Chi Raq by Will Robson-Scott

Vimeo, August 9, 2013

Protein is very proud to present Chi Raq, a film by London-born photographer/filmmaker Will Robson- Scott.

The first in a series of exclusive commissions for Protein TV, Chi Raq is an intimate video portrait of life in South and West Chicago.

For the past decade, Chicago has been enduring a violence epidemic, with a death toll in the thousands and casualties mirroring the losses experienced by the US army in Iraq war over the same period. Allowing its subjects to take centre stage and tell their stories in their own words, Robson-Scottʼs film is unflinchingly honest in its depiction of life on the streets of one of the most dangerous cities in America.

The full film was released on Protein TV on 13th August 2013:

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  • Puggg

    This video couldn’t take a few seconds to blame black people for black crime. Otherwise, it’s a waste of 13 minutes.

    • me

      Absolutely! It’s not a ‘documentary’, because it’s not truthful in telling what is causing the Bantu from prospering. It’s not ‘racism’, poverty, ‘society’, historical slavery, injustice, or the White man. It is the Bantus themselves, because of their intellectual inferiority, their lack of impulse control, their lack of morals, their lack of future orientation, their violent culture, their racism, their lack of family values, their disrespect for education and learning, their lack of a work ethic, their emotional immaturity, their lack of empathy and compassion, and their self-centeredness.

    • Defiant White

      I disagree. It gives the reason in the first few seconds: “Ni**ers just do what they want to do.”

      • Who Me?

        The more I learn about non-whites the more respect (in one way) I have for our antebellum ancestors. THEY actually got some work out of their Africans! HOW, I’m not sure… (But I still think slavery was immoral and they shoulda picked their own damn cotton.)

  • Chris Granzow XI

    “Chi Raq” is insulting to Arabs. Chi-Congo is more like it.

  • Spartacus

    “For the past decade, Chicago has been enduring a violence epidemic, with
    a death toll in the thousands and casualties mirroring the losses
    experienced by the US army in Iraq war over the same period.”


    Because… GROIDS !

  • The stupidity of these film participants is sickening.


    • Oil Can Harry

      if their IQs were any lower they’d have to be watered daily.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Un-friggin believable…. It’s just Darwinism in action….

      The South-side should just be walled off…let them deal with each other….

      ‘Ya know what I mean?’

      • Brian

        If it’s an epidemic then we should have a quarantine.

    • Seminumerical

      Can’t believe I am the voice of reason here. I used to live in Chicago 20 years ago when crime was really bad, and if I still did I’d be too angry to think straight, but what she said, around 9 minutes 50 seconds in, was, “he might have shot dice, but he wasn’t a gang member.”

  • A dominant complaint in this short movie is that there are no recreation centers, which are said to be needed to prevent black crime. Don’t they know that recreation centers actually breed black crime? Anything that brings young “at risk” black children together will have the effect of breeding black crime. The trick is to keep them apart from each other and isolated from each other for as long as possible.

    • Irishgirl

      Like skating rinks.

      • jane johnson

        Outdoor skating rinks. On frozen lakes. In the springtime. Yeah, that could work.

    • Wasn’t midnight basketball supposed to have fixed all that about 20 years ago?

      • And who among us or who in this world could have predicted that gathering maybe about two dozen black men at midnight would have turned out badly? I mean, it’s one of those ideas that sounds so good on paper.

        • 1Forced_Registration

          Thank you for that. I haven’t laughed that hard in awhile.

      • Brian

        The one woman wants computers– which would be quickly destroyed or stolen…And back to square one.

    • Xerxes22

      This is why public schools in urban areas also breed crime.

      • The Knockout Game (Knockout Martin Luther King) was born in St. Louis. The long feature about it in the local MSM paper more than a year ago proved that it was born in a boxing program at a recreation center and spread via a nearby middle school. When the cops held an assembly at that middle school and at a nearby high school to advise students against the practice, all that did was advertise Knockout Martin Luther King and encourage more to do it.

    • Johnny Squire

      Calls for keeping them constantly entertained in order to prevent them from committing crimes only reinforces the stereotype that blacks are nothing more than high testosterone, low IQ, ultra-violent infants.

  • OhWow

    Notice the response of blacks in the video. Not one person implied or said straight out that acting like a thug is YOUR PERSONAL CHOICE! No mention of the people themselves and their dumb choices. It’s always someone else’s fault. Not enough stuff for them to do, not enough basketball courts or computers to go on. What a joke. If that were true then why do poor rural whites in West Virginia not live like this? They literally have nothing to do. Chicago is a MAJOR city…there is a TON to do. For god’s sake, go work at McDonald’s, do well and become manager or something…you can still make like 40k eventually just doing that. And that’s not a lot but it will at least get you by and out of the ghetto.

    • sbuffalonative

      Exactly. No sense of personal responsibility.


