Eric Holder, ‘Hate Crimes,’ and ‘His People’

John T. Bennett, American Thinker, September 19, 2012

A group of those whom Eric Holder described as “his people,” at least six young men, repeatedly punched a 24-year-old white woman in the face, then proceeded to kick her face over and over when she was on the ground helpless. This occurred in Buffalo, New York last week, but the event has received no attention by the mainstream media because the victim was white and the attackers were black. This was no friendly urban jostling: the woman was left with a broken nose and cracked bones in her face.

There must have been a little bit of hate in at least one of those kicks to the face, but you can bet it won’t be charged as a hate crime.

Instead, those Eric Holder described as “his people” seem to get a pass on hate crimes charges when they select whites for their blood sport. But is it unfair to suggest that young black criminals are Eric Holder’s people? The attorney general didn’t say “my people when they are law-abiding,” and he didn’t say “my people when they are doing good things.” The attorney general exclusively, categorically identified, by race, with one racial in-group as “his people.” In post-racial America, it doesn’t seem right that the chief law enforcement officer is referring to a racial group in such terms.

In Buffalo, the unidentified woman happened to be caught up in the tail end of a flash mob. Before attacking the woman, the mob first pillaged a convenience store, filling their pockets with nutritious food which society had deprived them of. The video of the looting doesn’t look like something that would happen in a developed country. When the young men ran out, the soon-to-be victim just happened to be outside the store. That’s when the group of attackers, which included a few teenage girls, attacked the young woman. As the victim described it:

Within five seconds, [I] was surrounded by a group of boys who just started punching me in the face. And when I fell to the ground they kept hitting me, and I stood up once and they knocked me down again and started kicking me in the face and back.

According to a local news report, “[s]he was mercilessly beaten by six to ten people.” The young lady will require surgery.

Missing from the reporting on this crime is any mention of the attackers’ race. We know their race only because of the video of the looting, which occurred prior to the attack.

This beating reflected at least some degree of hate. By way of comparison, mean spray-painting gets investigated as a hate crime. Surely the vicious and unprovoked beating of a young white woman by a pack of black teenagers should at least give rise to a few questions. Would this young woman have been selected as a victim if she had been black?

The fact is that, generally, racial mob violence is not charged as a hate crime. I’ve catalogued and written about these acts of racial mob violence, which I define as unprovoked beatings committed by a group of four or more “youths” against a defenseless, innocent victim. There have been at least 50 such incidents since 2009, occurring in cities around the country, in every region. With few exceptions, the attackers are black and the victims are non-black. Consider the following examples:

  • A young white lady named Shaina Perry was brutally beaten by a black mob in Milwaukee. After beating her, the group taunted and laughed at her, and one of the attackers remarked, “Oh, white girl bleeds a lot.”
  • At the Wisconsin State fair, groups of black teens numbering anywhere from 25 to 100 “were targeting anyone who was white or appeared to look white” and beating them, according to the local police chief. At least 18 people were injured, and 30 of the attackers have been arrested.
  • In Denver, couples leaving restaurants were being attacked by a group of black men with baseball bats.
  • A young white man named Carter Strange had his skull fractured by a mob in South Carolina. He was attacked while jogging.
  • A young white man named Dawid Strucinski was beaten into a coma, for no reason, by a mob in Bayonne, NJ.
  • Anna Taylor and Thomas Fitzgerald were beaten to the ground and stomped in separate Philadelphia flash mobs, each completely unprovoked.
  • Every weekend in July“ of 2011, according to local news, “police have battled large, flash-mob beatings and vandalism” in Greensboro, NC.
  • A white female liberal writer for The Onion named Emily Guendelsberger was attacked by a mob of black teens who broke her leg and beat her. She took to the internet to insist that the attack had nothing to do with race because her boyfriend is “brown“ (he is Indian) and he was beaten up as well. The inference here is that a black mob isn’t racist if they attack an Indian along with white people.

Because there is supposedly no proof that the attacks are racially motivated, officials almost always label the attacks “random.” There is nothing random about a consistent pattern of group violence by blacks against non-blacks. If the attacks were random, then the victims would be randomly distributed, and there would be numerous black victims of flash mobs. These “flash mobs” represent a social problem, the victims are not chosen randomly, and if whites were committing similar attacks against non-whites, we would be in an officially declared racial crisis.

The victims’ stories must be told, and the attackers’ motives and actions have to be understood. With hate crimes, there is an army of experts dedicated to exploring “root causes.” If whites were forming groups and beating blacks for sport, then the judicial system would be cracking down, politicians would be bloviating at full force, professors would be calling conferences, and the media would be calling for national soul searching to expiate the racist demons that still lurk within our collective soul. Well, who needs to do the soul-searching after the beating of this white woman in Buffalo?

A good start would be those responsible for a cult of anti-white resentment named Critical Race Theory. This theory is being taught in schools across the country. Its core ideas are that “racial subordination maintains and perpetuates the American social order,” according to Derrick Bell, who was a Harvard and NYU law professor and an ally of the president. “[W]hite society” is guilty of ‘spirit-murder’ because of the ongoing unwillingness of dominant white society to acknowledge the historical fact and injury of slavery, and the correlative ongoing ordeal for African Americans of living with that unacknowledged legacy,” writes Patricia Williams, a Columbia law professor [1]. Minorities have “a shared sense of being under collective assault,” according to Kimberle Crenshaw, a UCLA law professor.

