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The Knockout Game -- NYT/NPR Say No Big Deal
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The “knockout game” -- and the media underreporting of it -- combines the breakdown of the family with the media’s condescending determination to serve as a public relations bureau for blacks. The “game” is a dare in which a young man -- all the perps appear to be male people of color, mostly blacks -- tries to literally knock out an innocent bystander with one blow. Both National Public Radio and The New York Times say these reports of the “knockout game” being widespread are overblown and do not represent a trend. Really?
According to Colin Flaherty, author of “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It,” the knockout game has gone national. He describes “knockouts” in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, St. Louis, Birmingham, Chicago, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Denver, Minneapolis, Georgetown, New York City, Greensboro, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Miami, Cleveland, Nashville, Peoria, Seattle, Saratoga Springs, Atlanta and a host of others towns and cities.
From a distance, the media can spot some lone idiot holding up an offensive sign at a tea party rally. But when it comes to black perp/white victim crime, there is a very different attitude. Consider the media reaction to the assault of three white girls on Halloween night, 2006, in Long Beach, Calif., just outside Los Angeles. Without provocation, a mostly black mob of 30 to 40 teens and adults brutally kicked, punched and pummeled three young white women, slamming them to the ground, ripping earrings from their lobes and beating them with a skateboard. One of the victims had 12 fractures in her face that required multiple surgeries, and had damage to her teeth and her eyesight. The women also suffered internal injuries and concussions. But for the efforts of a black good Samaritan, who waded into the crowd to help the girls, they might well have died.
The Los Angeles Times, the major metropolitan hometown paper, for one whole week did not write a single word about the Long Beach incident, which took place only twenty-some miles from the paper’s headquarters. Eyewitnesses to the brutal attack reported many in the mob yelling, “We hate white people, f*** whites!” during the rampage.
Yet when authorities first charged 10 of the youths with felony assault a week later, they declined to file hate crime charges. When hate crime charges were filed against eight of the youths a full three weeks after the attack, the local NAACP branch said, “We do not have sufficient information to determine whether this is a true hate crime, and we just have to monitor this.” One of the Long Beach defendant’s uncles published a pamphlet explaining that “white bitches” -- another of the epithets allegedly hurled at the white victims -- is an acceptable phrase in some urban environments.
NPR finally got around to mentioning Long Beach -- a month later. And the NPR piece was really about whether blacks, given America’s history of racism, can even commit a “hate crime.” NPR moderator Farai Chideya put the following question to her guests: “…[S]ome people say black folks cannot be racist because the root of the issue is power. So what do you make of this crime where you’ve got 12- to 17-year-olds and, you know, black people attacking whites? Is this a traditional hate crime? Should it be prosecuted as such? People in the community are kind of divided about that.” Perhaps Chideya might ask the young white female victims whether they felt that their black attackers lacked “power.”
Flaherty describes a mob attack at the Milwaukee State Fair, in which hundreds of blacks roamed inside and outside the fairgrounds, singling out and attacking whites. Local media broadcast the 911 calls from panicked fairgoers. He also writes about similar attacks at the Iowa State Fair over a three-day period, where a police report says some blacks involved were chanting, “Beat Whitey Night.”
So why is this happening? Look to the family.
As then-presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama told a mostly black congregation: “Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems or run away from home or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.” In 1960, only 5 percent of children were born into single-parent households. Today it’s 40 percent, with nearly 75 percent of black children born to single mothers.
“Dear Father, Dear Son,” my latest book, is about the importance of fathers -- even gruff, tough ones like my Marine dad who was raised in Jim Crow South -- in instilling the values of right and wrong, and of empathy for others. Kids from homes with good values don’t go around knocking people out.


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Funkentelecky commented on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 19:33 PM

…and another thing; edition #51


timeontarget commented on Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 06:41 AM

And the moral rot continues.

We as a nation have turned our back on God and it appears to me that we are suffering the consequences of that.

This too has been brought about by ever increasing liberalism.

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 18:34 PM


Conservatives Give More to Charity than Liberals?

posted by Dr. Richard Land

Do “conservatives” give more to charitable causes than “liberals”? According to Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks, they do. Dr. Brooks, a professor of public administration at Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was quite astounded with the results of his own research, which was so at variance with the common perception of the generous “liberal” and the Scrooge-like “conservative.”
In his book, Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservativism (Basic Books, 2006), Brooks discovered that approximately equal percentages of liberals and conservatives give to private charitable causes. However, conservatives gave about 30 percent more money per year to private charitable causes, even though his study found liberal families earned an average of 6 percent more per year in income than did conservative families. This greater generosity among conservative families proved to be true in Brooks’ research for every income group, “from poor to middle class to rich.”
This “giving gap” also extended beyond money to time donated to charitable causes, as well. Brooks also discovered that in 2002, conservative Americans were much more likely to donate blood each year than liberals and to do so more often within a year. Brooks found “if liberals and moderates gave blood at the same rate as conservatives, the blood supply in the United States would jump by about 45 percent.”
When Brooks compared his findings to IRS data on the percentage of household income given away, he found that “red” states in the 2004 election were more charitable than “blue” states. Brooks found that 24 of the 25 states that were above average in family charitable giving voted for Bush in 2004, and 17 of the 25 states below average in giving voted for Kerry. Brooks concluded, “The electoral map and the charity map are remarkably similar.”
Why? A clue may be found in the 1996 General Social Survey, which asked Americans whether they agreed that “the government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality.” People who “disagreed strongly” with that statement gave 12 times more money to charity per year than those who “agreed strongly” with the statement.
One’s values, beliefs and political philosophies seem to impact how much one shares of one’s own income with the less fortunate in society. Facts are often surprising and illuminating.

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timeontarget commented on Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 07:49 AM

"Facts are often surprising and illuminating."

It is much easier to "talk the talk" than it is to "walk the walk".

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