        Personal,,,, what? < Says Tyrone! )

  • negrolocaust

    i think there should be segregation. if blacks are lower in iq and more violent than other races i do not think it is right that other races have to be subjected to having these “people” roam around free near them. they do not contribute to society at all name one black nobel prize winner in any hard science and you cannot do it and you will never be able to because they are a waste of dna.

  • sbuffalonative

    I listened to the first 45 seconds. They guy is complaining that no one is telling what to do, no one is helping them, no one is stopping them from misbehaving.

    That pretty much sums up the black ethos. ‘We don’t know how to control ourselves’. And
    when the police DO try to maintain order? RACISM!

    You can’t win.


    By the first 30 seconds of this film, the first thug shown already knows that it’s other peoples fault. “Aint no leaders out here, aint no body here to hold you accountable for your action so n_____ just do what the f___ they want!” These people are HOPELESS! They admittedly do not have inner control, it must be provided from an outside source, and without someone there to beat civility into them at every moment, civilization just vanishes. Laughably the only outside source capable of providing that firm control, the Chicago Police Department of course. Is headed up by Supt. McCarthy who actually blamed their “Thug Life” behavior on Sarah Palin, the Pilgrims and his own police officers. ( Ha! Chicago Is Hopeless! )

  • libertarian1234

    They’re not going to be able to halt the crime and chaos there. Or even curtail it noticeably.

    In fact, every indication is that it will continue to worsen.

    It’s an example of how all black urban areas are deteriorating, requiring the eventual call-up of the National Guard in the various states to keep things under some semblance of control.

    And, after a while, that won’t work either.

    And when the situation reaches that point, what do you want to bet the elites will still be telling us “diversity is our strength?”

    Integration has been a miserable failure.

    • MBlanc46

      Black violence can’t be solved locally. It requires a national approach.

  • negrolocaust

    if you can watch this video and you cannot see that black people are developmentally disabled compared to other people than you are in a state of denial i would guess that talking to the average adult black is comparable to conversing with a 1 year old child of any other race. added to that most blacks are 24/7 abusing some drug to excess such as alcohol or whatever there is no hope for this race just segregate them so that they cannot hurt anybody else.

    • IstvanIN

      Most are developmentally disabled based on European-American standards. Based on their own level of evolution and development they are functioning perfectly normal. This is what makes separation from them critical. Pre-WW2 people knew this. Even mulattoes knew this. The president of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo, was notorious for wanting to whiten the country’s population.

    • MBlanc46

      It’s more like a 12 or 13 year old.

      • Who Me?

        Just try arguing with a 14 year old girl…! (Fortunately the girls eventually grow out of it, knee-grows don’t.)

        • MBlanc46

          They are perpetual adolescents, complete with tantrums.

    • Brian

      Several couldn’t even put down the joint long enough to be interviewed.

  • JohnEngelman

    My PC would not play the video. I suspect that it somehow blames whites for what it describes.

    To an extent, I agree. Whites are no longer willing to discipline blacks with the harsh criminal justice system which is the only thing that works for them.

    Qualities that had survival value in the African jungle earn for them felony convictions in civilized countries. Those qualities should earn for them long prison sentences at hard labor, enforced by corporeal punishment. Rehabilitation is seldom effective. The only factor that reliably reduces recidivism is age.

    The first goal of the criminal justice system should be to get criminals off of the street, and to keep them off. The second goal should be to keep them out of the gene pool.


      “The only factor that reliably reduces recidivism is age”

      I don’t know about that one anymore friend. I sure hope age is still the great tranquilizer of black crime. However we did just have a 107 year old black guy named Monroe Isadore. Carry on like a 27 year old black guy and die in a shoot out with the police in Arkansas after holding a few people hostage.


        Well if anyone’s curious as to just what a 107 year old black guy who dies in a shoot out with the police looks like, I give you,

        107 year old Monroe “F___ The Police” Isadore!

    • Brian

      There’s not much YT-blaming here. They’re just confused, each trying to come up with a pet theory. Reminds me of the centenarian who’s asked the secret to his long life (luck, genetics, good habits), and he says it’s the dill pickle he eats every morning. Or the old pre-germ-theory idea of ‘miasmas’, or demon possession.

  • MBlanc46

    Whoever wrote this needs to learn that South Chicago is a neighborhood on the far southeast Side and West Chicago is a suburb. What they mean is the South Side and the West Side.

  • For sure, most of this is pure and typical excuseology. But those of us who are tuned in enough will like the first almost minute of this (see 0:15 to 0:50). The first man they show, the one in Army fatigues and a mask, more or less admits that black people need a heavy handed heavy fisted swift response autocratic form of government, otherwise they’ll run criminally wild and out of control.

    That’s a lesson I wish certain people who hold to a certain creed that starts with the letter “L” would learn and learn quickly.

    • jane johnson


    • Reverend Bacon

      Good point. As far back as Ulysses, they knew that some peoples are too stupid for democracy. As Tennyson’s Ulysses says, “I mete and dole unequal laws unto a savage race that hoard and feed and sleep and know not me.”

