Letter from a White Kid in a Black Summer Camp

June 29, 2019 — Leave a comment

Letter from a White Kid in a Black Summer Camp

Good morning Colin,

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to one of your podcasts where you played the 911 calls from the Louisville, Kentucky mobs that targeted white people.  He urged me to share my story with you because of your episode discussing the myth of white children picking on black kids due to their race.

I’m a 37 year old white man.  In the summer of 1990, between third and fourth grade, my mother worked in downtown Louisville as a secretary at the Army Corps. of Engineers building.  Out of convenience, she put me in the downtown YMCA summer care program. I was the only white kid there for almost the entire summer (there was a two week period where there was a white brother and sister also attended). 

From day one, I was targeted constantly.  Beaten up, choked, locked in lockers, stolen from on an almost daily basis just for the fact that I was white.  Even the high school aged kids would do things like throw basketballs at my head.  One of the counselors in charge (a 25-30 year old black man) called me a “little white faggot”. 

Any black kids that tried to befriend me were shunned for it, so friends were few and far between. This place was a daily living hell.  This was the most racism that I have ever experienced or witnessed in my life and it was not in the direction that is perpetuated by our media and schools. 

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Colin Flaherty is the author of #1 Amazon Best Selling Book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it. He is an award winning journalist whose work has been published in over 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and others. He is a frequent guest in local and national media talking about racial violence. 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.