fact, many of his sources come from the African-American media, who are also wondering what’s wrong with these flash mob instigators.

“In addition, he expends plenty of words and quotations to show us these are crimes of opportunity against anyone perceived as weaker: Asians, women, homosexuals and yes, white people. His chapter on Asians is particularly illuminating as we watch school districts contort to avoid facing the obvious epidemic of black-on-Asian violence.

“Throughout all of these carefully documented events and assertions, he pounds on the table with the question that any journalist would ask when he spots a cover-up, whether intentional or not: why aren’t we talking about this?

 

White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America, by Colin Flaherty – Houston Conservative | Examiner.com

“Flaherty works his magic by creating a fact pattern out of many disparate news articles, which he then compares to YouTube footage of the event, showing us what actually happened. As this is an e-book, you can follow the links yourself, which is what this book challenges you to do.

“He does not ever stray into racism — at all. He does not blame African-Americans, or anyone else, for this spate of black on women, homosexuals, Asians and whites. He simply points out that it is occurring and that it upsets all Americans and weakens our faith in our media, who are brushing it under the rug.”

 

White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of race riots to America and how the media ignore them. | savannahnow.com

African American Environmentalist Association: Race Riots are Back: “White Girl Bleed a Lot”

But local media and public officials are silent. Crime is color blind, says a Milwaukee police chief. Race is not important, a Chicago newspaper editor says.

That denies the obvious: America is the most race conscious society in the world.

White Girl Bleed A Lot

Here’s a summer reading suggestion for those still obsessing over the Trayvon Martin killing by white/Hispanic George Zimmerman, a “white” on black crime,which is portrayed by the media as the most vile and ubiquitous crime in America.

 

  Book Review: “White Girl Bleed A Lot”, by Colin Flaherty

“Flaherty takes an interesting approach to reporting this phenomenon: After getting the sterilized, politically-correct verbiage from print and electronic media – which never reports the race of the attackers – Flaherty then references videos of these incidents from Internet sources like You Tube and uploaded security cam footage. The attackers are “teens”? True enough in many cases; but overwhelmingly, black teens.

“His argument is hardly that blacks are some inherently evil species of subhuman orcs; Flaherty is nobody’s racist. His reportage merely contrasts the bromides offered by most media sources with what is actually occurring, as perceived by victims, witnesses and the unblinking eye of the camera.

“That said, his book begs the question, “What the Hell is wrong in the black community?”

“While this question is politely implied throughout the book, the question, “What the Hell is wrong with the pussy-footing media?” is overt. Flaherty’s genius is in suggesting a relationship between media myopia and black misbehavior – that media sanctimony about huge numbers of blacks engaging in what seems to be racial attacks against whites actually encourage this grotesque feature of life in these not-so-United States.

 

From the Houston Examiner — July 3, 2012

I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with interest in race issues in America, or who thinks that we’ll never resolve a single problem related to race until we can talk honestly about it.