Is It Racist to Say ‘Blacks Attacking Whites’?

Colin Flaherty, World Net Daily, June 5, 2012

Let’s say thousands of people riot in your upscale downtown neighborhood. And it happens a few dozen times in just a few years: Not just partying, but violence, destruction, theft and serious injuries.

Much of it on YouTube.

Question: If people notice that most of the criminals were black and most of the victims were white, does that make them racist?

Depends. In Philadelphia, it makes you a hero. In Baltimore, a bigot.

Let’s start with Philadelphia: For three years, the black mayor, Michael Nutter, said race had nothing to do with the dozens of violent episodes of black people marauding through older neighborhoods, stealing, beating and destroying property.

“There is no racial component to stupid behavior,” Nutter told the New York Times in one of the few stories to even raise the topic—if only to dismiss it.


Finally, Nutter changed: The rioters were black and “they were hurting their own race,” Nutter told a crowd at his neighborhood Baptist church.

At his side: the head of the Philadelphia Branch of the NAACP, J. Whyatt Mondesire. Nutter’s comments were “courageous,” he said. “These are majority African-American youths and they need to be called on it.”


Nutter was “Disgusted by the mobs of African American youths who have been terrorizing folks in City Center lately, he gave the black community a good old-fashioned whipping,” said Annette John Hall, columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The tough love had weak results: Violence continued—as did the local media’s willingness to ignore its racial component.

One hundred miles down the road, mob violence at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor may have been less manic and less reported, but it was at least as widespread.


As to the race of the criminals in this and other incidents? That’s not something reporters in Baltimore wonder about.

But state legislator Pat McDonough did.

In the spring of 2012, McDonough and his wife saw it for themselves while visiting the Inner Harbor for a charity dinner: Hundreds of people marauding through the streets, fighting, wreaking havoc.


A few weeks later McDonough issued a press release, calling for the mayor and governor to declare a “No-Travel” zone in the area because it was not safe. The headline on his press release read: “Black Youth Mobs Terrorize Baltimore on Holidays.”

{snip} The governor, mayor, elected officials and the media lined up to blast McDonough.

“Race-baiting,” said a fellow legislator.

“Racially charged publicity stunt,” said a spokesman for the mayor.

The governor “dismissed” McDonough because crime was down.

The former head of the NAACP in Baltimore said McDonough was guilty of bigotry.

The editorial writers of the Baltimore Sun dutifully heaped on the scorn: “Bluster … Bombast … Bloviating,” they called it. “Why is the race of those involved in criminal behavior pertinent?,” they asked McDonough.

Fair question, McDonough said.

“They should tell us,” said McDonough. “In the days before and after this editorial, the Sun has run articles referring to race more than 100 times. There were stories about black homesteaders, black ministers, blacks and illegal immigration, blacks and schools, blacks and gay rights, black tennis stars, blacks in the 1940 census, black school children, black criminal suspects, black criminal victims. The list goes on and on. All from the paper that pleads with us to ignore race. I’m confused. Do we ignore race or not?

“Or is it sometimes yes and sometimes no?” he said.

“If you pay attention to race are you a bigot or enlightened? These big city newspapers writers are just too bright for me.”

McDonough’s supporters in and out of Baltimore noticed that despite the name-calling, no one questioned his facts.


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  • World Net Daily to me is like Alex Jones:  Half reliable, which means half unreliable.  Always with those two sources, caveat emptor.  If you read something there which seems a little incredulous, get another source or two before you start believing it.

    That said, this is an example of WND’s sane half.  Though I think Nutter’s motivations for “telling the truth” were less than magnanimous:  I think he’s only trying to become a celebrity.  He knows certain kinds of pseudo-cons will love him if all he does is mouth off about black crime, when in reality he will never do anything about black crime.

    • Nutter only told the truth after gun sales when thru the roof.  Youtube told the truth about philly black pack attacks and enough people realized he was lying. When Nutter told the truth he said they where children and people shouldnt be shooting children who attack in packs and beat whites.

    • Major

      He also might be embarrassed by the fact that a second sitting DC council ( blak ) member was arrested on fraud charges? I think his name is “Kwame” something or other…like his cousin Detroit.

      Fear not though…Maxine scum Waters is going to be prosecuted by Congress for her thieving lying blak ass about her and her “husband’s” burglary of taxpayer funds.

    • mikejones91

      Is “WND” whites now days? 

  • Francis Galton

    According to the PC Playbook, Whites are NEVER to mention black behaviors unless the behaviors are positive, with one exception: they can mention negative behavior as long as all the blame is placed upon Whites.  Simply stating the existence of Blacks Behaving Badly is an example of Whites Being Racist. 

    • Church_of_Jed

      “We are entitled to more, because our sufferings earned us more. Those racists say we want to undo White privilege and grab all the privilege for ourselves.  We don’t want privilege, we just want back what you Whitey crakas stole from us.  Reparations are not a privilege- they are a right, and we will take what’s ours no matter what. We’re millions strong in our empowered Diversity, we have the will, we have the commitment, we have the White House, the DOJ, the military, and we have the one thing that makes all the difference: voodoo.”

