Friday, July 27, 2012

Flash Mobs And Racial Violence

Keeping a lid on the explosive nature of flash mob violence in our largest cities is very difficult - especially since the fuse has already been lit. AT's political correspondent Rich Baehr points us to this interview at with Colin Flaherty, author of the new book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence and How the M....

A sample from the interview with FPM's editor Jamie Glazov:
FP: Colin Flaherty, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Frontpage Interview.
Let's begin with what inspired you to write this book.

Flaherty: Thanks Jamie.

My brother and I were doing a talk radio show in WDEL Wilmington, Delaware when I read a story about something called a flash mob on the streets of Philadelphia. This was two years ago. Then it happened again and again. Finally I looked at it on YouTube, and the violence and mayhem I saw on video was totally different than the antiseptic account I read in the newspapers in Philadelphia.

Everyone involved was black. So I asked a few reporters: "What's up with this race riot in Philadelphia?" They said it was not a race riot and I was imagining things. "Did you see the videos?" I asked. "Well, everyone is black but race has nothing to do with it."
The riots kept happening, in Philadelphia and elsewhere. I kept asking people what was going on. They kept denying anything was going on.

So I decided I would write a book for the people who denied the reality of this horrific racial violence and mayhem. And that was it: No explanations. No solutions. No apologies. Just that these things are happening all over the country and it cannot be good that so many people are so aggressively denying it.

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