Posted on January 15, 2023

Being White on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Anonymous American, American Renaissance, January 15, 2023

This story is one of hundreds Colin Flaherty planned to publish in a book before his death. American Renaissance will post one a week.

On January 16, 2012, I was about a half mile from my house, on the way to work. I pulled over to text. I didn’t think the black kids I had passed were anything to worry about. Before I knew it, they jumped into my car. I ended up being shot at four times and hit once. The 16-year-old who shot me wanted to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by “killing a cracker.” I was the first cracker that got in their way that day.

The teenager who shot me committed a home invasion 13 days after my carjacking and murdered five young men. He was sentenced to only 25 years for all of it.