If anyone thinks that kind of incendiary ideology can be taught without inciting violence, then they have no understanding of human nature. It is madness to continue piling historical guilt upon the majority, in the face of widespread racial violence today. In terms of the karmic debt for past sins, we’re even.

The welfare state fosters hordes of selfish and undisciplined young people, their cruel and ignorant culture drives them to violence, and when a pattern of racial violence emerges, a politically correct media does its best to conceal that pattern from public view. Surely this set of social problems should be included in the national conversation that liberals want us to have about race.

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  • youhavetherighttoremainsilent

    the police will continue to stand down during these attacks. they will also not take reports and will continue cover up these incidents.  i advise all timid white people; which from reading the comments, a majority on this blog are, to disregard the ccw laws and any laws and carry a concealed handgun at least in .38 caliber. train, practice and be prepared to use it without regard to whether you will be charged etc. the alternative is to be beaten by these black mobs and end up with brain damage or whatever. the law will not protect you so why should you obey the law? too many white people are cowards and overly concerned with following the law. that is sad and pathetic. this country is heading toward lawlessness anyway so why should you be concerned about your ccw or whatever? ridiculous how many blacks do you think even contemplate applying for a ccw whatever. get real. this is why blacks are walking all over white people. sad and pathetic. and remember like my user id says do not EVER TALK TO  police EVER no matter what unless you have a lawyer with you. you have a fifth amendment right not to talk to any police. i have used it during police field interrogation and it works. dont EVER TALK to police.

  • Defiant White

    Like Obama and both Clintons, Holder needs to remain fresh in our minds. He is an enemy of whites, a serial offender and nothing but a criminal.

    At some point, Congress and/or a new white-run DOJ, needs to investigate these people, charge them, and after a trial, put them away in federal prison for many years.  Guantanamo would be nice.

    • jedsrael

      Do you really think there will ever again be a White-run DOJ?  

      Will you join me on my unicorn hunt?

      • Defiant White

        Of course I think whites will once again regain control of their culture and their destiny.   Since you spend time hunting unicorns, this may be more than you can process, but I’ll try.

        Leftist intellectual thought since the 1920s has been dominated  by many thems but probably the most prominent is that of destroying white-western-European culture so that the remaining serfs would more easily accept socialism.  The 1960s was no accident.  The hippie revolution, drug use, free love, anti-establishmentarianism, atheism and multiculturalism were planned, like a virus can be injected into a man to assassinate him.

        I believe that today, whites are re-gaining a political consciousness based upon an understanding of this deliberate attack upon their culture.  They’re disgusted by a nation going broke, pandering to homosexuals and blacks, open borders and all the nonsese that accompanies liberalism.  Some of that comes from WNs, but most WNs are (unfortunately) too stupid or too nutty  to contribute.  Conservatism (such as the Tea Party) has become the anti-left drug of choice used to kill the socialist virus.

        Now, some suspect that conservatism AND socialism are both jewish-inspired strategies and the real answer is to go beyond conservatism.

        So whether conservatism is enough to regain white control, or whether we need to go beyond conservatism to a more universal cleansing, the point is that we are moving forward to a new pro-white destiny.

  • “This occurred in Buffalo, New York last week, but the event has received no attention by the mainstream media”

    The story got very little attention in Buffalo, New York. I only saw it reported on one TV news broadcast and I didn’t read about it in the Buffalo News. (BTW, the BN has changed their format again making it nearly impossiable to find stories. This was done twice. The BN has made it their goal to hide news they don’t believe the locals should know about lest they draw the wrong conclusions. They now even hide the comments from people who aren’t subscribers and registered.) 

  • bluffcreek1967

    You got that right! The only problem is that the Mexican population seems to have skyrocketed as in most places in California. Even in Southern California, many of the cities that were once dominated by Blacks now have a greater population of Mexicans.

  •  that’s because the Mexicans have been taking over and ethnically cleansing neighborhoods.

    You don’t hear about it because the media can’t find a way to blame white people for it.

  • Ed_NY

    Where as everybody been?  Blacks can not be racists nor can they discriminate. Also, Whites can not be the victims of racism or discrimination.  I thought everybody knew this.   –  Sarcasm intended!

  • Ed_NY

    I agree but if you use your firearm to defend yourself against blacks, prepare to be Zimmermanized.

  • Guest

    An Amish guy (named Mullet!) who forcibly cut other Amish people’s hair has been convicted of a hate crime: .  In this case the perpetrator was white.  Meanwhile, black teenagers who beat whites into a coma are not charged with any hate crimes.

    This makes it very clear that the hate crime statutes are going to be enforced vigorously against some groups and not enforced against others.

  • J S

    Send them back to the jungle. You can take the animal out of the jungle but you can’t take the jungle out of the animal.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    Hopefully they’re plummeting off the Golden Gate Bridge. 

  • eddyjames

    Take heart Rob. The blacks only went as far as Oakland and Richmond where they will be able to commute to San Francisco to have their flash mobs and good old random robberies of them racist White folks.