      -Bishop Tyronne Cedric Ceasar Solomon Jefferson Washington, “Your time is up, Whitey,” 2011

  • Who gives a care whether it’s “racist to say” blacks attack whites.
    It’s not racist to shoot them with a ccw.

  • Church_of_Jed

    “They want us to think and worry about blacks constantly. They want us to feel the sufferings of the blacks, to heal their wounds of injustice, and to embrace Diversity until our White privilege is as dead and gone as Hitler is. But when we notice how blacks make Whites suffer through crime and violence, and how our painful wounds of White dispossession never heal, and how Diversity ruins everything it touches, we are called bigots and racists.  In other words, we can only about blacks within a very narrowly prescribed range. They want us to ignore race entirely when the terms are most important to us: life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, private property, and the integrity and future of our God given and Christ blessed White privilege. ”

    -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “Obsessing vs. ignoring race: the new rules,” 2001

    • “God given and Christ blessed White privilege”



    Gangs of Blacks beat up Whites = not racism.

    Noticing that gangs of Blacks beat up Whites = racism.

    • Church_of_Jed

      “Transgress and transcend Diversity, manifest and embrace Whiteness, beware and prepare, because you really do know what’s about to happen next… you see it in your worst nightmares, in the pictures in your daughter’s school textbooks, in all the TV commericals… and you are extremely right.”

      -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “The future is so easy to predict, the gift of prophecy is now a dead letter,” 2008

    • APaige

      Outstanding post. Simple…but profound. Funny…yet painfully truthful. Two sentences composed of 17 words…that summarize the twisted logic of the liberal media/society. 
      P.S. If this subject comes up again I will have to ‘borrow’ your post.


        Please do.  Honored to have you on my side.

    • Major

      Big time score among your friends here…Bravo.

  • I think the goal here is to make it so that just NOTICING that someone is “black” is a vile, racist hate crime because deep down underneath it all we are all the exact same.  If only our “hearts” would  see what our eyes cannot.

  • JackKrak

    This shouldn’t be surprising to any regular visitors here. We all know that “courageous” commentary on race is a game that only the home team can play.

  • Johnny Reb

    Racism is a loaded word and it usually goes off when pointed at whites. 

    If you’re not racist, then you’re not paying attention.  And if you’re not paying attention, then who cares what you think?

    Rant over.

    • Major

      Spot on Johnny…I’m proud to be a born again….”racist”. I’ve had enough of the crappy sugar coated candy of “diversity” and racism. It’s time to put the mutts down.

      • mikejones91

        haha I like that. BAR.

    • mikejones91

      Boom! Exactly. I am 21, and tryed explaining this to my friends/relatives my age. I said only a racist picks up on racism, and if your not a racist, your blind.

  • A black newspaper reporter or black radio host can talk about the incidents of AIDS in the black community but a white newspaper columnist or white radio host would be denounced as a racist for citing the same numbers.

    Blacks control the media and who can speak the message. Blacks are free and encouraged to talk about blacks and whites but whites are forbidden from talking about blacks.

    Someday I’d like to call c-span when they have a black guest who was brought on to talk about race. I’d love to ask them, ‘Where is the dialog on race if only blacks are allowed to talk about race?’  

  •  Welcome back, Robert Kelly.

  • Celestial_Time

    I don’t see what the big deal is. They want you to ignore them, then ignore them. Ignore them, everyone around them, and anything that includes them.

    Speaking of ignoring, I need to find a really good White mechanic. The place I took my car to get looked at had a black guy working in the service area, and I truly do want to be a good little PC White boy and ignore the “black.” My only request is that said mechanic be openly Racist. Although, I probably wouldn’t have too much of a problem with the closet Racist. I’ll also be needing a good carpenter and…..

  • El_Magyar

    The problem is Black Americans have had “good old fashion whippings” numerous times from their leaders. From Frederick Douglas to Bill Cosby, sincere Black leaders have tried to bring attention to the Black community that acting like idiots is detrimental to themselves, their children and their whole race. Now, we have flash mobs.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    “Over and over, I’m peppered with the question of ‘is it racist?’ Well, that depends on who you ask, now doesn’t it?!

    But- I tell them- it’s the wrong question! The real question is not
    ‘is it racist,’ but ‘is it WRONG?’ For if what you speak is the truth, however unpleasant, it can only be right.

    It has been my humble experience, limited though it may be, that racism is rarely ever wrong.”

    -Brother George Enoch “Hooter” McBallsey, “Testimonials from Reverend Jed’s Great Ivory Revival, 2012.

    • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

      Apologies to Jed; I just had to get in on this. Your sermons had me feeling inspired.


    I don’t care about it being or not being racist. 
    I’m asking, “Is it true?”

  • Whirlwinder

    It is going to be a long, hot summer and the race that cannot be named, will be splattering white blood all over the country. I suppose the socialist-marxist governments feel this is the price to pay for diversity, political correctness and multiculturalism. These policies, pushed by these governments do more to divide our country than the advertised uniting activity. But then, total chaos is the goal of the current regime. How will the regime regulate the new America?

  • Sheila Dinehart

    It is politically incorrect to point to race as a cause for anything ugly unless it can be directed toward whites either in fact or fantasy.  That is THE POLICY…THE PARTY LINE.

    chickens coming home to roost…

    now deal with it as best you can: