People are beginning to take notice. It’s called “the knock-out game” and it’s spreading across the country.
A black youth, usually accompanied by friends, walks up to a white or Asian stranger and sucker punches him. He will be trying to knock his victim out with one punch.
In certain areas of New York City, the victims have been singled out for being Jewish.
Naturally, the story has been virtually ignored by the media. Even though black-on-white violence is far more prevalent than white-on-black violence the media prefers to cast its withering gaze on whites who commit violence against blacks.
As for the New York Jewish community, it has been AWOL on the subject. It does not want to give offense.
Thomas Sowell offers some perspective:
Attacks of this sort have been rampant in St. Louis. But they have also occurred in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and elsewhere. In Illinois the game has often been called "Polar Bear Hunting" by the young thugs, presumably because the targets are white.
The main reason for many people's surprise is that the mainstream media have usually suppressed news about the "knockout game" or about other and larger forms of similar orchestrated racial violence in dozens of cities in every region of the country. Sometimes the attacks are reported, but only as isolated attacks by unspecified "teens" or "young people" against unspecified victims, without any reference to the racial makeup of the attackers or the victims -- and with no mention of racial epithets by the young hoodlums exulting in their own "achievement."
Those older and wiser are bemoaning it as a sign that certain youths are alienated from society. No one dares say that it has anything to do with race.
Sowell is a bit more tough-minded so he gets closer to the point:
Despite such pious phrases as "troubled youths," the attackers are often in a merry, festive mood. In a sustained mass attack in Milwaukee, going far beyond the dimensions of a passing "knockout game," the attackers were laughing and eating chips, as if it were a picnic. One of them observed casually, "white girl bleed a lot."
That phrase -- "White Girl Bleed A Lot" -- is also the title of a book by Colin Flaherty, which documents both the racial attacks across the nation and the media attempts to cover them up, as well as the local political and police officials who try to say that race had nothing to do with these attacks.
There is no rule that obliges alienated youths to play “the knock out game.” Those who try to explain away the behavior are telling young people that what they are doing is understandable, even acceptable.
Perhaps they have gotten the message that white and especially Jewish Americans owe them something. Perhaps they believe that they must take what is not given. Perhaps they believe that they are setting a score or striking out against injustice.
If young people find this to be a fun thing to do, they must have gotten what they see as a green light from someone.
Given how empathic everyone is, no one dares to condemn them. Everyone is feeling their pain.
The knock-out game is not, Sowell explains, an innocent bit of amusement:
People have been beaten unconscious, both in this game and in the wider orchestrated racial attacks. Some of these victims have been permanently disabled and some have died from their injuries.
But most of the media see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. In such an atmosphere, the evil not only persists but grows.
Some in the media, as well as in politics, may think that they are trying to avoid provoking a race war by ignoring or playing down these attacks. But the way to prevent a race war is by stopping these attacks, not trying to sanitize them.
If these attacks continue, and continue to grow, more and more people are going to know about them, regardless of the media or the politicians. Responsible people of all races need to support a crackdown on these attacks, which can provoke a white backlash that can escalate into a race war. But political expediency leads in the opposite direction.
At the least, these disaffected youth know that they can get away with whatever they are doing.
They know that the media is not going to call them out. They know that the civil rights leadership will either look the other way or will portray them as victims. And they know that law enforcement, in the hands of Eric Holder will happily ignore them. As for America’s first African-American president, he has nothing to say at all.
… Attorney General Eric Holder is [launching] campaigns against schools that discipline a "disproportionate" number of black male students. New York City's newly elected liberal mayor is expected to put a stop to police "stop and frisk" policies that have reduced the murder rate to one-fourth of what it was under liberal mayors of the past.
Apparently, the election of the first African-American president has not brought us an era of racial comity.