  • The use of the term “epidemic” here is one of the least honest things I have ever read a libtard write, and that’s saying something. It has been 200 years since Agostino Bassi conducted the first solid experiments showing microorganisms as the cause of disease. Black violence is not an epidemic; it is not caused by germs, or by guns, or by drugs or even vulgar music lyrics, but by blacks themselves. The cause is well-known, so please, stop calling the degenerate behavior of these things an “epidemic”.

    • me

      How about the genetic defects and mental inferiority in the Bantu? An innate problem that can’t be solved by money, education, special treatment, or judicial punishment. That would be honest, and lead to the one answer to the problem–segregation.

      • Genetic defects? They’re naturally that way; in their case it’s a feature, not a bug.

        • Flossie

          My thought exactly. They’re not genetically defective. In evolutionary terms, they’re functioning perfectly.

      • Brian

        Well, Zyklon-B would work too.

  • IKantunderstand

    Why anyone would waste one second on this crap, is beyond me. Think about it. If Blacks were so great, why do we need to be constantly bombarded by the media, academia. and local governments about how diversity is our strength. The answer is :they are trying to propagandize us Because it is a lie. But they are hell bent on making you think Diversity is our strength when it is coupled with affirmative action. Just watch, there will be more and more accidents, more and more failures of infrastructures, more and more general failure of services that we once took for granted. Our once first world nation, will fall into the rubbish heap of history.

    • JohnEngelman

      War is Peace , Ignorance is Strength , Freedom is Slavery

      – George Orwell

  • me

    ‘Motherf#$ker. Whitey. Cracker. Obama. Welfare check. Raaycist. Gibs me dat. Amberlamps. Sail foam. Where de White wommens at? Reparations. Raaaycist. Raaycism. EBT card. Rappin’ and rapin’. Gang bangin’. Jesse and Al. Respec’. Diss. Disrespec’. Fried chicken and grits. Get the Honky! Jenkem.’ Poon. Bitches an’ hoes. Jail. Prison. Black Panther. Crip. Blood. Homey. Hood. Knockout games. Twerkin’. Crumpin’. McDonalls. Grape drank. Skittles. Injustice. Din’ do nuffins. Africa. African American. Black power. Black is beautiful. Black pride. Black supremacist. EBT card. Bling. Kicks. Basketball. Football. Yo mamma. My mamma. I not the daddy. Baby daddy. Baby momma. Saint Trayvon. Hair extensions. Hair weaves. Ashy. Nappy. Greasy. Drive by. Peanut butter. Egypt. Snoop Lion. Praise Jeebus. Our lord and god, Obama. Amen.’ –Ebonics 101

    • Raydonn

      My goodness, you may qualify for a Ph.D in da ebonix………….

  • Raydonn

    Well, another of their favorite colloquialisms is said to be ‘M-h D-k’, or so I read somewhere…..

  • Wethepeople

    It’s depressing how immasculated so much of England has become, it seems every time I read a story from there (or involving an individual from there in this case) the persons name is hyphenated.

    • Seminumerical

      Hyphenation there has a different meaning. When a man from an upper class family had only daughters the oldest would marry and her husband would get the estate, so long as the children got both surnames, hyphenated, to carry on the family name of the grandfather.

      It is more often a snob thing these days to have a “double barrelled” surname than an emasculating feminist thing.

  • shmo123

    nomesayin, nomesayin, nomesayin….No, I still don’t know what you’re saying.

  • Johnny Squire

    -“ain’t no leaders out here” “without no leaders tellin’ you sit yo ass down or beatin’ your ass for doin’ somethin’ outta order”.

    When he says “leaders” does he mean “fathers”?

    • Are they really so stupid that they have to be told that beating the hell out of folks is illegal?


      I can just imagine a public service seminar with “yoofs” in attendance at the question and answer session at the end:

      (Shitavious Washington raises hand). “Can I beats someone down if he disrespects me?

      (N’DeGorilla Jackson raises hand). What if I gots ta be haben de dude’s shoes? Den can I bust him up?

      (King Samir Shaboogabooga interrupts without raising hand). What if a creepy cracker has a fine-lookin ho and I want to get wif her?

      Would having someone tell them that it’s almost always illegal, no matter what ridiculous excuses they come up with help, even just a little bit?

      Of course not; don’t be silly.

  • Brian

    Sorry guys, I just played the Gnomesane drinking game on this and now I need to pass out.

  • John Smith


  • MystiKasT

    “they need to do this, they need to do that” “we have no leaders” “we cant think for ourselves” “they need something to do” — blacks saying everything we need to know about them.

    they take no responsibility, expect everything done for them, and need to be constantly entertained, otherwise they commit crime

  • DLRisVH

    By far, the most pathetic species on the planet!

  • Terra Magnum Imperium

    Only thing being murdered on this film is the English Language.