New: Philly Knockout Game: The media still cannot get it right.

November 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

WhiteGirl_300x250_01Wow. Everyone wants to talk about the Knockout game. They still can’t get it right.


Philadelphia reporters just can’t say it: The City of Brotherly Love is the site of frequent and intense black mob violence and black on white crime — including at least five recent examples of the Knockout Game.

From the suburbs to the subways, they play the game in Philly the way they do in Chicago, New York, Baltimore, Springfield, Missouri, Champaign, Illinois and dozens of other cities and college campuses around the country: Find a white person. An Asian will do. Hit them as hard as you can until your arms get tired or they get knocked out. Or die.

In a recent Philadelphia case, a 63-year old man was walking his dog when two people stopped and “punched him right in the mouth and knocked him to the ground,” said police spokesman to the CBS affiliate. “The only apparent motive in these attacks, as in all Knockout attacks, is to inflict injury on a random victim,” the station dutifully reports.

In another “random” case, women are attacked on the subway.

Three “Knockout” Attacks Reported In Philadelphia Area « CBS Philly

  None of the stories say the attackers are black. And the “random” victims are not. Not black. Not random. “The media will not say what many people in Philadelphia know: These attacks are examples of black mob violence and black on white crime that are  now accepted as a normal part of life in Philly,” said Taleeb Starkes, author of the Uncivil War. “Black leaders are now past denying it, and well into defending it. But always trying to shut down conversation about it.” Black mob violence in Philadelphia takes many forms. Some directed at whites. Some at Asians. Or Gays. Or old people. Or young people. In Overbrook High School earlier this month, hundreds of black people fought and destroyed property during a mid day riot. Nine students were arrested. Two were hospitalized. Along with one administrator who tried to stop the violence.

But the latest episode caused staff to issue a plea for understanding. And help. Said one staffer to the CBS affiliate after the recent riot, violence is an everyday thing at this school:

“It’s mayhem. Students are in the halls, they’re smoking in the bathroom; cigarettes, marijuana,” said a worker at the school, who asked not to be identified. “We can’t contain them and it’s really hazardous for us working and these kids are not being educated at all.”

Examples abound:


Earlier this year in a Philadelphia suburb, nine black people stalked, taunted, beat, kicked, laughed at, spit at, and threw a local school girl into traffic — ultimately sending her to the hospital with a collapsed lung.

Over the last several years, downtown Philadelphia has been a national center of  black mob violence the local media likes to call flash mobs.

Without ever mentioning that everyone involved in the violence and property destruction is black, Philadelphia media have reported dozens of examples of large groups of black people rampaging through downtown and the gentrified South Philadelphia neighborhood: Stopping traffic. Pulling people out of cars. Invading restaurants. Stealing phones. Assaulting people. Much of it on video.   Many of them documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

Temple University, located near the epicenter of much of this chaos, declared last year the violence was a public health problem. After lots of deliberation, they decided to hire three community activists from “the neighborhood.”

Imbued with “street cred,” they  go around and talk to the leaders of the violent flash mobs in Philadelphia and convince them to stop beating, looting, stealing, vandalizing and all that. They hired a 26-year old guy named Brandon Jones. Here’s why: “Brandon Jones knows the streets of South Philadelphia, and he understands what his young clients are going through in their daily lives. He can relate.” It did not take Brandon long to figure it all out: All of the dozens of examples of black mob violence were just kids who wanted to blow off some steam.” Diverse Education:

In 2010, a Department of Justice investigation found that officials at South Philadelphia High School had ignored daily examples of black mob violence directed at Asian students. The principal said she did not call the police because she did not want to “criminalize” the black students. And besides, she hinted to reporters, the Asians students were responsible for the violence because they antagonized the students at this 87 percent black school by not knowing enough about black culture.

She gave them a pamphlet instructing them how to behave around their black classmates so as not to encourage violence.

Some say the media does not cover the racial violence because it is too politically sensitive. Others say because it is so common.

Philadelphia Magazine tried earlier this year with a halting and apologetic story called Being White in Philly.

“Everyone might have a race story,” said Steve Huber of Philadelphia Magazine. “But few whites risk the third-rail danger of publicly speaking about race, given the long troubled history of race relations in this country, and even more so in this city.”

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the article was “disgusting” and called for an investigation from the city’s Human Rights Commission. Local and national media chimed in, blistering the story, shaking their head in disbelief at those who noticed black mob violence.

Jamilah Lemieux of Ebony said he wanted to “slam my head” against the desk after reading Being White in Philly because Huber did not recognize that white racism is responsible black for violence.  And people like Huber are in a “panic” because their “deeply engrained notions of White Supremacy” give them unrealistic expectations of how safe they should be in their — and other — neighborhoods.

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